The “Heavy Metal Hippie”
GUITARIST / SINGER Songwriter
16+ Million Albums Sold
424 Songs Recorded
Not only is he a founding member and lead guitarist of the band TESLA, Frank is also a singer / songwriter / producer and co-owner of the indie label RedHawk Records. Having a passion for all genres of music, he has recorded several solo albums including “Guitarz From Marz“, “Gypsy Highway“, “Six-String Soldiers“, and “World Peace“. Frank is also passionate about the are of producing music and has worked with numerous other artists in his Northern California studio.
Playing Electric and Acoustic guitar, Piano, B3 organ, Bass and just about any instrument he can get in his hands, Frank loves to experiment with Blues, Country, Folk and Jamming improvising styles beyond what he is most famous for in the “Rock” genre. His mother introduced him to to psychedelic sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, and others from the San Francisco era as a child, then he developed his loved for hard rock throughout high school in the 80’s. In recent times, Frank and company have come full circle as TESLA is touring with their pals Def Leppard again some 30 years later, and Frank is tapping into the influences of his childhood roots with his solo music.
“What I love about music is you can always learn something new..especially from the roots of old music…this is the 35th year of my career and musically it is the best time of my life!”
~ Frank Hannon