An unusual description for a band playing music of the folk genre. Even more unusual that the band in question comes from Germany. Hanne Kah, 4 musicians from the small city of Mainz, in the heart of Germany, have become known as one of folk’s most respected voices in Germany. Touring not only in their home country, but internationally in Canada, Australia and all over Europe.
Throughout the years Hanne Kah has played shows with renowned artists like Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, The Hooters, Bob Geldof and many more. Hanne herself put on a memorable performance of The Hunger Games’ song “The Hanging Tree“ alongside the Chezch National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the award winning Hollywood composer James Newton Howard on his european tour.
Then the global pandemic forced the band to hit the pause button. While they were stuck at home, the band worked on new ideas. In doing so, they began to develop a new musical course. With the release of their single “Tell Me Who I Am“ the band set the first steps on this route.
During this time, the band experienced several personal strokes of fate. The experiences deeply influenced the output and production of their latest single “Family“. The song tells a story of the connection between us and the people who raised us to become who we are now.
Inspired by their heroes – legendary songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, Brandi Carlile and Marcus Mumford – the band teamed up with producer Christian Lohr (also producer of Joss Stone, Gianna Nannini, Sting, Mick Jagger and many more) to work on their upcoming record – off which “Family” will be the first single release.
The front singer Hanne Kah creates visibility and representation for women* and queer people. She uses her voice as a public person in her lyrics to point out grievances in society and the music industry, especially in relation to gender equality, in order to initiate changes.
Hanne Kah’s music and stage performance creates a virtual guest house that opens horizons to an inclusive, flourishing world.A family with a place for everyone.