Randy Hansen, one of the few guitarists in the world officially recognised by the Hendrix family is coming to New Zealand for the first time, guitar virtuoso and one of the few guitarists in the world to be recognised by the Hendrix family is coming to New Zealand in May for four shows in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Hamilton.
The world lost one of the greatest musician’s when Jimi Hendrix died in 1970. It was a legacy that was far too short but made an indelible mark on music and popular culture. He was one of the greatest musicians to ever live and brought us songs like Hey Joe, Purple Haze and The Wind Cries Mary. Many musicians have followed him. Many have tried to copy his unique style and every guitarist in the world dreams of emulating his talent. There is only one man in this world to truly match this legacy – Randy Hansen.
Randy is one of the few guitarists officially recognised by the Hendrix family as a result of his explosive guitar interpretations reminiscent of all that was breath taking and spellbinding about Jimi Hendrix.
The Seattle-born firebrand has been stunning audiences worldwide with his explosive homage since the 1970s. He has even unleashed his uncanny virtuosity and dazzling charisma alongside Hendrix's own former bandmates, Mitch Mitchell, Noel Redding and Buddy Miles.
Over 40 years, he has shared stages with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Miller, Paul Rodgers, Sammy Hagar, Herbie Hancock, Robert Cray and Bob Seger; he's been acclaimed by Eddie Van Halen and Eddie Vedder and released more than a dozen albums including Hendrix by Hansen.
Now, for the first time on antipodean stages, experience the thrill of a lifetime as Randy Hansen channels the spirit of Hendrix in a flawless invocation of legendary stage presence and unparalleled musical skill. From the infamous ‘burning guitar’ of the '67 Monterey Pop Festival to the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ that was Woodstock, witness the raw power and technical mastery that made one of THE indelible figures in rock n roll legend.
Ufo Walter’s incredible performance was developed over 35 years on stage. Described as one of the most innovative and impressive bass players in Europe, Ufo has mastered his skill alongside legendary performers Buddy Miles and Leon Hendrix.