Viking Jesus(Kris Hansen)

Rank #1 US Providence, RI Indie / Rock / Folk


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Sounds Like: Flaming Lips, Elliott Smith, The Beatles, Depeche Mode, The Cure

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Bio: My name is Kris Hansen. I grew up in Rhode Island. I have been playing out since I was 14. I am 36 now. There isn't a live room, restaurant, out door event or party that I haven't played in RI in all these years. RI is my home town! I have played in Boston @ the Middle East, played Worcester with... See Full Bio

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Posted a new song: "The American Giver (band rough)" http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/273445555 #music


“Lyrically, Hansen wears his heart on sleeve (look up “A Song For My Father”) while often tackling social and political issues (he just penned two new songs, “ICU” and “Boston Marathon”) via an eclectic stylistic mixture which is heavily influenced by artists ranging from the Cure and Elliott Smith to the Beatles and the Beach Boys. “Our sound is all over the place, and most of the time we are paying some sort of weird homage to an artist we love,” he said. Eclectic and catchy cuts fill the VJ debut right from the start on album openers “Ebola” (which first appeared on the Left Hand Band disc), “1 & 7,” and “Reinventing the Square.” While Hansen is proud of the album, he noted that “where it gets crazy is with our live show.” Read more: http://providence.thephoenix.com/music/155019-blessed-for-success/#ixzz2afRlLvCV ”
—  Chris Conti, The Providence Phoenix
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  • GreatMindsInside (Artist) GreatMindsInside
    The Cost of Being a Disciple: Luke 14:25-27
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    Great stuff! Make sure to check out some my page as well http://www.reverbnation.com/AlvaroDiaz
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    - Real Fans, Plays, Widget Hits and Video Views on Reverb Nation - Real Likes from Real People on Facebook - Real Followers from Real People on Twitter - Real Vie...
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    Wow, great stuff!
  • Morrison 33 (Artist) Morrison 33
    Oh man, cool style you have! Lovin it Kris!!! Have a great weekend!
  • Georgina Taylor (Artist) Georgina Taylor
    Kool sound! Lovely to meet you xox
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Q: Hi I saw you know a bit about Vikings. My question to you is as follows: What was the importance of the Vikings to have the skill of Raiding?
A: Viking Jesus is in fact a band name. I am part Norwegian. I don't think raiding is an important skill or a skill at all. I don't think taking what other people have is a skill. Desperation was probably the factor... I hope you're satisfied, jack ass!!

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