Known primarily as a founding member of the multi platinum rock band Tesla, Frank Hannon is also a multi-instrumentalist, producer and recording engineer who has produced many younger up and coming artists as well as Tesla singles and diverse solo albums. Today Hannon has released his new single, “Octopus”. The track is a jazz rock fusion instrumental song that features Frank improvising spontaneous jazz inspired bass lines to start, then he incorporates his experience as a producer / recording artist to perform by overdubbing piano, organ, drums and ultimately a blistering electric guitar solo to create a unique mix of rock, jazz and fusion music.
Watch a video for the track below.
Says Hannon: ‘“I have a very eclectic taste for different styles of music and I started learning to play the organ at 5 years old with my grandmother, then drums at 10 before falling in love with guitar at 12 years old in 1978. At 15 years old I got a 4-track recorder tape machine and learned that if you want to record well, it’s important to understand the role of bass guitar and how all the instruments fit together in recordings. I used a 4 track cassette machine to learn how to record overdubs, since then I’ve built studios over the years to record bands and albums. This new ‘Octopus’ song is a sample of my love of the art of recording and capturing “improvisation” as a way to create interesting music as a solo artist. I couldn’t think of a title for it until I saw the movie “My Octopus Teacher” which made me fall in love with the extreme intelligence and diversity of the amazing animal known as the Octopus.”
“Octopus”, is available via all digital streaming services here.
Tesla are returning to Las Vegas for a special five-night residency, in celebration of their 36 years of entertaining rock audiences around the world. Kicking off Friday, March 17 at 8:30 PM inside House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip, tickets for Tesla: The Las Vegas Residency are on sale now.
Tesla: The Las Vegas Residency at House of Blues Las Vegas performance dates (Doors at 7:30 PM):
- Friday, March 17, 2023
- Saturday, March 18, 2023
- Wednesday, March 22, 2023
- Friday, March 24, 2023
- Saturday, March 25, 2023