• Kelly Hansen is a musician best known as the frontman of the British-American rock band Foreigner.
• His music career started in the early eighties and he founded the hard rock/heavy metal band Hurricane.
• He released two studio albums with Air Pavillion and one with Unruly Child.
• He also released a studio album with Perfect World and another with Foreigner.
• His net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.
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|Date of birth||April 18, 1961|
Who is Kelly Hansen?
Kelly Hansen was born under the zodiac sign Aries on the 18e April 1961, in Hawthorne, California, USA, and is an American musician, probably best known as the frontman of the British-American rock band Foreigner. Moreover, he is widely recognized as the founding member of an American hard rock band Hurricane, as well as a former member of rock bands such as Unruly Child and Perfect World.
Kelly Hansenhis career in the music industry began in the early 1980s, starting as an independent studio singer.
In 1983, he teamed up with drummer Jay Schellen, guitarist Robert Sarzo and bass guitarist Tony Cavazo, younger brothers of famous rock musicians Rudy Sarzo and Carlos Cavazo respectively, and founded the hard rock/heavy metal band called Hurricane. Initially, the band failed to attract major labels, but in 1985, the band self-released their debut album titled “Take What You Want”. After extensive touring alone, and after serving as opening act for Stryper on their ‘To Hell with the Devil’ tour in 1986 and 1987, Hurricane was given ‘an ear’ by the Enigma Records label and landed a record deal.
The band’s debut studio album entitled “Over the Edge” was released in 1988 and peaked at number 92 on the Billboard US Album charts, also producing hit singles such as “Over the Edge” and “I’m on to You”, peaking at number 33 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.In 1990, Hurricane released another studio album – “Slave to the Thrill” – which spawned two singles, “Dance Little Sister” and “Next To You”. as the band’s most ‘focused’ release, it failed to achieve real commercial success, leading the band members to split up in 1991.
Hansen went on to perform as a session singer and guest star on several projects, collaborating with a variety of artists including names like Don Dokken and Fergie Fredriksen, as well as bands Slash’s Snakepit and Bourgeois Pigs. In the mid-nineties, Kelly served as the frontman of Air Pavillion with which he released two studio albums – “Sarrph Cogh” in 1994 and “The River/The Life” in 1999. In 1998, Kelly joined the crew of Unruly Child, replacing their frontman Mark Free, soon after which the band released the album “Waiting for the Sun”.
Later that year, he was featured on Stuart Smith’s studio album Heaven and Earth.
In the early 2000s, Hansen collaborated with Tim Donahue with whom he released the studio album “Into the Light”. In 2001, along with original member Jay Schellen and bassist Larry Antonino and guitarist Sean Manning, Kelly Hurricane resurrected, and soon after, almost 11 years since the third, the band released their fourth and final studio album called “Liquifury”.
Two years later, in 2003, Hansen collaborated with bassist Fabrizio V. Zee Grossi, guitarists JM Scattolin and Alex De Rosso, pianist Adam Forgione and drummer Biggs Brice and founded the hard rock band Perfect world. Their only release, simply called “Perfect World”, charted later that year and was released by the Frontier Records label.
In March 2005, Kelly Hansen teamed up with Mick Jones and joined his rock band Foreigner. He debuted as the band’s third lead vocalist in November of that year, performing on the live album titled “Extended Versions”.
After extensive touring in 2007, they released their greatest hits anthology album in mid-2008 entitled “No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner”. “Too Late”, released in June 2008. In 2009, Foreigner released another studio album – “Can’t Slow Down” – which peaked at No. 29 on the Billboard 200 chart, and produced two singles “In Pieces” and “If it comes to love”.
Following this commercial success, the band was honored with the Gold Certification from the Independent Music Companies Association in the following year of 2010 for selling over 100,000 units in Europe alone.
In 2011, Foreigner released the second edition of their greatest hits called “Extended Versions II”, as well as “Acoustique”, a studio album of their greatest hits ‘stripped down’ in acoustic mode. The coming years, Kelly and his bandmates toured small clubs and venues across the United States, before returning to the studio and releasing their latest album, symbolically titled “40: Forty Hits From Forty Years 1977-2017”, which hit the charts in 2017.
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the band’s Juke Box Heroes tour has been postponed to 2021.
In addition to all of the above, Kelly is also a passionate “student of food,” and in August 2015, appeared on the “Rock Stars” episode of the Food Networks’ cooking competition reality showMinced meat”, having previously participated in cooking shows such as “The Asphalt Chef” and “The Chew” in 2010.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this 59 year old American rock musician has amassed so far? According to authoritative sourcesKelly Hansen’s net worth, as of mid-2020, is around the sum of $3 millionlargely acquired during his nearly 40-year career in the world of rock music.
|First and last name||Kelly Hansen|
|Date of birth||April 18, 1961|
|Profession||Singer-songwriter, songwriter, Dancin’ Days, Foolin’ Yourself, Wheel in the Sky|
|Music groups||Foreigner, Hurricane, Perfect World, Dancin’ Days, Foolin’ Yourself, Wheel in the Sky|
|Goliath||2016||TV series is in – 3 episodes|
|Brother love||2014/II||Short customer|
|Hot desire||2002||Video Writer: “Happy to Be Your Fool”, “Heaven & Earth”, “In My Dreams”|
|Minced meat||2015||TV serials||Himself – Contestant|
|The kitchen of hell||2014||TV serials||Himself – Restaurant Patron|
|Behind the music||2013||Documentary about the TV series||Himself – lead vocals ’04-present|
|Home & Family||2012||TV serials||Himself – Guest|
|Foreigner Live at the Grammy Museum||2012||TV special|
|Live big morning buzz||2012||TV serials||Himself|
|Foreigner: Rockin’ the Ryman||2010||TV movie||Himself – Lead Vocals|
|Wet, is that..?||2008||TV serials||Himself|
|Private Sessions||2008||TV serials||Himself|