The Short StoryHans Eberbach is an award winning vocalist and songwriter who was born on the west coast and raised in the northeast wilds of Maine in a small town called Dover-Foxcroft, returning to the California sunshine after high school to launch his career in the mid '90's as the singer for Sacramento based roots rock band Sweet Vine. Guided by industry contact/friend Geoff Bywater (Glee) - a music supervisor at FOX, the band was barely playing live shows locally when they were signed to a publishing deal with Warner-Chappell and then to a lucrative, long-term record deal with Sony/Columbia.
The band toured and released one self-titled album that was a fresh take on the warm, fluid songs inspired by Jim Croce, The Allman Bros, The Black Crowes, and many other classic rock bands and songwriters of the 70‘s. When the group eventually disbanded, Hans Eberbach moved to Los Angeles, spending his time submitting music for TV and film eventually returning to Sacramento in the 2000’s.
He has since released a solo album, Up Is The Only Way Out (2010)
He has toured and released an album, “So Much Trouble” (2011) with The Nibblers, a soul soaked Sacramento based funk and R&B band.
He now sings for Joy&Madness, an evolution of that vintage soul sound. The band has released a four song self titled EP - Joy&Madness.
When he's not getting funky with Joy&Madness, he's fronting HANS! and the HOT MESS a band that represents his original singer/songwriter/electronic soul work from his solo release, Up Is The Only Way Out as well us his upcoming EP, Love and Change and many more unrecorded songs. The band features a revolving combination of these fine musicians:
Hans Eberbach:vocals, guitars
Dave Jensen on drums
Miss Nyxi on bass/vocals
Ryan Hernandez on vocals and guitars/loops/drums/bass/synths/samples/milf taming/channeling the universal rhythms
Kazutoshi Haji on guitar/vocals
Joshua Krage on guitar/vocals
You can find us on Facebook at:
HANS! and the HOT MESS
Party On The Roof - at Assembly in Sacramento March 2013
Resolve - at Assembly in Sacramento March 2013
Lightning - at the Torch Club in Sacramento 2012
Eberbach performs also with his band HANS! and the HOT MESS, a sometimes 4 piece, sometimes trio, sometimes two piece that represents his “solo” material, an eclectic blend of singer-songwriter funk and soul with a sometimes electronic bent for live-looping. Eberbach will be releasing new material with both bands in 2014 and playing select cities across America through out the rest of the year.