Chris Hansen - GuitAR/kEYBOARDS
Ever since he saw a rock band for the first time, at the Montville Harvest Festival, Chris has wanted to play guitar in a band. So the same month he got his driver’s license, he also started guitar lessons. Many years later the interest is even greater. In addition to playing guitar, Chris will also play a little keyboard if they make him. Adding keys has let RUN For Cover explore many other musical possibilities.
Through-out these past 20 years or so with RUN for Cover we have been able to cover many of my musical influences from U2 and The Police to The Rolling Stones. Even some Guns’ Roses or Lady Gaga thrown in to shake it up. Basically, if it makes the audience happy, then he’s more than thrilled to play it the best he can.
Chris is lifelong runner and triathlete. His first band, "Last Summer" as well as "RUN For Cover" were made up of his running friends for the purpose of performing at running functions, hence the name. Many of the events the band covers are running or adventure race related. Just a perfect fit!
Running also turned an injury into an opportunity; to learn how to design and build custom tube amplifiers and effects systems. While spending time recovering from an injury, Chris decided to build a lighter guitar amp to save his back. Several tube amps later and it's a minor obsession, amps built in the style of 50's-60's Fenders and Marshalls. Custom effects systems provide the gigging musician with lightweight, rugged, “grab and go” effects solutions. Look for his creations on stage. Chris’s company, Hansen Amplification LLC, has already built and modified amplifiers and effects for some of the area’s top players.
Run for Cover Line-up:
Chris Hansen – Guitar, Keyboards, wishes he could sing
Tom Roemmele - Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
Laurie Schaeffer – Lead Vocals, Keyboards, now she can sing
Adam Leighton – Drums, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
John Schaeffer - Guitar, Sound