Tim Kanoa Hansen is a young German musician. Born on the 26th of July 1999 in Hamburg, he discovered his love for music and especially metal early on. From a very young age, he started playing the acoustic guitar until he eventually switched to the electric guitar at the age of 15. This was the starting point of his music career. His interest in metal music was also very likely sparked by his father, Kai Hansen, known from his bands Helloween and Gammaray.
Known from his symphonic progressive power metal band INDUCTION, he created his first self titled debut album together with the founder of the band, Martin Beck, from the Czech Republic. The album shines with beautiful melodies and heavy riffing parts, that take an interesting and innovative turn on a genre already known and loved by many. In a short matter of time, the album catapulted to number 8 in the German Rock-Metal charts.
After the initial recording of the album, Tim visited the Aristides factory in the Netherlands in their previous workshop. There he had the first chance ever to play on one of these high-end monsters. Tim comments:
I can still remember clearly how it felt playing an Aristides for the first time. I was simply blown away. First, I got handed one of the older models with a maple fretboard. I simply couldn’t believe the clarity, sustain, and resonance this guitar had, and it played so effortlessly. I thought, “good luck topping this,” but it gets better. After already being completely blown away, I got handed one of the newer models with the now-standard Richlite fretboard. The difference was astounding. I really couldn’t believe it. Now I have an eternal love for these flawless instruments, serving me as my most powerful tool of creativity and songwriting. If I had a girlfriend during the time I got my first guitar, I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t have stuck with me for long. Everything else became pretty much irrelevant to me, besides playing on my own personalized Aristides.
Tim pretty much managed to jump right out of school into the real world of music business. A bold step, but unavoidable one if you have an ever-burning passion for music and expression.
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