LA based singer, songwriter and producer Hana Pestle (HANA) has been making waves in the music industry for an impressive 15 years. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia and after moving to Montana, HANA began songwriting at the age of 13. After two years of perfecting her craft, she caught the attention of producers Ben Moody and Michael “Fish” Herring who flew her out to LA to begin working on her debut album. During this time, HANA divided her time between LA and Montana where she focused on her music as well as completed her final years in highschool. Upon graduation, she moved to LA full-time where she put out 3 EP’s and her self-titled, full-length album.
After releasing her first few projects, HANA began touring extensively across the country. 6 years later, she felt artistically unfulfilled leading to a break in touring and the motivation to produce music on her own terms. It was within this time where she befriended producer Bloodpop who encouraged her to take a different direction in her brand and music.
In 2015, HANA officially rebranded herself and released her first single “Clay” which received an overwhelmingly positive response. Using this as motivation, she went on to write and produce her 5-track EP HANA, which explored a more electronic style, and was invited to play on tour with Purity Ring and Grimes. HANA was then given the opportunity to play in Grimes’ live band for numerous years where she performed as an opening act on Lana Del Rey’s Endless Summer Tour and Grimes’ AC!D Reign Tour.
In 2019 HANA wrote, recorded and produced her entire 12-track album ‘HANADRIEL’ in four weeks while live-streaming on gaming platform Twitch. In addition to being an artist and producer, HANA is also an avid gamer. In the last year, she began streaming games, makeup and music. She has created a large following on her Twitch account where she regularly live-streams League of Legends, Hearthstone, Splatoon with her dog Eevee
In 2020, HANA plans to release new music, play an array of live shows and continue to experiment with live-streaming.