The Short Story

Hans 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 Geoff Bywater - 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 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 with modern classic pop sensibilities. The band has released two EP's
The EP#1 (2014)
Little Bright World(2015)
Joy and Madness is hitting select cities and festivals on the west coast throughout 2016 and beyond. 

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
Tony Edwards on drums
Miss Nyxi  on bass/vocals
Joshua Krage on guitar/vocals
And sometimes Kazutoshi Haji on guitar/vocals
He also performs with an electronic duo version of the Hot Mess with Bobby G , guitarist for Joy and Madness who has also toured and performed with Earth, Wind and Fire, Lionel Ritchie, Sheila E. and more
You can find us on Facebook at:
HANS! and the HOT MESS

Videos for 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


HANS! Sample Platter

Joy and Madness - Little Bright World EP


Li'l Birdy Told Me

VIDEOS : music and more

Hans! and the Hot Mess LIVE

Up Is The Only Way Out on Bandcamp
HANS! - "Up Is The Only Way Out" - CD

HANS! - "Up Is The Only Way Out" - CD

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