Walter Hansen is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Tampa, Florida. Hansen was born in 1968 to a Norwegian father and an Italian mother. His first instrument was the accordion and he was trained by Irene Adams who had great success in the New York music scene in the 1930s and 1940s. After winning countless awards playing the accordion, Hansen’s talent led him to meet Myron Floren, whom he cites as one of the earliest influences on his music. After learning the saxophone, Hansen got a scholarship to Florida State School of Music and recorded a song with Ben Tankard for a Billboard song contest, but ultimately lost to Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Hansen would go on to join a jazz-pop vocal ensemble where he honed his songwriting skills while still in college.
“If you can’t do it first, try again.” After auditioning for the US Navy band, he was accepted and stationed in Italy which brought him back to his Italian roots. While performing with the US Navy band, Hansen performed with many great musicians including Jim Nesbit, Tommy Loyola, Steve Wilson, and many more. After a short hiatus, Hansen returned to the music scene and began working with Lewis Martinee, known for working with Bernard Jackson and Phonic Gurus. After working with Martinee with the artist and developing, Hansen released two songs under the name “Dremr”. He then began releasing music under what currently passes, Walter Hansen. She released her first single Breath, followed by Magic, Friday’s Here and She’s On Fire. His debut EP is titled “The Perspective” EP and was followed by his second EP, I Came To Win. Hansen’s new single, “The Gift of Music” was released in the spring of 2019, followed by a few more releases that are also slated for a 2019 release.