Hangar 18

Formation

Hangar 18 were originally formed by drummer Paul Marshall in 1996.

Hangar 18 went onto achieve international success and toured with bands such as, ‘Silverchair’, ‘Collective Soul’, ‘No Doubt’ (Gwen Stefani), ‘Ocean Colour Scene’, ‘Grace Jones’, ‘Everclear’ and more. In 1997 ‘Hangar 18’ performed live at the historic Unity Hand Over Festival in Hong Kong, performing live to a stadium audience of 10,000 people whilst the show was simulcast live on TV to over 900 million people around the globe, as the UK handed their rule of Hong Kong back to the Chinese. Hangar 18 disbanded in 1999.

In 2017 after a 18 year hiatus Paul reformed Hangar 18 and went onto recruit  Red Dela Pena on vocals, LC Reklamo on guitar and Malcolm Foster on the bass completing the Hangar 18 line up. Malcolm is best known for his time performing and recording with The Pretenders and Simple Minds. So Paul and Malcolm are “the veterans” in the band, working for many years in the music industry, while Red & LC are the new blood.

Paul says “my idea was to form a “male” version of Garbage, comprising of a couple of established music industry“veterans” with some new blood at the helm, similar to what Butch Vig and the guys did with Shelly Manson from Garbage”. 

With their unique blend of backgrounds cultures and experiences combined forms the fabric of Hangar 18. The new album is being produced by legendary UK producer Steve James (The Sex Pistols, The Jam, Shirley Bassey, Vera Lynne and more).  

With a truely unique line up and one of a kind personalities this band includes members from London (UK) and Manila (Philippines) now based in Auckland (New Zealand).   

Their songs are eclectic in theme, ranging from love songs, break ups to gun control, from murder to mental health issues, songs about traveling, about people, and about pretty much every subject in between.  

Hangar 18’s new album ‘Terraforming California’ is currently on hold due to COVID19 just as the band were about to release their new single from the album entitled “Say It To Me”.

UK music reviewer JONATHAN ROBINSON wrote “Say It To Me, is soulful indie pop at its most recognisable, the track is achingly catchy”.

Terraforming California (Album Working Title)

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These are the first 5 tracks (unmastered and yet to be released) from the upcoming album Terraforming California by Hangar 18. We were one week away from finishing the tracking of the album when COVID-19 hit and stopped our ability to travel and finish tracking the rest of the album.

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HANGAR 18 press reviews

Croxton Band Room, Melbourne - Australia

New Zealand’s Hangar 18 get the crowd rocking with a blend of melodic guitar riffs and alternative-rock posturing.

Hangar 18 haven’t skipped a beat, impressing with a tight and professional showing that’s thoroughly entertaining.

Tobias Handke, The Music, Melbourne, Australia - Hangar 18 on Tour with US band Everclear

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The Gov, Adelaide - Australia

New Zealand band Hangar 18 certainly know how to get the crowd going, their performance had the crowd jumping and fist pumping. 

Dazz Hassan, Glam, Adelaide, Australia - Hangar 18 on Tour with US band Everclear

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Metro Theatre, Sydney - Australia

New Zealand rockers Hangar 18, kicked off the show their performance was dynamic enough to get the crowd going.

Cate Summers, The Music, Sydney, Australia - Hangar 18 on Tour with US band Everclear

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Metro Theatre, Sydney - Australia

Supporting Everclear tonight were Hangar 18 with some work there is definitely something there, ill keep an eye out to see how that goes?

Troy Culpan - May The Rock be With you, Australia - Hangar 18 on Tour with US band Everclear

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The Powerstation Auckland - New Zealand

Hangar 18 played songs that sounded like Bon Jovi’esque and then segued into more smooth power pop songs. The crowd swayed and bounced along to their music and seemed to be quite happy.

Jonathan Strock - 13th Floor Music Press, New Zealand - Hangar 18 on Tour with US band Everclear

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The Gov, Adelaide - Australia

Saw the guys open for Everclear in Adelaide. Love the drummer.

Patrick Roberts (Australian Fan) - Hangar 18 on Tour with US band Everclear

About - HANGAR 18

Hangar 18 are hungry and talented with a passion for performing live. They thrive best when on stage, their energy and excitement coupled with their enthusiasm is infectious. From pop orientated tracks such as “Say It To Me”, that will get you grooving along, to “Never Gonna be the Same”, which will have you bouncing on your feet all night long.

With a truely unique line up and one of a kind personalities this band includes members from London (UK) and Manila (Philippines) now based in Auckland (New Zealand).

Hangar 18 are the nicest bunch of chaps to hang out with and work with, they are dedicated to their craft but also know how to have fun and enjoy themselves, being good humoured and lively, there is never a dull moment when you're around them.

Their songs are eclectic in theme, ranging from love songs, break ups to gun control, from murder to mental health issues, songs about traveling, about people, and about pretty much every subject in between.

Unusual for most groups, as all the songs are written by the drummer Paul Marshall who has over 300 songs, with 40 already recorded and demoed. The talent doesn't stop there, Paul also makes the music videos himself, story boarding, scripting, filming, directing and editing are all in a day's work. Paul also utilises the help of fellow video maker and Hangar 18 guitarist LC and his video production crew for the more elaborate shoots.

Shows

All international tours and shows are currently on hold due to COVID 19.

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