Hangar 18 are Red Dela Pena on vocals, LC Reklamo on guitar, Malcolm Foster on bass and Paul Marshall on drums.
Paul is the original founding member of Hangar 18 and has had a long music career, working on all sides of the industry. 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 modern version of Garbage, comprising of a couple of established music industry veterans with some new blood mixed in at the helm, similar to what Butch Vig and the guys did with Shelly Manson from Garbage”.
The new album was produced by Grammy nominated, Aria winning, UK music producer Steve James who has worked with artists such as George Harrison, The Sex Pistols, The Jam, Shirley Bassey as well as Cold Chisel, The Angels, The Screaming Jets, Mental as Anything and Weta.
Hangar 18’s debut single Say It To Me was the first release from their upcoming album entitled ‘Terraforming California’.
UK music reviewer JONATHAN ROBINSON wrote “Say It To Me, is soulful indie pop at its most recognisable, the track is achingly catchy”.
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 around.
With a truely unique line up and one of a kind personalities the band includes members from London (UK) and Manila (Philippines) and are now based in Auckland (New Zealand). With their unique blend of backgrounds, cultures and experiences combining together forms the fabric of their sound.
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.
Unusual for most groups, as all the songs are written by Paul the drummer. The talent doesn't stop there, Paul and LC also make the music videos, story boarding, scripting, filming, directing and editing are all in a day's work.