Glen Hansard is an Academy-Award winning singer-songwriter, and principal vocalist/guitarist for the bands, The Frames and The Swell Season. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Hansard left school at age thirteen to begin “busking” around town. During these early years he honed his craft on the street during the day and refined it for the stage at bars and pubs at night. Many of the musicians he crossed paths with during this time would go on to become band members, collaborators, and life-long friends.
In fall of 2022 Hansard released the single, “Take Heart” about the conflict in the Ukraine with profits going towards displaced members of that community. He is currently working on a new solo record with a release scheduled for 2023.