"Happy Hans" was born in a small village (Lanersbach) in the Tyrolean Alps, where he grew up singing, yodeling and playing old Austrian tunes. Although "Happy Hans, Sr." is no longer with us, the band continues on under the leadership of "Happy Hans, Jr.".
Hans, Jr., born in Seattle, started playing in the band at 11 years old. He is multi-talented with his ability to play the button-box accordion, trumpet and can yodel with the best of them.
Rolf Sellhast, the drummer, comes from Kassel, Germany. His happy beat is an asset to the group.
The OOM-PAH of the group comes from our tuba player, Bert MacDonald. He is originally from Minnesota and truly enjoys playing.
Kory Tideman on the button-box accordion adds harmony to the group with his rich Scandinavian background.
"Happy Hans has been together for over 30 years and has played all over the Northwest. Although they specialize in "Oktoberfest", they play a wide variety of European/American music. They liven up any party and remember..."No home is a happy home without Happy Hans' Music.
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