Rock Star of the Week - Paige Hanna

rivercity student profile

Junior at Santiam High School
RiverCity Royals, previously in Rockers and Summer Camp Student Assistant
Vocals, Piano/Keys and Bass
Started at RiverCity Rock Star Academy in February 2015 and part of the original class

When did you start playing music and why?
I've been singing since before I can remember and I've been playing piano since age 5.

Favorite song you've ever played?
Impossible to pick one, but ‘Aces High’ by Iron Maiden, ‘California Über Alles’ by the Dead Kennedys, ‘Rise Above’ by Black Flag, and ‘Bullet in the Head’ by Rage Against the Machine, are a few.

What do you like about RiverCity?
I love RiverCity for so many reasons. The teachers just want to make you a better performer and have a ‘one-up’ in the music industry, if that’s what you decide to do in the future. RiverCity doesn't just do one genre of music which I really appreciate. Everyone has different tastes and they really respect that and try to make everyone feel included.

Favorite band right now?
My all time favorite band has been the Dead Kennedys, but other bands that I love are the Circle Jerks, Black Flag, Crass, Pearl Harbor and the Explosions, X, Bikini Kill, Rage Against the Machine, Bad Religion, and the Ramones

What other musical projects are you working on?
I'm currently in a punk rock band called Vox Nihili and all of our members are currently or have previously been enrolled in RiverCity (Solomon, Julia, Hunter).