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Catchy, Timeless music from a true Michigan songbird.

“a dynamic and engaging performer that charms audiences wherever she goes.”

-Nicholas James Thomasma, Singer/Songwriter, FARM Board Member

Real, Honest Songs from a real Honest soul

Cole Hansen is a classically-trained, award-winning Singer/Songwriter from Grand Rapids, MI. Being the daughter of a daycare providing mother, and an antique car mechanic father meant that Cole was brought up on a strange mixture of car show oldies, obscure classic rock and blues, as well as classic country, cabaret, and cheesy children’s songs. Most of Cole’s material fits best into the Americana or New Folk genres, but she prides herself on being a versatile artist with eclectic tastes. As a music major, Cole studied classical vocal technique and performed with many different Michigan groups including the Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble, the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, and even a 6-piece acapella Madrigal chorus (cheers to you if you know what the heck that is)… After music school, Cole performed with Indie Rock band Drawing Monsters and later with Award-winning Atmospheric Americana band Bello Spark. 

Cole made her theatrical debut in Fall 2019 when she was cast as one of eight performers in “Ring of Fire,” the Johnny Cash musical at Grand Rapids Civic Theater. Despite the pandemic, and to her fans’ delight, Cole dropped her long-awaited debut album, “Just In Case” in March, 2020. This past summer, she appeared in the Circle Theatre Grand Rapids production, “Freebird: Classic Rock of the ’70s.” Cole is currently working on her 2nd full-length album which she hopes to release this spring. Cole will also be making her opera debut in Opera Grand Rapids’ production of Turandot this spring. In between playing shows and recording, Cole also teaches voice, piano, guitar, and ukulele to kids.


Work with Cole

booking info

HIRE COLE TO PLAY AT YOUR NEXT EVENT! Whether you’re a larger venue booking live entertainment or just a lover of music looking for something more intimate like an acoustic set of originals for a private party, Cole has you covered. With over 40 original songs and hundreds of covers to choose from, Cole can win over even the toughest crowd. (Seriously. we’ve seen her do it.)

studio collaboration

For over 20 years, Cole has been collaborating with friends and lending her voice talents to other musicians’ projects as well as her own. Cole’s specialties include unique harmony composition, and an ability to blend with just about any voice. Listen to some samples, including Cole’s debut album here.

Keep in Touch

Cole’s portfolio showcases various commercial and personal projects created throughout her musical career. Subscribe to Cole’s site to get updated when she adds new show dates, music, videos… you know, the important stuff!