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Catchy, Timeless original tunes from a true Michigan songbird

Soulful acoustic Pop, Folk, and classic country

Cole Hansen is a classically-trained, up-and-coming singer/songwriter and vocal powerhouse from Grand Rapids, MI. She was brought up on a strange mixture of car show oldies, obscure classic rock and blues, as well as classic country, cabaret, cheesy children’s songs, and church hymns. Most of Cole’s material fits best into the Americana or Folk genres, but she prides herself on being a versatile artist with eclectic tastes. As a music major, Cole studied classical vocal technique and has had the honor of performing 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. 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. In Summer 2021, she appeared in Circle Theatre Grand Rapids’ production, “Free Bird: Classic Rock of the ’70s.” Most recently, Cole made her opera debut in Opera Grand Rapids’ production of Turandot. Cole is currently working on her 2nd full-length album of original songs to be released in late Fall. In between playing shows and recording, Cole teaches voice, piano, guitar, and ukulele. She also enjoys long walks in the woods, random adventures, and spending quality time with family & friends.


Work with Cole

booking info

HIRE COLE FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT! Whether you’re a larger venue booking live entertainment or a music lover 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, merch, videos… you know, the important stuff!