Hanni El Khatib , still called HEK , is an American musician born June 8, 1981, singer-songwriter of rock based in Los Angeles.
Born in Palestine by his father and Filipino by his mother, Hanni El Khatib was born in 1981 in San Francisco, California, where he grew up. He first practices music as a hobby while also working as the artistic director of the clothing brand for skateboarders HUF>, particularly appreciated by Californians and Californians.
In 2010, he recorded two singles on the label Innovative Leisure, belonging to the independent label Stones Throw Records. It is the opening of Florence and the Machine>. He performed at the South by Southwest festival in March 2011, and at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in June 2011. His first album, Will the Guns Come Out, was released in September 2011. On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, he plays the first part of City and Color at the Golden Arrow> in Paris, then, at the beginning of December, at the Transmusicales of Rennes >>>.
In 2012, he toured Europe again in 2012, including Paris in March, Rouen in June to inaugurate the Terrasses du jeudi> then the Eurockéennes de Belfort, Paléo Festival Nyon in July and La Route du Rock. in August>.
In Paris, he meets Dan Auerbach (guitarist and singer of the band The Black Keys)> with whom he sympathizes and who produces in 2013 his second album in a Nashville studio >>>.