Hans Mann was born in Chandigarh, India but grew up in Toronto. He began experimenting with music in his early teens, studying western classical music, and learning to play the keyboard, harmonium, tumbi, and mandolin. While at high school, he also composed and performed original music for the award-winning social commentary play “S.T.O.P.P.” at the Sears Theatre Festival. Around this time, Hans began setting his sights on the Indian classical music scene. In 2007, he travelled to India to record his critically acclaimed debut album, “Much Jatt Di.” Featuring well-known artists Miss Pooja, Karamjeet Anmol, and Meet Malkit, the album helped gain the young producer international recognition. While promoting the album, Hans met friend and future collaborator Deep Jandu. In 2010 he produced Jandu’s debut album, “Nach.”
Hans has toured throughout his career, performing at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, the 2011 IIFA awards, and on programs with Malkit Singh and Roach Killa. His eclectic influences include Kuldeep Manak, Sukshinder Shinda, A.R Rahman, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. After focusing on production for a few years, Hans made his singing debut with 2012′s “Mahiya.” He is currently working on his much-anticipated sophomore release.