Singer, songwriter and guitarist, self taught Hans Nayna hails from the small, tropical, english/french and creole speaking island of Mauritius. Atypical and powerful, his voice carries a natural sense of simplicity and confidence. Sometimes fragile but always passionate, Hans crafts a textured, lyrical brand of melodies Pop-Rock topped by expressive smoky vocals. His music is the expression of his inner life and feelings. A distinctive and authentic music which urges you to explore.
Hans has been experimenting since 2013 with a debut EP State of My High. Five folk pop tracks with his first band featuring a violin. It was a fresh acoustic, subtle and easy listening EP. In 2015, he releases his widely acclaimed single in Mauritian creole, Mo lam (My soul) which brought him to be on top of local radio charts. In 2016, Hans and his former team releases Music for the soul, his first LP, which gained international attention with his title track featured in a German series and some commercials. A soulful experience of pop-rock and folk with orchestral music arrangement. In 2017, he came up with his 2nd LP, Time Flies mostly Blues-Rock-Pop with some gems that relate to the time when he became a dad.
Revolution and Unbreakable man, two pop-rock single [released 2019 and 2020 respectively] marks the turn in Hans’ career in refining and defining himself. His latest music video of Unbreakable man is a jaw dropping mini action movie full of adrenaline while the video clip of Revolution joins the old school rooftop videos, filmed on top of Air Mauritius building.
From regional festivals, local gigs to music markets-festivals in South Korea, Hans is an accessible and incredible live performer with a band or on a solo set. The opening act for Ben Harper in Mauritius remains as one of his best solo experience. Recently relocated in Estonia, Hans is working with an Italian (Mauritius Based) Producer Ribongia on a new set of Pop/Rock/Folk sprinkled with delicately engineered electronic sounds which could attract fans of Dermot Kennedy, Jacob Banks or Paolo Nutini and Billie Eilish.