Isaac Hanson

Isaac Hanson


11/17/1980, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Birth Name

Clarke Isaac Hanson



Also Known As

Ike Hanson, Ike, Hanson
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He lived in Trinidad, Ecuador and Venezuela before moving with his family in Tulsa. Albums include Boomerang (independent release in 1995), MMMBop (independent release in 1996), Middle of Nowhere (mercury records, March 1997), Snowed In (mercury records, Nov 18 1997), I Will Come to You single with previously…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • The coolest thing he ever bought was a 1966 Cherry Red Gibson ES33.

    • Isaac can imitate Bullwinkle and Kermit.

    • Isaac is named after his grandpa (Clarke).

    • Isaac's favorite movie is Star Wars.

    • Isaac's favorite color is green.

    • Isaac is right-handed.

    • Isaac plays both electric and acoustic guitars, as well as the piano, the bass and synth.

    • Isaac names his guitars after previous girlfriends.

    • Isaac refers to screaming fans as "the scream squad".

    • His nickname is Ike.

    • Isaac is 5'11" (1.80 m).

    • In October 2007, Isaac underwent successful surgery for a form of pulmonary embolism known as venous thoracic outlet syndrome or 'Paget-Schroeder Syndrome.'

    • Isaac and wife Nicole welcomed their son, Clarke Everett Hanson, on April 3, 2007. Everett weighed 8 lbs, 12 oz. The couple welcomed their second son, James Monroe Hanson on July 1, 2008. Monroe weighed 8 lbs, 11 oz. Both boys were born in Tulsa, OK.

    • Isaac married his long-term girlfriend, Nicole Dufresne, in October 2006. They were married in a traditional ceremony in Tulsa.

    • Trivia:
      Calls screaming fans "the scream squad"-------------

      Names his guitars after previous girlfriends.-----------------

      Early Musical Influences have been early 50's and 60's Rock N' Roll----------------

      Older brother of Taylor Hanson and Zac Hanson-------------

      Son of Walker Hanson.------------------

      Is the Co-founder\Co-CEO of 3CG Records-----------------

      Underwent treatment in winter of 2003 for blood clot in right arm.---------------

      Album "Underneath" debuted at # 1 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart. The album sold over 37K in its first week making it one of the most successful selling self-released albums of all time.-----------------

      Where are they now:
      (May 2003) After nearly 3 years of fighting with their record label, Hanson has broke away from them and plan on releasing "Underneath" in September 2003.-------------

      (October 2003) Announced the start of own record label, 3CG Records, along with brothers Taylor and Zac. The brothers, known as Hanson, will release their 3rd studio album, Underneath, on 3CG in spring 2004.------------

      (November 2003) Hospitalized for a blood clot in his arm.

  • Quotes

    • Isaac: I think downloading is both saving and killing the music industry at the same time.

    • Isaac: (about touring on the road with his brothers) We have a good time and try not to kill each other.

    • Isaac: No offense, I know everybody's raving about them, but MP3s do not sound as good as CD quality, and the bass, the bass is not even there.

    • Isaac: (about his relationship with his brothers) Zac, Taylor and I definitely have our moments, but we don't do our dirty laundry in public.

    • Isaac: (about what can be done to help fight AIDS) It can be as simple as spending .99¢ on a song, or buying formula for an infant so she won't contract AIDS from her mother. It doesn't mean we must all go to Africa. It means we all have a role to play. We should be asking "Are we doing all we can?"

    • Isaac: Death is always a reality, and life is incredibly short. I'm a really, really lucky guy.

    • Isaac: (about the support he received from friends and fans during his recovery) I've got angels watching out for me. Flowers, e-mails --I got messages from people saying they were praying for me who I didn't even know prayed!

    • Isaac: (about his health scare) The scary part is you're not necessarily in pain. I could have silently died.

    • Isaac: (after his health scare) I believe there are lots of things I want to do in my life. There's a lot more life to be lived, concerts to do, fans to meet and years to spend with my wife and son.

    • Isaac: We're not a young band; we're just a band that happens to be young.

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