Hanni El Khatib
|Hanni El Khatib|
Hanni El Khatib (2012)
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums|
|Associated acts||Dan Auerbach|
Hanni El Khatib is a singer-songwriter and musician based in Los Angeles.
El Khatib is of Palestinian and Filipino descent. He grew up in San Francisco, where he became an avid skateboarder. He performed music on the side while working as creative director at the skateboard fashion label HUF.
In 2010 he released two singles on Innovative Leisure, a subsidiary of Stones Throw Records. His debut album, Will the Guns Come Out, was released on September 27, 2011. The album features eight original songs and three covers. His second album Head in the Dirt in 2013 was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.
During his live performances, El Khatib is accompanied by drummer Ron Marinelli, bassist Adrian Rodriguez and guitarist / keyboardist Hayden Tobin  They performed at the South by Southwest festival in March 2011, at Bonnaroo in June 2011, and at the Shaky Knees festival in May 2013. They have opened for Florence and the Machine. On July 31st, 2013, they appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.
In popular culture
His music was used in the USA Network series Suits, HBO series Hung, the Showtime series Californication, the BBC series Luther and the feature film For a Good Time, Call.... The song "Build. Destroy. Rebuild." was used in the episode "Charity Case" of the series House. Most recently, his song "Can't Win 'Em All" was used for the 2013 Superbowl ad for Audi (Prom: Tradition).
His song "You Rascal You" was used in the season 1 trailer for the series Low Winter Sun.
His song "Family" is used in the video game NHL 14.
|2011||Will the Guns Come Out||46||–||111||Tracklist:
|2013||Head in the Dirt||8||46||35||Tracklist:
|2010||"Dead Wrong"||–||Will the Guns Come Out|
|"Build. Destroy. Rebuild."||–|
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