Hala

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Ian Ruhala
Background Information

Birth Name

Ian Ruhala

Born

1997

Hometown

Oxford

Current Location

Midtown Detroit

Genre

Indie Rock, Pop

Years Active

2014 - Present

Instruments

Gutiar, Voice

Record Labels

Balaclava Records, Jett Plastic Recordings

Backing Band

Jake LeMond - bass
Austin Blicher - guitar
John Kick - drums

About

Ian Ruhala, better known as HALA, has been writing and recording music for several years now. After picking up the guitar (and learning how to properly play with the help of his father Ben), Ian began crafting songs of his own. His first recording was done when he was eight years old.

Several years passed, and so did several bands. In 2014, Ian’s group at the time fell apart. Later that year, Ian went through another tug of the heart strings, SPLITTING up with his girlfriend of nearly two years. Although being truly bummed; amidst this he felt an immense amount of inspiration.

Ruhala decided to take matters into his own hands. Solo artists like, M. Ward, Mac DeMarco, and Ty Segall fueled Ian’s idea to begin recording at home AND WORKING WITH THE BAND INSIDE HIS OWN HEAD. In the beginning, he had very little knowledge and equipment. A couple of quarter inch-to-USB cables, and free recording software. It was during this time, in the storage room of his parent’s house though, that HALA was born.

Living in Detroit's Midtown/New Center area, when Ian's not preforming on the road he plays Bass at Redeemer Presbyterian Church.



Discography

Albums:

Singles:

Videos


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