Hanni El Khatib

born on 1/1/1981

Hanni El Khatib

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Hanni El Khatib

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.[1]

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.[2]

He describes his songs as being for anyone who has ever been shot or hit by a train. His musical style includes elements of garage rock and blues.[3][4]

During his live performances, El Khatib is accompanied by drummer Ron Marinelli, bassist Adrian Rodriguez and guitarist / keyboardist Hayden Tobin [5] 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.[6] They have opened for Florence and the Machine.[7] On July 31st, 2013, they appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.

In popular culture

His music has been used in television commercials for Captain Morgan, Sky Atlantic, Nike,[8] and Nissan,[9]

His music was used in the USA Network series Suits, HBO series Hung, the Showtime series Californication and United States of Tara, the BBC series Luther and the feature film For a Good Time, Call....[10] 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 Super Bowl ad for Audi (Prom: Tradition).[11]

"You Rascal You" was used in the season 1 trailer for the AMC TV series Low Winter Sun, and in promos for the fifth season of the FX TV series Justified.

"Skinny Little Girl" was used in the Facebook Exclusive Preview of season 2 of Arrow.

"Family" is used in the video game NHL 14.



Year Album Peak positions Notes
2011 Will the Guns Come Out 46 111 Tracklist:
  1. "Will the Guns Come Out" (1:25)
  2. "Build. Destroy. Rebuild." (2:58)
  3. "F--k It, You Win" (3:11)
  4. "Dead Wrong" (3:28)
  5. "Come Alive" (2:35)
  6. "Loved One" (2:37)
  7. "Heartbreak Hotel" (3:12)
  8. "Wait Wait Wait" (3:56)
  9. "Garbage City" (3:54)
  10. "You Rascal You" (2:21)
  11. "I Got a Thing" (Bonus track) (2:00)
2013 Head in the Dirt 8 46 35 Tracklist:
  1. "Head in the Dirt" (3:18)
  2. "Family" (2:27)
  3. "Skinny Little Girl" (3:55)
  4. "Penny" (3:17)
  5. "Nobody Move" (2:31)
  6. "Can't Win 'Em All" (3:03)
  7. "Pay No Mind" (3:05)
  8. "Save Me" (2:49)
  9. "Low" (2:31)
  10. "Sinking in the Sand" (2:29)
  11. "House on Fire" (3:45)


Year Album Peak positions Notes
2010 "Dead Wrong" Will the Guns Come Out
"Build. Destroy. Rebuild."


  1. Fader, Lainna (September 26, 2011). Hanni El Khatib: I'll Just Lie Constantly. L.A. Record.
  2. Weiss, Jeff (March 28, 2012). Hanni El Khatib Makes an Album With Dan Auerbach, Gets Drunk. LA Weekly.
  3. Siegal, Daniel (January 26, 2011). L.A. Unheard: Hanni El Khatib revisits the garage. Los Angeles Times.
  4. Lester, Paul (August 16, 2011). New band of the day - No 1,085: Hanni El Khatib. The Guardian.
  5. Specktor, Brandon. Hanni El Khatib @ Mercury Lounge: April 28th, 2012. CMJ. Retrieved on 30 April 2012.
  6. http://shakykneesfestival.com/
  7. Weiss, Jeff (November 8, 2010). The many sides of Hanni El Khatib, who opens for Florence + the Machine tonight. Los Angeles Times.
  8. Nudd, Tim (June 9, 2011). Action-sports stars play by starlight in this extraordinary new global spot. Adweek.
  9. Nissan Qashqai Ultimate Urban Car (November 24, 2011).
  10. Soundtrack For 'For A Good Time Call' Features Los Campesinos!, Operator Please, Timber Timbre, More Indie Wire. 3 August 2012
  11. http://www.commercialtunage.com/commercials/audi-prom-tradition/
  12. Hani El Khatib Billboard Heatseekers Albums discography. 'billboard.com'. Hung Medien. Retrieved on 18 October 2013.
  13. Hani El Khatib Billboard Independent Albums discography. 'billboard.com'. Hung Medien. Retrieved on 18 October 2013.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Hani El Khatib discography. 'lescharts.com'. Hung Medien. Retrieved on 15 May 2013.

External links

  • Official website
  • Facebook
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