Asa Cruz (left to right): Rich Hansen, Bryan Hopkins, Daniel Bautista, Dave Ingraham

Photo From Asa Cruz Pop Star Album, released on Sun Down/Orange Sky Records  3/01

Hi, and Welcome To Rich Hansen's Asa Cruz Site.  Rich was the original bassist for this LA rock band from their forming in 1998 until his departure in 2001.  Rich played on Asa Cruz' first album release "Pop Star", and appeared in the video of the same name.  He also played with them on their two different tours of 1999 and 2001.  There were many valuable experiences Rich had with the band, particularly in working with Seattle producer Rick Parashar (producer of Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam), and drummer Dave Ingraham (from Bruce Dickinson's band - Iron Maiden, and the Young Dubliners).  Touring the country opening for national acts was a great experience, but the lifestyle began to wear and tear at Rich's family life, and he decided it was time to leave the band.

With the birth of Rich's first son Nicky, and then Matthew in 2001, Rich could no longer afford time to tour with the band, and departed to concentrate on family and a new job offer he accepted in Utah.  The band went on without Rich for a brief time, but is no longer together anymore.  We wish them all the best in their current endeavors.



Asa Cruz LINKS:

Purchase Asa Cruz "Pop Star" Album from            Asa Cruz on VH1

Asa Cruz at IUMA (Contains band History)                                           Asa Cruz site at (Asa Cruz singer's new band!)                   Asa Cruz / Brazil Fan Site    




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Asa Cruz On the set of the TV Show Good Day Oregon - Year 2000 Aappearance Asa Cruz Playing the Roxy in Hollywood CA - 1998 Purchase Asa Cruz Album through Sundown Records / Orange Sky Asa Cruz at the Roxy in Hollywood CA - 1998 In the studio in Seattle with producer Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Blind Melon)  
Playing in front of 2000 people at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland.  Asa Cruz Broken Gear tour 1999. Photo From "Pop Star" Record Asa Cruz in 1999 - Left to Right: Dave Ingraham, Rich Hansen, Bryan Hopkins, Daniel Bautista Asa Cruz at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood CA, 2001 Asa Cruz at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood CA, 2001




Asa Cruz MP3's

Click Here To Access Asa Cruz MP3's both from the "Pop Star" album, and from The Rick Parashar Produced Demos

Click Here To See The Asa Cruz Video For "Pop Star"

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