Your memories start here!
Songfer LLC was founded in 2021 by songwriters Jimmy Merchant and Bryan Hansen.
“We received a message on Instagram during the pandemic with a song request from a woman for her son. She sent us all the details and it seemed legit. After completing the song we realized she was trying to scam us with a western union transaction. Unfortunately, this was very common with our musician friends who also received this message. Rather than just letting it go, we wanted to create a business that creates amazing memories for people. Especially after a year where it was difficult to connect with loved ones. Music bridges the gap and we are here to make that happen.” -Bryan Hansen
A Jersey Shore native, is a professional saxophonist, composer, and arranger. He works as an in-demand sideman in live performances on Broadway, for singer/songwriters and corporate bands. He performs as a studio session musician for artists and bands of various genres. Some of the artists/bands Jimmy has recorded/performed with are: Jay and the Americans, Adam Pascal, The Chiffons, Sm1Lo, Quincy Mumford and The Reason Why, Evangelia, Robert Bannon, Dennis Tufano, Eryn Shewell and The Bryan Hansen Band. Jimmy also works as an educator/guest clinician for all age groups. Jimmy currently is a substitute musician on Broadway for Mark Gross in the musical “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations.”
Also a New Jersey native, is a singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and session player. His band, Bryan Hansen Band has played notable venues all through the East and West Coasts, including Winter NAMM, House of Blues Anaheim, The Troubadour in WEHO, So Far Sounds NYC & DC, Asbury Lanes, The Wonder Bar, The Saint, Asbury Hotel, Laundromat Bar Morristown, Hamilton Stage at UCPAC, Maplewood Stock, Bowery Electric, West End Lounge, and the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park. When he is not onstage, Bryan teaches private lessons, records sessions for various artists and sings for the Brain Trauma Unit at JFK Hospital for patients recovering from traumatic injuries.