Hanson explain how all three brothers met their wives at their own shows

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - JULY 18: (L-R) Zac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, and Isaac Hanson of Hanson attend the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy's 25th Anniversary Gala at ACL Live on July 18, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images)
Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson and Isaac Hanson in Austin, Texas in 2019. (Getty Images)

Pop sensations Hanson — brothers Taylor, Zac and Isaac Hanson — have shared how they all met their wives at their gigs, with oldest sibling Isaac saying he thinks of himself as the matchmaker.

The band, who shot to fame in 1997 with the song 'Mmmbop', spoke to Kate Thornton on White Wine Question Time about their experience of finding fame so young, and how they met their wives at Hanson shows.

Isaac said he had 'sung the whole show' to his now wife — Nikki Dufresne — and when he realised she was going to leave despite him having made 'an ass of himself in public' trying to get her attention from the stage, he asked a stage manager to make sure she stayed at the end of the show.

The 41-year-old said: "That was the moment I panicked because I'd made I'd made it very clear that I was thoroughly interested in meeting her and she was going to leave.

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"And so I got the stage manager and said, you see these two those two girls — she was there with a friend — don't let those two people leave.

"I had sung the entire show to her. I threw a guitar pick at her and hit her with it. She still has the guitar pick."

He said he also panicked because she was 'not impressed' by the 'famousness' of the band and thought he was just flirting with the crowd but knowing what his wife is like now he understands why she was like that.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - JULY 18: (L-R) Singers Taylor Hanson, Isaac Hanson, and Zac Hanson of Hanson perform onstage during the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy's 25th Anniversary Gala at ACL Live on July 18, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images)
Taylor Hanson, Isaac Hanson, and Zac Hanson of Hanson perform onstage, 2019. (Rick Kern/Getty Images)

The band, who are preparing for a tour of more than 90 shows for their latest album Red Green Blue, also revealed that Isaac played matchmaker for his two brothers at another Hanson show, with both of them meeting their wives at the same show.

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Isaac said: "I just I like to think of it as I'm the matchmaker, right? And all of the great things in your life you owe me."

Taylor explained his wife, Natalie Anne Bryant, and youngest brother Zac's wife, Kathryn Tucker, had been invited to the show by someone they were touring with, having worked with them on previous events.

Isaac said he 'made sure that they came and said hello'. The brothers now have 15 children between them.

Portrait of Hanson, Isaac, Taylor, Zac, MTV Europe Awards, Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland, 6 November 1997. (Photo by Gie Knaeps/Getty Images)
Isaac, Zac and Taylor at the MTV Europe Awards in 1997. (Getty Images)

Thinking back on meeting his own wife, Issac admitted he thought she was 'kind of freaked out' because she is 'quite introverted'.

Saying he was 'quite gung-ho' he had told her that he thought they should go out because he was only in New Orleans after the show for a short amount of time.

He added: "We were we hung out all night until the bus had to leave and we went dancing on Bourbon Street.

"I think she was impressed because you know, she stuck around."

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