If you like catchy pop music, you need to make acquaintances with Pretend Friend. The band originated in high school playing acoustic shows and has segued into a viable force on the Wichita music scene. The name Pretend Friend came from a bit of a joke. Band founders, Grant Boesen and Cooper Hanning were playing music together as “Cooper and the Pretend Friend”. None of Hanning’s friends knew who Boesen was so he was the literal pretend friend and the name evolved as the band changed form.
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