AUSTRIA BASED ROCK | ALTERNATIVE | INDIE BAND HANK
HANK are an Austrian rock band from Vienna formed in 2002. The group consists of Hans H. (drums and percussion), Otto A. (bass guitar and songwriting), Christina-Eliza (lead vocals and songwriting), Fredi K. (lead guitar and composing) and Chris A. May (rhythm guitar and band-managing).
Initially rooted in good old rock, HANK's musical style evolved throughout their career, merging genres like rock, alternative, blues, pop, indie, even some kind of folk and country... Their lyrics, English as well as German, often focus on personal and sociopolitical themes. On various albums and occasional concerts almost only self-composed songs featuring memorable guitar sounds and vocals are performed.
The band formed in 2002 out of an earlier band-project of Hans H., Otto A. and Fredi K. called "MONA MINT". Their band-name HANK derives of the first letter of the founders names. After some variations of additional band-members over the years, Christina-Eliza (who was the bands front-singer already from 2008 - 2010) and Chris A. May finally complete the band in 2016 to their actual formation.
Lately a bunch of german songs - quite a few in Austrian “Mundart” (dialect) - complement their creative stock of catchy songs.
HANK have released 10 studio albums and several singles so far and are going to release 2 new albums und 1 single in the near future.
Influenced by: John Hiatt, Shawn Colvin, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, ...