HANK - THE BAND

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.

HANK TODAY

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, ...

HANS H.

HANS H. | DRUMS

Hans H. is one of the founders of HANK.. and as our drummer he keeps us strict in time, brings the rest of us to dance to his tune.

In his opinion less is sometimes even more, but he doesn´t know everything ;).  There is no escape of his rhythm, even if he keeps us calm.

A Mammoth with soul and heart.

OTTO A.

OTTO A. | BASS - SONGWRITING

Otto is one of the three founders of HANK... and with his Bass line vibrates throughout your body and lets the music touch you deep inside.

His lyrics let you explore the diversity of feelings so strange mad and oh so good. Always inspired and full of ideas. 

With his Bass tunes he truly increases the quality of our Songs.

CHRISTINA-ELIZA

CHRISTINA-ELIZA | VOCALS - SONGWRITING

Songwriter and Voice of the Band - from soulful to rocker = tender to hard she´s putting the right attitude to the tone of our lyrics.

She likes to play with words in her lyrics. The accurate Voice for our „heart/hard rock“. Because of her our tunes get unmistakable unique.

In a blink of an eye she is capable of switching from a gentle angel to a crushing teenager going on to a be a vamp to finally reveal herself as a rocker.

FREDI K.

FREDI K. | GUITAR - COMPOSING

As one of the founders and also our Lead Guitar player, he is the responsible person of the arrangement of our Songs.

As the Sound Master he keeps us on the right track. His solos accord our songs as well as his melodies are an emblem of the music of HANK.

He does not miss out anything and hears even the grass grow. His creativity keeps on growing year after year and he pushes us to move on forward.

CHRIS A. MAY

CHRIS A. MAY | GUITAR - BAND-MANAGING

Plays the Guitar and manages the Band. Responsible for publishing our Songs and Albums as well as their appearances.

Skilful playing with strings and links. As our marketing specialist he takes care of the proper advertising.

As our newest member his guitar and vocal skills complement the songs even more. The Band really benefits of his calming attitude.