A vast repertoire covering country, middle of the road and 50’s rock and roll, as well as original material has seen Hank working consistently for the past fourty four years in many venues Australia wide. He also worked with his partner, Donna-Marie for Princess Cruises in the USA for two consecutive contracts in 1999 and 2000 as well as twelve years on cruise ships out of Australia such as “Fairstar”, “Achille Lauro”, “Ming Hua” and CTC Cruises.
During June and July 1999 they were featured on the Seven Network’s “HOT PROPERTY” show, which showed their change of lifestyle by becoming permanent “grey nomads” when they sold their property in the Southern Highlands and moved into a 36ft Motor Home called “The Minstrel”. Since then they have relocated to a new property in Devonport, Tasmania.
Hank commenced his singing career while still in the Royal Australian Navy in 1970. His band, “The Steel Country Show Band”, performed regularly at the Chevron Hilton and Parmelia hotels in Perth. Support act for Ray Stevens at the Perth Entertainment Centre, soon saw them have a regular spot on local TV in Perth.
Hank & Donna were also engaged as the support act for Acker Bilk and Howard Keel at their Sydney concerts. Appearances on The Mike Walsh Show and many return bookings for Reg Lindsays Country Homestead. Extra work on “A Country Practice”, “Five Mile Creek” and many feature films made during the 80’s,including “Burke & Wills” and “Beyond Thunderdome”, gave Hank & Donna a grounding in acting as well as presentation.
He has eight solo CD titles featuring many old standards as well as some original material, “My Favourite Memory” “A Part Of Me” “The Way I Am” “Is It Gospel?” “To Say Goodbye”, “Mates 1915 - 2015” , “Night After Night” and an instrumental CD “My Picks”. There are six other duo CD’s with his partner Donna-Marie who also has a solo album featuring many original songs..
Hank has just released the first part of his autobiography in a book entitled "A TROUBLED ROAD"
It tells of his early life in Holland, and then his Deja Vu moment in Australia.
His near death experience while a homeless run-a-way in the 60's.