The Hanks are a Hollywood based band consisting of Josh Grondin (lead vocals, guitar), Bryan Harris (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Shane Mayo (drums). They carry a light, alternative rock sound with many effects on the guitar and keyboard. Some of the older songs can be considered ska because of the use of a trombone and upstroke guitar rhythm. History
Josh and Bryan met at an Oregon boarding school. Josh and Bryan met Phil and Shane in upon moving down to LA in 2000. Shortly after this, Josh's childhood friend Ben Welch (rhythm guitar, backup vocals) joined the band.