Top 10 Reasons To Hire The Hanks Martin Band

Hanks Martin plays a nice mix country, blues and rock music, as well as their own tasty mix of original music. Here are a few reasons to consider them as your entertainment choice for your club, function, benefit or private party: 

1) Hanks Martin is a 3 piece band that doesn’t require a lot of space to perform. 

2) HM plays across several genres of music to surely satisfy most any audience or they can stick with any specific genre targeting your particular audience. 

3) In addition to their diverse set lists, HM offers specialty shows from a range of popular artists including The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Roy Orbison, Johnny Rivers, rock and pop hits of the 60’s & 70’s, southern rock, blues, country along with Hanks Martins cool mix of their own brand of original songs. 

4) Have a particular song or two that you would like to hear at your event? HM can learn it for you! 

5) HM can provide a mobile outdoor stage if needed, this can give your event a more professional appearance, it can also leave more valuable floor space for your customers. 

6) HM always conducts themselves in a professional manner and appearance. They show up on time and play nice long sets with minimum breaks. They have their own pro sound system, stage lighting and engineer to achieve the best sound possible and never play too loud. HM uses logoed merchandise giveaways for promotion during trivia contests, etc. 

7) To help get more patrons to your venue, HM does paid advertising monthly. 

8) HM can pull off short notice gigs, you may want to write down the contact info below for when other bands cancel. 

9) HM is offering a special low rate for first time bookings. 

10) You can watch the Hanks Martin YouTube video of some of their songs to give you an idea of they sound live. The video uses short versions of songs while using their mobile stage in an outdoor horse riding arena. The video is only 12 minutes long, here’s the link: 

Contact Info: 

Hanks Martin: (757) 606-2688 Email: Facebook: 

Dan Foster: mobile (757) 375-9696 Email: 

Record Label:


Hanks Martin

guitars and lead vocals

Hanks has been a long time staple on the Hampton Roads music scene playing country, blues, rock, pop and just about anything that you throw at him.

Myles Henderson


Myles is a life long drummer and Hampton Roads resident who has played major sports arenas as well as with several well known local bands.


Bass guitar, vocals

Dudeman has been playing the Hampton Roads music scene since 2001, he is a bassist, singer, songwriter and music producer as well as a founding member of such bands as Dave Cynar, Runnin' Shine and Concrete Sky.


Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Hanks Martin takes the stage for a night of great music Wing King, Virginia Beach Wing King, Virginia Beach
 —  — Farmhouse Brewery Outdoor Hangout Farmhouse Brewery, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 Farmhouse Brewery, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
 —  — Knotts Island Peach Festival Knotts Island, Knotts Island Knotts Island, Knotts Island
Hanks Martin is booked for a private party in Moyock, NC privte privte
 —  — The Shanty Seafood Restaurant The Shanty, Cape Charles The Shanty, Cape Charles
 —  — Hanks Martin playing at Outer Banks Harley Davidsons Battle of the Bands for Bike Week Outer Banks Harley Davidson, Harbinger, NC. 27942 Outer Banks Harley Davidson, Harbinger, NC. 27942
 —  — Hanks Martin at Big Woodys outdoor party Big Woodys, Virginia Beach, Va. Big Woodys, Virginia Beach, Va.
 —  — Bayside Harley Davidson Portsmouth, Va. 23704 Portsmouth, Va. 23704
 —  — The Capstan Vibes ***POSTPONED*** Capstan Bar & Brewing Company , Hampton Capstan Bar & Brewing Company , Hampton

Song List (partial)

The Beatles: 

1) She Loves You 
2) I Wanna Hold Your Hand
3) Please Please Me 
4) From Me To You 
5) Can’t Buy Me Love 
6) I Saw Her Standing There 
7) Ticket To Ride 
8) A Hard Days Night 
9) All My Lovin’ 
10) Twist & Shout 
11) Yer Birthday 
12) Don’t Let Me Down 
13) I Feel Fine 
14) Do You Want To Know A Secret 
15) In My Life 
16) Nowhere Man 
17) Honey Don’t 
18) Everybodys Tryin’ To Be My Baby 
19) You Can’t Do That 

Chuck Berry: 

20) Johnny B Goode 

Johnny Cash: 

21) Folsom Prison Blues 

Eric Clapton: 

22) Layla 

23) Tore Down 

24) Crossroads 

25) Lay Down Sally 

26) Wonderful Tonight 

BB King: 

27) The Thrill Is Gone 

Merle Haggerd: 

28)  Workin’ Man Blues 

Waylon Jennings: 

29) Lonesome, Onry & Mean 

30) You Asked Me To 

31) Clyde 

32)  Good Hearted Woman 

33)  Stay Here & Drink 

Elvis Presley: 

34) Heartbreak Hotel 

35) All Shook Up 

Santo & Johnny 

36) Sleepwalk 

The Shadows 

37) Apache 

Roy Orbison: 

38) Only the Lonely 

39)  Dream Baby 

40)  Cryin’ 

41) Mean Woman Blues 

42) Candy Man 

43) Pretty Woman 

Johnny Rivers: 

44) Seventh Son 

45) Baby I Need Your Lovin’ 

46) Poor Side of Town 

47) Secret Agent Man 

48) Memphis 

49) Summer Rain 

50) Midnight Special 

Stevie Ray Vaughan: 

51) Pride & Joy 

52) Texas Flood 

53) Cold Shot 

54) Love Struck 

55) The Sky Is Cryin’ 

56) Mary Had A Little Lamb 

57) Little Wing 

Hank Williams Jr: 

58) Born To Boogie 

59) Family Tradition 

Bill Withers: 

60) Ain’t No Sunshine 

Dwight Yokum: 

61)  Guitars & Cadillac’s   

Hanks Martin original songs: 

62)  I Got No Blues For You 

63)  Have You Ever Been? 

64)  Cold Beer 

65)  Freedom 

66)  Telephone 

67)  Somewhere On A Beach 

68)  Waiting 

69) I Got Da Blues 

70) Guitar Blues 

71) I Don’t Know What Else To Do 

72) A Cowboys Dream 

73) Up To You 

74) Come On


Covid 19 pandemic update!


Hanks Martin and his band have been rehearsing weekly and are ready to get back out to playing live. They have also just released a full length 10 song cd (mostly blues) and have a live video out. Clubs, booking agents and events managers, please take notice. Hanks Martin and the band play a nice mix of country, blues and rock along with their own cool mix of tasty original songs. Their club setlist is geared to each individual club with feature artist sets that include the Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, a blues set, the best of the 60's & 70's and more. In addition to all that, the band now has a mobile stage that can easily and quickly be set up at most locations that allows for more social distancing, less intrusion on club floor space and gives you a unique option in providing live entertainment.

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