Hank Van Sickle

Bassist for John Mayhall
Bassist Hank Van Sickle recorded and toured as a member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers from 2000 through 2008. He had the longest tenure of any bass player with the band, according to John Mayall, Hank also recorded with Todd Rundgren on his "Todd Rundgren Reconstructed" release in 2000.  Van Sickle has also performed with Jimmy Smith, Mick Taylor, Robben Ford, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, Taj Mahal, Candye Kane, Guitar Shorty, Smokey Wilson, American Idol stars tour, Denny Freeman, Don and Dewey, Kirk Fletcher, The Drifters, Rosie Flores, Wanda Jackson, James Intveld, Billy Swan, Yma Sumac, Judy Tenuta, Ray Campi, Floyd Sneed, Beach Cities Symphony, and Friends of Dean Martinez.  

Van Sickle is a versatile bassist who plays blues, blues-rock, roots rock, and jazz along with experience in symphonic, rockabilly, world music, rock, americana, pop, folk, country, punk rock, and experimental.   He has performed in every country in Western Europe, Scandinavia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Lebanon, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and 47 of the 50 states in the USA.

Hank Van Sickle was born on born December 31, 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pa His father, Rodney Van Sickle was a double bassist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.


Hank Van Sickle recorded with John Mayall on the releases In the Palace of the King (2007), Road Dogs (2005), 70th Birthday Concert featuring Eric Clapton Chris Barber and Mick Taylor,(2003),Stories (2002),Essentially John Mayall, Cookin' Down Under, and No Days Off,  

In addition to his recordings with John Mayall Hank Van Sickle has played bass on 25 albums by other artists including Barry Levonson, the Wyland Blues Bands, Sugaray, Lisa Finnie, Claudia Russell, Anny Celsi, Rocky Jackson and more.

Hank Van Sickle Recordings
Hank Van Sickle with Eric Clapton
Hank with John Mayall