The Hawkmen draw from an array of influences such as rhythm’n’blues, soul, and rock’n’roll which they bring together in a classic, rootsy, hybrid blend. The band emerged as a full, live act in 2017 following the early successes of soul 45 and Craig Charles favourite, Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover (Record Kicks, Italy), a northern soul remix of Emma Beatson’s debut single Do It (selected by Craig Charles for the second volume of his Freestyle Records compilation series) and The Hawkmen’s blazing Keep On Working EP (Mocambo, Germany) which yielded another 45 and was widely played on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 6.
In 2017 Love Is Blind was released and features on the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club Vol.5 compilation and received more BBC 6 Music airplay. 2018 got of to a flying start with the release of the Chemistry Of Love single, yet more plays on BBC 6 Music, leading to a mini UK tour and concerts in Germany and France. 2019 has seen the release of Soulful Dress (a huge dance floor hit), The Hawkmen’s self titled debut album, and the live video for ‘Baby Tonight’, which has gone viral on YouTube with over 200,000 views and rising. The bands’ live concerts have gone strength to strength with a mini uk tour, headlining the Frogfest Music Festival in High Wycombe and an appearance at the Boomtown Festival 2019.
“Upbeat, extremely danceable, and ridiculously enjoyable sound that flows like sweet nectar” – UK Rock’n’Roll Magazine.
“From songwriting to production, it’s totally in the pocket” – Craig Charles BBC 6 Music
Support comes from West Wales'' The Flyrites