credit: Gabriela Silveira

Hamish Hawk

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Vivian Comma paints the Madonna, visibly on the verge of fainting. Christopher Wren walks amongst us once more, forswearing designing cathedrals for singing them. One half of the 1973 Mauritian Badminton Doubles Champions has a perfect serve. The boy who inhabits Track Three of John Lennon’s Imagine repeat-dials, passive-aggressively, to Tiree. A funeral, swinging to the Gay Gordons. A latter-day Paul the Apostle is offended by the sight of Edinburgh Castle – and, infinitesimally worse, can’t finish a beer.

These are the people and places, scenes and scenarios of the songs of Hamish Hawk.

Rich of voice and even richer of imagination, the singer-songwriter from Edinburgh creates musical pen-portraits as vivid in lyric as they are in melody. In all the wholly best ways, these are chamber pop songs that have swallowed both a dictionary and a compendium of modern urban (and island) fairy tales.

“…an album that recalls the charm of the Smiths in its melodic richness and literary world view.” The Times

“The words, compositional strength and compelling voice add up to something like a British Rufus Wainwright." Mojo

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This event will be available on demand on Monday, March 21st 2022 at 10:00am CT

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From:

Edinburgh, UK-SCOTLAND

Genre:

Singer Songwriter

Subgenre:

Indie Rock

Type:

Showcase