Laura Seija & The Hawkmen – Keep On Working EP
Seeking musical solace? Relax - you'll find it in the sound of The Hawkmen! The core of the band includes bassist Scott Milsom, guitarist Tom Kuras and the vocal talents of Laura Seija. Their debut, the Keep On Working EP, delivers a melting pot of fifties and early sixties musical influences that nods to original r'n'b, doo-wop and rockabilly which all comes together in a rootsy hybrid blend of classic rock n soul. Written, recorded and produced by the band in the Dog House Music Studio, Bristol, the analogue warmth just keeps on working whether it be on the garage-soul of the title track, the country-soul-doo-wop of Did I Tell You Today, the boogie-wop of Sugar Daddy or a reworked, double-bass-powered version of Craig Charles' northern soul favourite, Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover.
Emma Beatson & The Hawkmen - "Do It"
Starting off as a Mako & The Hawk remix project, The Hawkmen have completely reworked the tune with live instruments. Featuring the Babyhead brass section, the band have created an up-tempo soul classic. The track features on the Craig Charles Soul & Funk Club 2 compilation album on Freestyle Records.
The Hawk featuring Little Hannah Collins
Having previously garnered airplay with gorgeously ethereal debut single Candy Dream Dub on Rob Da Banks’ BBC Radio 1 show, Nerm spinning the B-side Puppets on the BBC Asian Network and none other than Steve Lamacq dropping the skankin’ breaks of last single Run Rudeboy, The Hawk (a.k.a. Scott Milsom, bassist for critically-acclaimed UK funk heroes Big Boss Man) has teamed up with Little Hannah Collins (former player/vocalist with The Heavy), who after a live show at a Playboy Party as part of SXSW in the USA, was described as a "Soulful Vixen" in a 2 page Playboy Magazine feature.
Influenced by music genres including northern soul, motown and rare groove, the vision of The Hawk featuring Little Hannah Collins, is to create soulful pop music for the new decade and beyond…