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Robin Hawkins has been a musician since the age of fifteen. Making
his way by first playing as a guitarist in his father's band The
Ronnie Hawkins Band, his travels have taken him from Vancouver to
Newfoundland six times over, many US gigs in Arkansas, Tennessee,
Florida, California and Michigan, and even includes performing in
France at the Cannes Music Festival !
Throughout the years as a guitarist
and music director for Ronnie Hawkins, Robin has also been playing
in his own bands as a lead singer and lead guitarist which has led
to much recognition as a great entertainer who has shared the stage
with many important musicians including Trooper, Coney Hatch, The
Spoons, Kim Mitchell, and many more. His musical style as a guitar
player has been referred to as "root sounds with a strong
intensity". Robin has always been writing songs and developing
his own sound. His influences range from Johnny Winter to Three Days
Grace to Blue Rodeo to INXS. His onstage comfort level is obvious in
all sizes of crowds, from one hundred people up to tens of thousands
as was in attendance at a recent New Years Eve Bash at Nathan
Phillips Square in Toronto !
Robin Hawkins also has the experience of
studio work as a producer (producing several of Ronnie Hawkins later
albums and many local Peterborough acts) and now has several albums'
worth of his own music to deliver to the world ! He has never been
more ready than right now to unleash his potential as a singer,
songwriter, guitarist, and producer. Be ready to Rock and Roll with
a professional performer that has energy and soul... Robin
Hawkins... the artist !
Reviews: Excerpts from:
NewsDurhamRegion.com November 2007
"...Robin is playing a series of gigs around town lately...
He's an inneressing chap too in his own right. He grew up surrounded by musicians. At festivals, while all the rock star parents performed, he would hang with their kids, among them Dallas and Travis Good of The Sadies. At about 15, he joined his daddy on the road and essentially hasn't left it. Over the years he has played a variety of styles but has settled into a rootsier sound of late and covers some of the Hawk's tunes in his set..." les but has settled into a rootsier sound of late and covers some of the Hawk's tunes in his set..."
Review excerpts from Accoustically Speaking, November 4, 2007 ROBIN HAWKINS BAND AT CHICAGO'S DINER!
"Anyone who was fortunate enough to attend Chicago's (Diner in Oshawa, Ontario) last Friday night to see The Robin Hawkins Band will agree that we just may have a new Canadian music icon on the horizon. Being the son of and working with his legendary father, Ronnie, since Robin was fifteen years old,has obviously influenced his music and direction, but no more than,let's say, HP sauce influences a steak. The main course here is all Robin... and as meaty, hearty, tasty and tender as you could hope for.... it was no surprise that the dance floor was full all night. With an intense, but satisfying mix of originals and covers(Forty Days,Bo Diddley/Who Do You Love, of course), the audience and I were compelled to show our appreciation after each and every tune for Robin's refreshing and inventive vocals and blistering guitar solos. I'm sure that daddy must be really proud of how his boy has accepted the torch and is blazing forward on his own path to the roots-rock hall-of-fame and once you witness the experience yourself,I'm sure you will agree.Great stuff, Robin and I'm looking forward to doing it again soon!" Howard Stacey
View more about Robin at www.showcaseyourmusic.com/rockinrobin
ROBIN HAWKINS has
Cooper, Ronnie Hawkins,
Randy McIlmoyle, Dawson
Wall, Brent Bailey , Francois Caron,
Peer, Pete Howe, Rick
Partland Brothers, Beau
Doug Hewitt, Rob Cobel, Billy
that Robin HAWKINS has PERFORMed in:
The Legendary Red
Memorial Centre, McThirsty's
'n Pint (The), Burnham