The Hawklords open the doors of perception to a 'Brave New World'
The Hawklords return to the UK tour circuit with a handful of live shows across the north of England and Scotland in April.
Hawklords guitarist and vocalist, Jerry Richards, said, "It's ten years since we first got together in Herne Bay, Kent, for a benefit concert for Jill Calvert, widow of the late Robert Calvert, writer, vocalist and performance poet for Hawkwind. Robert wrote the lyric for their hit single ...'Silver Machine' and many of their most important and popular songs from the 1970s. These shows are a taster for our seventh studio album, 'Hawklords VII: Brave New World', which we will be promoting with a full UK tour in October. So, we will be celebrating 10 years of The Hawklords and forty years since the release of the original Hawklords album '25 Years On'. 2018 is also the 30th anniversary of Robert's untimely death in 1988. There's a lot going on for the band…"
Harvey Bainbridge, original member of the 1978 band, joins former Hawkwind guitarist Jerry Richards, drummer Dave Pearce and bassist Tom Ashurst as these "psychedelic warriors" once again embark upon a UK tour which will entrance, intrigue and transport the audience into a world of space-age wonder.
Each concert is accompanied by a unique lightshow especially created by lighting designer and tour circuit veteran, Dave 'Lighthouse' Johnson.
So, open your minds, your souls and the "Doors of perception" to this 'Brave New World' musical experience with these masters of space-rock.
Hawklords will be appearing here in April 2018:
19th: Eleven Music Venue, 21a Newfield Industrial Estate, Sandyford, Stoke on Trent, ST5 0AS
20th: Audio, 14 Midland Street, Glasgow, G1 4PP
21st: Assembly, 3 Skene Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1RN
22nd: Embers, Unit 7, Englishgate Plaza, Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RP
The Hawklords are very pleased to announce that we've been invited back for the second year running to Hard Rock Hell this November.
HRH XII ANNOUNCE 22 MORE BANDS INCLUDING MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST!
HRH have announced the storming second wave of bands who’ll play at the Glorious Twelfth Hard Ro...ck Hell, rocking Camp HRH in Pwllheli, between Thursday 8th and Sunday 11th November 2018.
HRH are particularly proud to announce Thursday’s headliners: Michael Schenker Fest
Michael Schenker has mesmerised the rock community since the ‘70s with his distinctive guitar playing style and solidified his place in music history. His playing has proven to be inimitable and hugely influential for several generations of guitar players. Last year, his amazing achievements were acknowledged and celebrated by the HRH community, whose votes earned Schenker the HRH Axeman Award at the premiere HRH Awards.
As lead guitarist of UFO, Michael Schenker wrote hits like 'Doctor Doctor' and 'Rock Bottom', whilst with the Scorpions he composed classics like 'Lovedrive', 'Coast To Coast' and 'Holiday'. Not content with being a key player in these iconic groups, back in ‘79 Michael decided to forge his own path, which led him to found the legendary Michael Schenker Group (aka M.S.G.).
Recently, Michael has been recording with his band Michael Schenker Fest, who as we go to press, are preparing for the release of their forthcoming studio album ‘Resurrection’ (to be released on 2nd March). Michael Schenker Fest will be fielding a line-up of legends: original M.S.G musicians Ted Mckenna (drums, keys), Chris Glen (bass) and Steve Mann (guitar), also M.S.G. singers Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley, as well as Doogie White (of Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock).
In addition to MSF, HRH are also delighted to announce more bands joining the already impressive line-up: Rock Goddess Official , The Vintage Caravan, Blitzkrieg, Hawklords, Demon, Witchfynde, The Wild, The Dust Coda, VA ROCKS, Smoking Martha, Voodoo Blood, Anchor Lane, City Of Thieves, The Bad Flowers, Blind River, deVience, Riders To Ruin, SINSIDE, Red Hawk Rising, Stand Amongst Giants, and Walkway
These join an already impressive line-up of rock, including headliners Saxon (Official) and The Dead Daisies Other bands already announced include Femme Fatale, Girlschool, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Thunderstick, The Rising Souls, The Dukes Of Bordello, Renegade Twelve, Ryders Creed and there is still more to come later on in the year.
“If you didn’t book early, you’re going to miss out on some amazing acts, as well as the usual HRH fun and fellowship,” says HRH’s CEO Jonni Davis, “We’ve been totally sold out since last November. What else would you expect? We’re Europe’s leading residential festival provider! And with a line-up like this? If you’re not already on board, check the website, call the hotline and join the waiting list. You might get lucky. Failing that, you’ll need a miracle.”
For further details and ongoing updates, check out www.hardrockhell.com or ring Rebecca on 0207 193 9564
SIX tour 2018......
For all those people who missed out at Aberdeen & Glasgow last year, fear not. The Hawklords will be playing the SIX set at the following venues on these dates!
April 19th: Stoke at Eleven
April 20th: Glasgow at Audio...
April 21st: Aberdeen at Assembly
April 22nd: Carlisle at Embers
Keep an eye out for more dates.....
The Hawklords wish everyone a happy new year.
Thanks to all our friends and fans for supporting the band in 2017.
Hawklords will be back on the road in April for a short run of dates: we will keep you posted.
Good luck to one and all for 2018.
Welcome to the future...
The Hawklords would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all you fans who turned up to see the band during the tour, the venues and staff, the road crew and everyone else who helped make it happen.
Thank you guys and much love, you are all special.
Festival Preview | HRH PROG Festival VI – Friday:
"Earlier this year, HRH Prog V saw Hawkwind headline the Friday night with a heady, psychedelic performance. H...awklords will always be known primarily as associates of the mighty ‘Wind', but they deserve their place on Friday’s bill on their own merit. Sure, their set borrows Hawkwind classics, such as ‘Spirit Of The Age’. But Harvey Bainbridge (a member of the original 1978 Hawklords) and Jerry Richards’ band have plenty of their own tracks to melt minds with, and will surely look to promote brand new record Six during their set. From the call and response repetition espoused in ‘Circus Freaks’, to the stomping inclusivity anthem ‘We Are one’, expect space rock of the highest order from these reprobates." – by Gaz Cloud