Hamish Hawk is an Edinburgh-based songwriter. Hawk performs regularly throughout the UK alongside the likes of King Creosote, This Is The Kit, Idlewild, Evan Dando, Simon Joyner, Withered Hand, Out Lines and Lomond Campbell. His songs have been featured on BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 6 Music and Scottish Fiction.
His debut album, Aznavour, was released in 2014, followed by his Mull EP in early 2016. Hawk began working with Epifo Music, a boutique record label and management firm founded by Brendon Massei (AKA Viking Moses) in 2017, which quickly culminated in a six-week concert tour opening for Viking Moses throughout the US, with appearances at SXSW, Daytrotter Studios and WFMU along the way. On his return to the UK, Hawk released a short collection of road songs, his Swannanoa EP, in November, 2017.
Hawk’s solo shows are a confident display of his wit, charm and sensitivity as a songwriter. A natural storyteller, Hawk leaves audiences unwavering in their loyalty. Offering so much of himself yet revealing so little, Hawk’s ability to surprise, enchant and bewilder at every turn has rendered him an endearing figure in the Scottish contemporary music scene.
The versatility of Hawk’s songwriting becomes clear when it is performed alongside his backing band, The New Outfit. Formed in 2015 as a means to flesh out Hawk’s live sound, The New Outfit adds exuberance to the youthful charisma of a man wise beyond his years. The result is a strikingly fresh look at Scottish existence, in all of its grit and grandeur.