Bio


Hamish Hawk is an Edinburgh-based songwriter. He released his debut album Aznavour in 2014. His Mull EP was released in early 2016. Hawk performs regularly throughout Scotland alongside the likes of King Creosote, Emma Pollock, James Yorkston, Withered Hand, Euros Childs, Malcolm Middleton and FOUND. His songs have featured on BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 6 Music and Scottish Fiction.

Hawk’s solo shows are a colourful and 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 four-piece 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.

Hamish Hawk & The New Outfit’s debut album, From Zero To One, will be released in Winter, 2016.