|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||singer-songwriter indie indie pop crooner britpop british sheffield|
17 January 1967, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. UK singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hawleys music is largely rooted in classic American pop and country music (namely Roy Orbison, Hank Williams, and the Everly Brothers, among others). Hawley grew up as the son of a Sheffield steel worker, and turned to music as an escape from his tough surroundings, first playing in his uncles band, and then touring Europe at the age of 14. Throughout the 90s, Hawley collaborated with notable rock artists including Robbie Williams, Nellee Hooper, Finlay Quaye, Perry Farrell, and All Saints (the latter of which Hawley played guitar for, on their hit cover version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Under The Bridge). He served as a touring guitarist for Pulp on their This Is Hardcore world tour and was a longstanding member of the Britpop outfit the Longpigs.
Hawley took time off to recover after the Longpigs split up in...