kawarthaNOW is pleased to present Canadian glam rocker Hawksley Workman at Showplace Performance Centre on Friday, April 22nd at 8 p.m.
In partnership with Showplace, we’ll be giving away several pairs of tickets to see Hawksley perform. This contest is exclusive to our VIP readers who are subscribed to our weekly newsletter, so sign up at k-n.ca/subscribe for your chance to win.
Critically acclaimed for his blend of glam rock and cabaret pop, Hawksley is a prolific songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist who released his 15th album, Old Cheetah, last year — his first solo effort in five years.
Prior to the release of Old Cheetah, Hawksley performed on drums in Mounties, an indie alt-rock group he formed with Ryan Dahle (Limblifter) and Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat). The group won the Emerging Artist of the Year award at the 2014 SiriusXM Indies and was long listed for the Polaris Prize.
During his hiatus from solo recording, he also developed and toured a one-man cabaret-style rock opera performance called The God That Comes, which drew rave reviews, sold-out crowds, and international attention.
The 40-year-old Huntsville native has played in more than 15 countries over the past 17 years, performing in almost a thousand shows and opening for musical legends like Morrissey, The Cure, and the late David Bowie. Through his label, Isadora Records, Hawksley has produced records by musicians like Tegan and Sara, Hey Rosetta!, The Cash Brothers, Skydiggers, Great Big Sea, Serena Ryder, and many more.
His music has been featured on television shows including Scrubs, Being Human, Falcon Beach, Queer as Folk, and Whistler. He co-wrote the theme song for the CBC television show Republic of Doyle with Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle.
In 2002, Hawksley won the Juno Award for Best New Solo Artist and for Best Video (“Jealous of Your Cigarette”). He was also nominated for Junos for Best Alternative Album, Songwriter of the Year, and Adult Alternative Album of the Year.
As an actor, Hawksley has appeared in films such as Score: A Hockey Musical (he also wrote a some of the music), Youkali Hotel, and Stormy Weather.
Hawksley’s Peterborough show is sure to sell out — so if you don’t want to take your chances on winning free tickets from kawarthaNOW, order them now for $35 from the Showplace Performance Centre box office (290 George St. N., Peterborough), by phone at 705-742-7469, or online at www.showplace.org.