Alan Hawkshaw

Alan Hawkshaw

Real Name:
William Alan Hawkshaw
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British pianist, composer and producer.
Born 27 March 1937 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, U.K.
Father of dance vocalist Kirsty Hawkshaw.
He is known for composing themes for movies and TV programs.
He has extensive session work for artists such as Olivia Newton John, David Bowie, Cliff Richard, and others.
He was a key-musician in the disco scene with his group Love De-Luxe, his work with Alec R. Costandinos's Love & Kisses, Donna Summer and Madeline Bell.
Publishing companies.
Alan Hawkshaw Publishing
Alan Hawkshaw Music Ltd.
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Alan Hawkshaw Discography

Albums

KPM 1027 Alan Hawkshaw / David Gold (5) / Keith Mansfield Alan Hawkshaw / David Gold (5) / Keith Mansfield - Soul Organ Showcase(LP) KPM Music KPM 1027 UK 1968 Sell This Version
KPM 1044 Keith Mansfield / Alan Hawkshaw Keith Mansfield / Alan Hawkshaw - The Big Beat (Album) KPM Music KPM 1044 UK 1969 Sell This Version
KPM 1043 Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield Alan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield - Beat Incidental(LP, Mon) KPM Music KPM 1043 UK 1969 Sell This Version
KPM 1076 Johnny Pearson / Keith Mansfield / Alan Hawkshaw Johnny Pearson / Keith Mansfield / Alan Hawkshaw - Speed And Excitement(LP) KPM Music KPM 1076 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DW/LP 3219 Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw - Alternatives(LP) Music De Wolfe DW/LP 3219 UK 1971 Sell This Version
S-LEAC-1041/2 Cliff Richard With Hank Marvin / John Farrar / Brian Bennett / Alan Hawkshaw And Olivia Newton-John Cliff Richard With Hank Marvin / John Farrar / Brian Bennett / Alan Hawkshaw And Olivia Newton-John - Cliff Goes East(2xLP, Album, Gat) Columbia S-LEAC-1041/2 Singapore 1972 Sell This Version
TWO 391 Alan Hawkshaw 27 Top T.V. Themes & Commercials(LP, Album) Columbia TWO 391 UK 1972 Sell This Version
KPM 1079 Alan Hawkshaw / Alan Parker / Johnny Hawksworth Alan Hawkshaw / Alan Parker / Johnny Hawksworth - Beat Industrial(LP) KPM Music KPM 1079 UK 1972 Sell This Version
KPM 1080 Alan Parker / Alan Hawkshaw / Joe Haider Alan Parker / Alan Hawkshaw / Joe Haider - Flute For Moderns(LP, Album) KPM Music KPM 1080 UK 1972 Sell This Version
KPM 1112 David Lindup / Alan Parker / Alan Hawkshaw David Lindup / Alan Parker / Alan Hawkshaw - The Rhythm Of Modern Life / Vaudeville(LP) KPM Music KPM 1112 UK 1972 Sell This Version
6414 310 Alan Hawkshaw Organ Sounds In Super Stereo(LP, Album) Philips 6414 310 UK 1972 Sell This Version
KPM 1123 Alan Hawkshaw / James Clarke Alan Hawkshaw / James Clarke - Friendly Faces(LP) KPM Music KPM 1123 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DW/LP 3262 Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw - Black Pearl(LP) Music De Wolfe DW/LP 3262 UK 1973 Sell This Version
KPM 1122 Alan Hawkshaw / Dave Gold* Alan Hawkshaw / Dave Gold* - Move With The Times(LP) KPM Music KPM 1122 UK 1973 Sell This Version
TIM 1011 Alan Hawkshaw / Alan Parker Alan Hawkshaw / Alan Parker - The Rock Machine(LP) Themes International Music TIM 1011 UK 1973 Sell This Version
KPM 1124 Keith Mansfield / Alan Hawkshaw / David Snell (2) Keith Mansfield / Alan Hawkshaw / David Snell (2) - Big Business / Wind Of Change(LP) KPM Music KPM 1124 UK 1973 Sell This Version
KPM 1132 Brian Bennett & Alan Hawkshaw Brian Bennett & Alan Hawkshaw - Synthesis(LP) KPM Music KPM 1132 UK 1974 Sell This Version
2460 218 Alan Hawkshaw Non Stop Hammond Hits(LP, Album) Polydor 2460 218 UK 1974 Sell This Version
TIM 1012 A. Hawkshaw* / B. Bennett* A. Hawkshaw* / B. Bennett* - Synthesizer And Percussion(LP, Album) Themes International Music TIM 1012 UK 1974 Sell This Version
KPM 1169 Alan Hawkshaw Arp Odyssey(LP) KPM Music KPM 1169 UK 1975 Sell This Version
TIM 1027 A. Parker* / A. Hawkshaw* / M. Moran* A. Parker* / A. Hawkshaw* / M. Moran* - Contemporary Contrasts(LP) Themes International Music TIM 1027 UK 1977 Sell This Version
KPM 1192 Alan Hawkshaw The Road Forward(LP) KPM Music KPM 1192 UK 1977 Sell This Version
KPM 1193 Alan Hawkshaw / John Leach Alan Hawkshaw / John Leach - Classical Synthesizer / Stained Glass Windows(LP) KPM Music KPM 1193 UK 1977 Sell This Version
BRL 1 John Coleman / John Fiddy / Irving Martin / Brian Dee / Francis Monkman / Alan Hawkshaw John Coleman / John Fiddy / Irving Martin / Brian Dee / Francis Monkman / Alan Hawkshaw - Auturbine Bruton Music BRL 1 UK 1978 Sell This Version
GULP 1030 Alan Hawkshaw The Silent Witness - Original Sound Recording(LP) Gull GULP 1030 UK 1978 Sell This Version

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djseansv

djseansv

August 23, 2015
Some of these fantastic albums deserve reissues...!!!
JonFalgate

JonFalgate

October 19, 2011
We have organized a meetup and live interview with Alan and the other musicians from 'The Mohawks'!
Come along or submit questions to ask them if you can't make it.

http://www.facebook.com/whosampled#!/event.php?eid=160230597401728
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

August 25, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
Composer, keyboardist, arranger & performer Alan Hawkshaw had what we would call a prolific career as a music artist on the sixties, seventies and eighties on the most diverse funtions.
Despite his 'Souler' reputation for being a member of a band behind the classic "The Champ", Alan also made a career working on themes for movies and television programmes and was part of many bands (from Rock & Roll band Emile Ford And The Checkmates in the sixties to The Shadows in the seventies); he also work for other well-known artists (Olivia Newton-John, Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg) using his talent as pianist, arranger and musical director.
In the USA, as part of the project Love De-Luxe in 1979 (on Hawkshaw's Discophonia), one of his productions reached a first ranking on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts - the single "Here Comes That Sound Again".

Alan was a key member on the legendary Soul-Funk project The Mohawks (the one behind the timeless classic "The Champ", largely sampled by Breakbeat-based genres such as Hip Hop, R&B and Jungle-Drum n'Bass since the eighties. This magic moment of his artistic journey under the band named The Mohawks would take place on the end sixties; The Mohawks would never do any official tour or major performances, but their ground breaking relase "The Champ" would stand the test of time as a Breakbeat standard for an incredible amount of music since then. The number of samples generated and the re-releases from that all-time classic "The Champ" is something Alan would never imagine himself at that time, not even on his wildest dreams.

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