March 22, 2018

No Enemy Within – Studio Handpan Album OUT SOON!

I’m excited to announce that my debut studio handpan album No Enemy Within is approaching the finish line! After more than 2 and a half years in the studio collaborating with my producer Steve Thornely, we have finished tracking, mixing and I now have the reference master tracks in my hand.

This album release has been a long time coming but I’m very glad that I have not rushed this process. It has been an immense learning experience for me to spend so much time and energy in the studio crafting my original songs and I seriously cannot wait to share the sounds with you – I think you’re going to absolutely love it!

Lachlan Hawkins – Saraz Handpans, Pi Handpan, voice, drums & percussion

Sophie Min – piano
Tsoof Baras – handpan
Olivia Chindamo – voice
Jo Davie – voice
Daniel Lopez – violin
Simon Svoboda – cello

Recorded & Produced by Steve Thornely at Palace Studios (July 2015 – February 2018)

Thank you to these incredible musicians for all the time and energy you have invested into my music – you’ve added so much to the album and this really wouldn’t be possible without you – I’m so grateful that you were a part of this journey.

ALBUM RELEASE DATE: May 2018 (release date & album launch to be announced)

In the next week, I’ll also be launching a Pozible campaign to help me get over the line with mastering and touring costs. The album has been self-funded up to this point but I’m after your support to help secure some funds that will put me in the best position to get this music out to as many people as possible.

I’ll keep you posted with a link when the Pozible campaign goes live (TUES 27 March), however in the meantime, please have a look at the first album promo video which has been beautifully put together by Jonathan Brazil.

No Enemy Within PROMO #1 –

There’ll be more updates on my YouTube channel so please subscribe there if you’d like to keep updated on the release, and please help me spread the word!!


December 24, 2017

MAYIIA (Berlin) | LACHLAN HAWKINS: Double Bill at the Brisbane Jazz Club!

Exclusive to the BJC, Berlin-based singer & improviser Mayiia presents a night of original songs and stories together with Lachlan Hawkins and special guests Tsoof Baras, Sophie Min and Helen Svoboda. Combining their background in both jazz and contemporary music, each of these artists explore the alluring sounds of the handpan to create a unique musical experience… tickets now available via the Brisbane Jazz Club, book early to secure your seat.

DATE: Thursday January 25, 2018
WHERE: Brisbane Jazz Club, 1 Annie St, Kangaroo Point
TIME: Doors: 6:30pm | Music: 7:30pm-10pm
*TICKETS: Available at

  • $15 Members
  • $25 Non-Members
  • $20 Concession
  • $10 Students*

    *Special offer $10 tickets are available for students and Under 18’s*

Mayiia – RAV drum, handpan, vocals, compositions
Lachlan Hawkins – handpan, vocals, drums, compositions
Tsoof Baras – handpan, percussion
Sophie Min – piano
Helen Svoboda – double bass

Berlin-based singer & improviser Mayiia

|| MAYIIA ||
In December she released her EP “S I V E L A D O” – A response to having spent some time touring and traveling abroad.

Currently she is touring with her solo program “Sounds from Within”. She sings and plays her own music by playing Handpan/Tonguedrum and using her natural voice, experimenting with different noises and musical elements, partly supported by electronic sounds.

Last year she traveled through Spain and the Canary Islands and performed at various festivals and in the Auditorium Alfredo Klaus.

Nordic melodies, poetic lyrics and the sound of the Ravdrum, somewhere between space and time.


Lachlan Hawkins is a Brisbane-based freelance drummer, handpan player and educator currently engaged in many musical projects, ranging from jazz and improvised music to musical theatre, corporate entertainment and music therapy.

As a performer, Lachlan has been fortunate to work with some of the most accomplished musicians and ensembles in Queensland and beyond, including James Morrison, John Hoffman, Kristin Berardi, Elly Hoyt, Kayleigh Pincott, Melissa Western, The View from Madeleine’s Couch, the Con Artists, Qld Youth Symphony & the Qld Show Choir. During his studies at the Queensland Conservatorium, Lachlan was selected as one of six national finalists in the James Morrison Scholarship (2014), and later graduated in 2015 with the University Medal for Academic Excellence and First Class Honours for his research work relating to tertiary drummers’ heath and mindset.

Outside of drumming, Lachlan has a passion for the beautiful steel sound sculpture known as the ‘handpan’, and has begun developing his own sound as a solo artist in recent years. Lachlan has presented his original music at the Tablelands Folk Festival, Music by the Sea Festival, PanOz Festival, the Stairwell Project at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital as well as sold-out shows at the Brisbane Jazz Club and the QLD Conservatorium. This concert will preview Lachlan’s songs from his first studio album, “No Enemy Within”, to be released in early 2018.


December 1, 2017

Handpan album update: Two of Brisbane’s finest join the lineup!

Lachlan Hawkins & Daniel Lopez in studio

I’m very excited to share with you that tracking for my studio album, No Enemy Within, is coming to a close… I’m on the home stretch!

Together with my producer Steve Thornely, this collection of songs has been over a 2-year collaboration. This time has been really necessary however as we’ve been able to get to the core of what my music means and what I wanted to say as an artist. Each song has been its own journey in every sense, and along the way, our ears have been drawn to include sounds away from the handpan to help bring this music to life.

I’m thrilled to accounce that acclaimed violinist Daniel Lopez (Qld Symphony Orchestra, Camerata, RUE Arts) will feature on the title track, No Enemy Within, and pianist Sophie Min – my close friend and musical collaborator of five years – will feature on the moody instrumental track Forge Ahead.


Both of these musicians are blazing their own paths not only in Brisbane but around the country and I’m so delighted that they are a part of this album – Daniel & Sophie join a growing lineup which now includes Tsoof Baras (handpan), Olivia Chindamo (Melbourne/New York – voice), Simon Svoboda (cello) and myself (handpan, voice, drums, percussion).

I hope you’re as excited as I am about this project… I’ll be in touch with more updates very soon!

Sophie Min tracking Forge Ahead at Palace Studios

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July 8, 2016

Live Handpan Album now online!

No Enemy Within - Handpan Concert

No Enemy Within – Handpan Concert (April 2016)

Hello everyone!

I’m excited to share with you my first live handpan album, which was captured during my recent No Enemy Within concert at the Queensland Conservatorium. It’s the first time I’ve posted a collection of my original music online and I’m so pleased with how it’s turned out!

A huge thank you to Steve Thornely for the amount of hours & studio time you’ve put into mixing, mastering and really bringing this music to life, to Anna Whitaker & the MuTech team for recording, the technical crew for all of your help setting up for the concert, and to the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University for allowing me to present this concert as part of the 2016 Alumni Concert Series.

To Sophie Min, Tsoof Baras, Jordan Brodie, Anna Kho & Caleb Colledge, thanks so much for your beautiful playing – you really helped me achieve my vision and I’m so grateful that you were a part of the project. Can’t wait to do this again!

Here’s the links:



I’ll have the whole concert & each piece up on YouTube soon too, stay tuned! 



the project

No Enemy Within is the latest musical project from drummer/percussionist Lachlan Hawkins, and sees him moving away from the drum kit chair to explore the beautiful sounds of the handpan in collaboration with renowned Brisbane producer Steve Thornely.

With plans to release a CD later this year, this live album captures Lachlan’s recent handpan premiere concert at the Queensland Conservatorium as part of the 2016 Alumni Concert Series. The album invites listeners into Lachlan’s creative process, featuring both solo and small group original works for the handpan. All of the music is inspired by the concept of having ‘no enemy within’ – being at peace with yourself, quietening your mind and listening to the big-dreamer, creative voice inside – as well as messages inspired by family, gratitude and wellbeing. Lachlan was thrilled to be joined by fellow QCGU alumnus and close friends Tsoof Baras, Sophie Min & special guests Jordan Brodie, Caleb Colledge & Anna Kho for this performance in April 2016.


released July 5, 2016

Track 1 features a collective improvisation (ft. Sophie Min, Tsoof Baras, Caleb Colledge & Anna Kho)
Tracks 2,3,5 & 6 written by Lachlan Hawkins
Track 4 written by Jordan Brodie
Track 7 written by Lachlan Hawkins & Tsoof Baras

Lachlan Hawkins – handpan, voice, compositions
Tsoof Baras – percussion, cajon, handpan
Sophie Min – piano, voice
Jordan Brodie – guitar, compositions
Anna Kho – gong & percussion
Caleb Colledge – gong & percussion

Recording & Mixing: Anna Whitaker
Producer, Mastering & Live Sound: Steve Thornely
Photography: Dualiti Photos – Jordan Condon


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July 17, 2015

Recordings in the Stairwell

Music therapy – and health & wellbeing as a whole – is something I’m very interested in, and I’ve been fortunately involved with a few musical projects over the years (particularly the MS Sing-a-thon & Mater Starlight Children’s Ward concerts) that have given me the opportunity to perform in these settings.

I’m really excited to now be a part of the Stairwell Project, launched by Peter Breen (Director, Jugglers Arts Space), which aims to lift the spirits of patients, staff and visitors at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital by integrating live music into the hospital. Over the last 6 weeks, I’ve been playing the handpan for a couple of hours every Monday morning in the stairwell (what an incredible space to play in!). The response, particularly from the staff, has been very positive – many staff members have stopped to ask about the handpan and its origin, others have simply smiled or said “thank you” as they walk by… I’m very grateful to be a part of it all and I can’t wait to see the growth of this project.

I’ve uploaded some recordings on Soundcloud – have a listen and tell me your thoughts 🙂

“Let’s Escape” –
Improvising –


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