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!

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

and very SPECIAL GUESTS:
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 – https://youtu.be/FOn2m-jVBkg

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!!

Lachlan

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 http://bit.ly/2zuR0Oa

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

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

Featuring:
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.

SOCIAL:
www.mayiia.com
www.facebook.com/mayiiamusic


|| LACHLAN HAWKINS ||
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.

SOCIAL:
www.lachlanhawkins.com
www.facebook.com/lachlanhawkinsmusic

June 2, 2017

“Fight ‘Til I’m Home” dedicated to Raphael Skene

“Fight ‘Til I’m Home”
Music and lyrics written by Lachlan Hawkins. Dedicated to Raphael Skene.

Many in the Brisbane music community felt the impact of losing such a beautiful, caring, fearless, big-hearted friend and teacher in Raph. I wrote this song in early 2015 – after her passing – as a way for me to express my feelings and reactions to everything that had happened with Raph’s cancer battle, and to honour her fighting spirit. Her blog entries gave us a glimpse into the pain and hardship she was experiencing during every waking moment; the rawness of her words really affected me emotionally so I felt drawn to include some of these phrases from Raph’s blog entries throughout the song.

Raph was an absolute fighter and an inspiration to so many around her, even during her weakest and darkest moments. Always in my thoughts, Raph.

Lyrics:
Home’s where I want to be,
Far away from this place,
Take me back to those memories I cherish,
No more pain, just living life freely

Four walls have become my new home,
No escape, growing weary of the same,
Though I’m tired, you can’t keep me stranded here,
I’m not giving up, gonna fight ’til I’m home

I’m afraid this dark passenger won’t leave me,
Please leave me ’cause I’ve just had enough,
I wanna move on, ready to move on,
I am strong, I am, I am home

Won’t stop fighting ’til I’m home

This performance was recorded live at the Brisbane Jazz Club, 15th January 2017, featuring…

Lachlan Hawkins – voice
Sophie Min – piano
Tsoof Baras – backing vocals

Mark Smith | Real Productions – live sound & mixing
Jonathan Brazil – videography

*Headphones recommended*