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Chesney Hawkes

Chesney Hawkes

Mar 5th 2018 @ The Half Moon Putney

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
Monday, March 5th, 2018
7:00 PM
The Half Moon Putney
London, United Kingdom
Chesney Hawkes

The Gigs

Chesney continues to headline at universities, Festivals, clubs and theatres as well as private and corporate gigs throughout Europe and the US. Further appearances at radio promoted open air summer road shows, together with events abroad, have brought the combined ‘live’ audience to which he has performed to close to 2 million over the last 10 years. In August/September 2014, Chesney joined Ant and Dec for 12 arena dates on their nationwide ‘Takeaway’ tour.

TV / Radio

Chesney has combined touring with TV appearances and radio interviews. These have included The Graham Norton Show, Channel 4’s Top Ten Teen Idols, A hilarious cameo appearance on Big Brother, judging on Britain’s Got More Talent, BBC Breakfast, London Tonight, VH1, Popworld, Lorraine Kelly, Question of Pop, Banzai, Loose Women, The Wright Stuff, Bliss, Weekend with Aled, This Morning, BBC’s The Cinema Show and Big Brother’s Big Mouth. Radio interviews include Jonathan Ross, Steve Wright, Edith Bowman, Colin Murray, Claudia Winkleman, Paul Ross, Janice Long, Clive Anderson, Alex Zane, Scott Mills, Jamie Theakston, and Dermot O’Leary. Chesney showed his cooking prowess, ending up as a semifinalist in Celebrity Masterchef. He presented two shows for VH1/MTV and has taken part in celebrity editions of The Weakest Link, Antiques Roadshow and Pointless. Chesney also took part in Channel 4’s ‘The Games’ emerging a medal winner. He performed on the Granada/LWT show ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time.’ He also appeared on a Champion of Champions edition of ‘The Games’, this time managing to emerge unbroken! Further appearances include the Ant & Dec Show, The One Show, Daybreak, and Bob Mortimer’s Christmas production ‘All Stars Impressionists show’.

Songs / Compositions

Chesney has worked with writers and producers from a broad section of the industry, among them Albert Hammond (To all the Girls I’ve loved Before), Randy Goodrum (You Needed me) Mark Goldenberg (The Eels), Jesse Valenzuela (The Gin Blossoms), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran) and Counting Crows producer Marvin Etzioni. Other collaborators include Howard Jones, the Police’s Stuart Copeland, Nik Kershaw, Bijou Phillips and Rob Davis (co-writer of Kylie’s Can’t Get you out of My Head). He has had material recorded by five international Pop Idol winners. English band ‘Hepburn’ covered “Next Life”, which Chesney co-wrote with Phil Thornally. (Phil co-wrote “Torn” for Natalie Imbruglia). Caprice charted with “Once Around The Sun” and he also collaborated with Tricky on his ‘Mission Accomplished’ EP. Another of Chesney’s songs, “Almost You”, was featured in the film “Jawbreaker” starring Rose McGowan and Marilyn Manson and “Missing You Already” was in the film “The Night We Never Met”, starring Matthew Broderick. In mid 2007 Chesney co-composed two orchestral pieces commissioned by Lexus Cars for a live presentation. Recorded at AIR Studios by the London Symphony Orchestra, this represents Chesney’s first orchestral work. The Duncan Jones movies, ‘Moon’, ‘Source Code’, ‘Warcraft’ & ‘Mute’ all feature versions of The One and Only and Duncan aims to continue this trend through his future movies!

Three of Chesney’s songs were recorded by Chinese megastar Jane Zhang. Jane has 15 No:1s in China to her credit and performing Chesmey’s song, ‘Celebrate’ on the Oprah Winfrey Show with Simon Cowell represented her US TV debut. Chesney also wrote the title track for the film ‘All’s Faire In Love’ which stars Christina Ricci. His song “Seven of Sundays” was recorded by Curt Smith, from Tears for Fears.