About

ABOUT US

Nighthawker is a new band from the southern part of the Netherlands. Growing tired of the commercial tendencies of today's popular music, these four found eachother with the passion to do things the old fashioned way. Things like overpolished productions, song lenths aimed to be purely radio friendly or focussing on marketing tactics are not on the checklist. Just doing music like they used to: by putting their heart and soul in their songs, perfomances and recordings.

 

Its influences span across musical genres, resulting in a wide range of

different songs from firm rock to more sensitive melodies. It’s a

rockband that has a feeling of pop with just the right proportion of

retro. A mix where Led Zeppelin meets Fleetwood Mac. A very ambitious

description, just as ambitious as the band itself. But most of all:

Nighthawker is Nighthawker. A wayward band with two girls, two guys and

the ambition to let its music be heard by as many souls possible.

 

The band consists of four members who have earned their stripes in the local music scene.

Kiki Beemer (known for Crazy Cult Roadshow, Jick Munro & The Amazing Laserbeams, Cherry Darling and INFA), Steven van der Vegt (Crazy Cult Roadshow, Cherry Darling and Reckless Pilots), Gwen Ummels (Indicolite and Hunting Robin) and Brandon Spies (The Quartermen and Bockryder).

 

The band has released its first EP “Escape The Hornet’s Nest

(Side One)” in July 2018 (Available on Spotify and iTunes, among other

things). The second part of this two sided record will be released later

this year.

 

 

NIGHTHAWKER IS:

 

Kiki Beemer - Drums, vocals, acoustic guitar

Steven van der Vegt - Guitar, vocals

Gwen Ummels - Guitar

Brandon Spies - Bass, keys, backing vocals

Tracklist:


1. A Shot In The Dark

2. Lie About Tomorrow

3. Home On Fire

4. Vanishing Point



Credits:


Kiki Beemer

Vocals & drums


Steven van der Vegt

Vocals & guitars


Gwen Ummels

Guitars


Brandon Spies

Bass



Recorded, mixed and produced by Steven van der Vegt

Mastered by Jacques de Haard

Artwork by Gwen Ummels

Photography by McSharq/Sharik Derksen



A Shot In The Dark

Composed by Steven van der Vegt, Gwen Ummels, Kiki Beemer & Brandon Spies

Lyrics by Steven van der Vegt


Lie About Tomorrow

Originally performed by Reckless Pilots and composed by Rutger Smeets, Steven van der Vegt, Sander

Haagmans & Hans Mulders with lyrics by Rutger Smeets & Steven van der Vegt

Re-composed by Steven van der Vegt, Gwen Ummels, Kiki Beemer & Brandon Spies


Home On Fire

Composed by Steven van der Vegt, Gwen Ummels, Kiki Beemer & Brandon Spies

Lyrics by Steven van der Vegt


Vanishing Point

Composed by Steven van der Vegt, Gwen Ummels, Kiki Beemer & Brandon Spies

Lyrics by Steven van der Vegt



Released by Redsquatch Records, 2018.

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