Nighthawker is a Dutch band that sounds a lot like the 70's, even though all bandmembers were born at least a decade later. The band plays what they call 'adventurous retro rock' with a contemporary twist. Driven by a passion to make music the old fashioned way, there's no interest in making commercially engaging pop music. Keywords like character and soul, improvising and vinyl rank way higher up their checklist.


The band has got more than one trick up their sleeves. From softer compositions up to heavier rock songs, all with hints of different genres. But most of all: Nighthawker sounds like Nighthawker, a bunch of wayward souls with lots of passion and ambition to get their tunes heard. They do know where their bread is buttered though. Names like Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, The Allman Brothers Band and The Black Crowes come to mind.


Ever since their formation in 2018, the band experienced numerous highlights: releasing two EP's in their debut year, being chosen as 'gig of the night' in a Pinkpop band contest and opening for Woodstock legends Ten Years After. In June 2020 the released their first LP to critical acclaim, followed by a third EP in 2022.




Kiki Beemer - Drums, vocals, percussion, acoustic guitar

Steven van der Vegt - Guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar, slide guitar

Gwen van der Vegt - Guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals

Xavier Emmen - Bass, backing vocals