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.

Tracklist:

 

1. Inferno

2. Sweet Sinner

3. The Runaway

4. Wait

 

 

Credits:

 

Kiki Beemer

Vocals & drums

 

Steven van der Vegt

Vocals & guitars

 

Gwen Ummels

Guitars

 

Brandon Spies

Bass, keys, backing vocals

 

 

Recorded, mixed and produced by Steven van der Vegt

Mastered by Jacques de Haard

Artwork by Gwen Ummels

Photography by McSharq/Sharik Derksen

 

 

Inferno

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

Lyrics by Steven van der Vegt & Kiki Beemer

 

Sweet Sinner

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

Lycics by Steven van der Vegt

 

The Runaway

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

Lyrics by Steven van der Vegt

 

Wait

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

Lyrics by Kiki Beemer

 

 

Released by Redsquatch Records, 2018.

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