Hawksley Workman’s Winter Bird Tour kicked off in St. John’s this weekend and wraps nearly two months from now in Whitby, with stops in cities big and small across Canada. The Winter Bird Tour is the official Old Cheetah album release jaunt, and Hawksley will present new material with a backing band that his fans know well, including the one and only Mr. Lonely.
Throughout the Winter Bird Tour, Hawksley is seeking to collect donations of new warm socks for the winter. Socks are typically one of the most needed items on shelters’ lists. Fans are encouraged to bring socks to the show, drop them off at the merch table, and contribute to this simple and worthy humanitarian effort. The socks will be delivered to shelters and community organizations across Canada.
The official video for Teenage Cats has just been released!
An Antler and Power production, directed and edited by Steve Bays.
They’re absolutely everywhere…
Old Cheetah (Six Shooter) is available on CD, Vinyl and Digital download here!
Hawksley Workman’s “Winter Bird Tour” has been announced!
Hawksley is taking his band on the road for the Winter Bird Tour. The tour is named for the song on Old Cheetah, an ode to freezing and thawing, one of the great Canadian metaphors for love and life. Instinct is everything.
See the tour dates and Official Winter Bird lyric video below!
October 1st – St. John’s, NL @ The Rock House (Tickets)
October 3rd – Corner Brook, NL @ The Palace (Tickets)
October 4th – Woody Point, NL @ St. Patrick’s Church (Tickets)
October 15th – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre* (Tickets)
October 16th – Regina, SK @ Darke Hall (Tickets)*
October 17th – Swift Current, SK @ Lyric Theatre (Tickets)*
October 20th – Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre (Tickets)*
October 21st – Red Deer, AB @ International Beer Haus & Stage (Tickets)*
October 22nd – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom (Tickets)*
October 23rd – Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Centre (Tickets)*
October 24th – Lethbridge, AB @ Yates Memorial Centre (Tickets)*
October 25th – Canmore, AB @ Communitea Cafe (Tickets)*
October 28th – Kelowna, BC @ The Habitat (Tickets)*
October 29th – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom (Tickets)*
October 30th – Victoria, BC @ Alix Goolden (Tickets)*
October 31st – Mayne Island, BC @ Agricultural Hall – SOLD OUT
November 2nd – Nelson, BC @ Spiritbar (Hume Hotel) (Tickets)*
November 3rd – Medicine Hat, AB @ Esplanade (Tickets)*
November 4th – Lloydminster, AB @ Vic Juba Community Theatre (Tickets)*
November 13th – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre (Tickets)*
November 14th – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre (Tickets)*
November 20th – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s (Tickets)**
November 21st – Creemore, ON @ Avening Community Hall (Tickets)**
November 26th – Hamilton, ON @ Molson Canadian Studio at Hamilton Place (Tickets)~
November 27th – London, ON @ The Aeolian Hall (Tickets)~
November 28th – Whitby, ON @ Live Act Theatre (Tickets)~
Summer festivals come and gone. Big touring announcement in two weeks!!!!!!!
(photos courtesy of Brad Kilpatrick)
Live performance caught on video in a hotel lobby. Berlin.
Small Town Dracula
(a mini movie by Antler & Power)
Starring: Jamie Jordan as Dracula & Cole Hunter Corrigan as Young Dracula
Music: Small Town Dracula, by Hawksley Workman (Old Cheetah, Six Shooter Records)
Thank you to so many businesses in Burk’s Falls ON for providing locations and to both Burk’s Falls ON and Katrine ON for being so beautiful.
Steve Bays: Director, Director of Photography, Editor
Hawksley Workman: Director, Producer, Casting
Sandy McLennan: Tech Support, do-all on set
Antler & Power is Steve Bays and Hawksley Workman
Witness the CBC First Play Live videos, a one-time performance with an ad hoc band of Canada’s untouchable virtuosos: pianist Jonathan Goldsmith, violinist Hugh Marsh and bassist George Koller. Hawksley can’t resist a supergroup, as we know, even if it’s just for a single show.
See the extraordinary results here…
We’re Not Broken Yet:
Make Up Your Mind Tonight:
Don’t Take Yourself Away (Instant Nostalgia):
We are very excited to partner with Exclaim.ca to bring you a stream of OLD CHEETAH!
A record preview and stream can be found here!
‘Old Cheetah’ (album stream)
By Alex Hudson,
Published May 25, 2015
In the last couple of years, Canadian songwriter Hawksley Workman has branched out by drumming with his supergroup Mounties and touring his “one-man cabaret” The God That Comes. Now, he’s back to emphasizing his solo career, and with Old Cheetah due out on June 2 through Six Shooter Records, Exclaim! has got the stream of the entire album.
The 12-song effort is theatrical and ambitious. Workman’s signature eclecticism shines brightly on songs like “1000 Miles of Atmosphere,” a nine-and-a-half-minute prog epic that’s stuffed with syncopated rhythms, star-dazzled synth twinkles and unpredictable sonic shifts.
Although not every song is quite that wildly sprawling, Workman never goes on autopilot and proves that even an old cheetah can learn new tricks. The style range from the falsetto-flecked soul of “Teenage Cats” to the piano-driven space-rock anthem “We’re Not Broken Yet,” to the salt-of-the-earth folk of “It’s Really Starting to Snow” and the cabaret psych of “Small Town Dracula.”
It’s a lot to absorb, so dive into the ambitious Old Cheetah below.