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Fri 24th Jun 2022

Whelan’s Upstairs

Hailed by The Daily Mirror as “the sound of major potential”, young Irish indie rockers ‘HAWKE THE BAND’ first bonded recording in a Dublin council flat.
Combining their anthemic rock influences (Coldplay/The Verve) with contemporary sounds, lead singers Richard Power & Eoghan Mac Mahon offer a hopeful, anthemic flavour of pop/rock.

After recording their first home demos in Richard’s bedroom, they sent the tracks to two London based producers and within days were recording their first releases in the famed Abbey road & Metropolis studios in London.

The first track from their London sessions “What About Love”, was subsequently chosen out of 500 other artists entries in a publicly announced competition to support Aslan in Dublin’s 6000 capacity Iveagh Gardens, and following in the footsteps of artists such as Gavin James and Damien Dempsey, they opened for Aslan on July 13th 2019.
HAWKE THE BAND made their debut UK performance at Hit the North festival in England’s north East in May 2019, alongside the likes of Tom Grennan & Jake Bugg.

For this young Dublin band, the journey is just beginning.

“HAWKE THE BAND could be the next big thing… really worth having a listen to…” – Christy Dignam, Aslan.

“Definitely ones to watch” –

“Immensely exciting” – Celebmix


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€11 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos