Hawk Nelson Biography
Hawk Nelson is a Christian rock band hailing from Peterborough, Ontario. The band has become popular on the Christian music scene and was voted "Favorite New Artist" by CCM Magazine in their February 2006 Reader's Choice Awards.
The band played independently in Ontario for a few years before they signed with Tooth & Nail Records, largely on the recommendation of Trevor McNevan, the lead singer of fellow Tooth & Nail band Thousand Foot Krutch. McNevan, also from Peterborough, is credited with discovering the band. In July of 2004, Hawk Nelson released their major label debut Letters to the President. It was produced by Aaron Sprinkle and McNevan, who also co-wrote nine of the album's fourteen songs.
The band has achieved some success in the mainstream as well. They portrayed The Who on an episode of the NBC drama American Dreams, and they recorded a song named "Bring 'Em Out" for the 2005 motion picture Yours, Mine, and Ours. "Things We Go Through" from Letters to the President was also featured in Yours, Mine, and Ours.
In October of 2005, the band re-released Letters to the President, with new material including their cover of The Who's My Generation, three acoustic versions of some of their hits, and a limited edition cover. The band has recently finished recording a new album, Smile, It's The End of the World, and released it on April 4th. The album's first single, "Everything You Ever Wanted", went on to hit #1 on Christian radio. The band spent the summer of 2006 touring the major Christian music festivals; they are currently a part of Jeremy Camp's Beyond Measure tour and are working on a Christmas EP called Gloria expected on November 21st.
As of October 11, 2006, Hawk Nelson's MySpace has reached over 100,000 friends. In late October, there was an invitation on myspace for a December concert in Las Vegas. However, it was void in many places, including Canada.