Hawk and the Hoods
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Hawk and the Hoods

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"Hey Guys"

Hey Guys.

First of all, I've heard each of you in various bands over the last 15 years and I've seen all of you grow as musicians. I have always had the greatest respect for all of you and your skills. In fact I've lived with each of you at some point in time. I just wanted to say I don't know why you guys haven't play seriously together before. The sound is awesome! Jeff, solid beats as usual man. Your rock history shines through, but doesn't overpower. Time has just made you better. Rob, your musical skills have always amazed me. I've never met another that can jump from rock to metal to country to classical without missing a beat and on more than one instrument even! Dude, you’re the reason I bought a guitar! (It’s just too bad I suck!) Hawk, man you have come so far! It's obvious from your sound that your voice has learned much over the years. Your edginess is still there when needed, but you've gained temperament. You can still get raw when you want to and mellow when you have to. On top of that, your guitar sounds awesome!
You guys have so many styles to draw on and so much experience to know where those styles belong, that I can't see you guys not doing well. Add to that, 3 friends that can compliment each other as well as you guys do and it works!

I know we haven't seen a lot of each other over the last few years, life takes over once you get older and forces decisions you wouldn't have made 10 years ago, but I wish you guys all the best for the future.

Rock on!

Derek Sibbick
- Derek Sibbick


Wait EP 2007 - 5 songs
A Compilation 2009 - 24 songs



Three long time friends and three diverse musical backgrounds collaborated, forming Hawk and the Hoods in July of 2005. Hawk: vocals/guitar, Rob DeBruyne: bass & Jeff Lamers: drums. Before the creation of this diverse sound, never before had Hawk and Jeff ever dreamed of getting together to jam. Though they've been friends for years, their musical tastes had always clashed. Rob has played with both of them in various bands but never in the same one. Until now! Hawk has a generally natural approach in song writing. Though he is a bold and extreme to the point singer song/writer. His song writing is as enjoyable to play as it is catchy to listen to. Rob has a powerful, eccentric soul with ability and talent. He is as complicated as he is simple. With Hawk's influences in punk/alternative music, Jeff's rock groove and together with Rob’s funky bass, finally sat down. And a marvellous thing happened. An alternative rock sound with folk acoustic flavour, a twist of blues and punk was created. A sound that works and music that flows.