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The Hawkeyes

Pittsburgh, PA | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Pittsburgh, PA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Rock Rock




"THE HAWKEYES Unveil a New Lyric Video in Their Search for a “Wanted Man” [Premiere]"

With a new album now out, a huge tour about to begin and a lot of motivation to boot, there’s a lot of fire and passion to look forward to in 2020 from The Hawkeyes. You can bet your bottom dollar on it.

Christopher Gonda
1/7/2020 -

"The Hawkeyes rock out and Pittsburgh gets ready to Ramble"

“Ever For After,” a seven-song (album) in the more amped-up rock of The Foo Fighters or Royal Blood, bands they had in mind while making the record. The first and best taste of it hit the airwaves when WDVE put the single “Stone’s Throw Away” into rotation earlier this year.

Scott Mervis
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Nov 19 2019 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Rockers The Hawkeyes Soar"

Album tracks like “Now or Never” and “Time is Now” exude a breathless urgency. Hawkeyes punchy bar band sound remains intact, though the hooks have grown into something befitting a bigger space, where fans can pump an upraised fist, swing torsos, or at least bob heads to the beat.

-Scott Tady
Beaver County Times
11/17/2019 - Beaver County Times

"We Rock, Do You?"

The Hawkeyes released their second album and to be honest I am quite satisfied with this release.
The band has a tight groovy hard rock style.
Singer Jay Wiley delivers solid powerful vocals with diversity as well.

Arie Van Der Graaf
Jan 11 2020 -

"Mile of Music 6 Recap"

The three best bands that I saw at Mile of Music for THE FIRST TIME this year, in no particular order (because I can't decide), were The Hawkeyes, Captain Ivory, and Bishop Gunn (see video). All three amazing in somewhat different ways. I sure hope Mile of Music brings them all back next year if not before. If you have an opportunity to see any of them, take it! - Rick & Len Show - 105.7 WAPL / Appleton WI

"Band Review"

The Hawkeyes play rock and roll music. Nothing more. Nothing less. But they do it in a refreshing way. They know exactly what they're putting out into the world and they're doing it deliberately. - Found Sound Music

"The Hawkeyes Album Review"

The Hawkeyes
One Plug in the Wall
Listening to this record, I struggle to avoid unforgivably tacky descriptors like “as solid and reliable as an American-made pickup truck” — which probably means that the band should start pitching songs to car companies ASAP. (It worked for The Clarks!) One Plug in the Wall, which the band released last November, offers roots rock in the vein of Steve Earle and John Mellencamp and chronicles the struggles of the blue-collar everyman (or everyband, in the case of the title track, which asks, “Are you ever going to make it, man?”). Some listeners will find it overly earnest and sentimental, but thanks to the Hawkeyes’ radio-ready sound, the question seems to be a matter not of if they’ll “make it,” but rather when. - Pittsburgh City Paper

"Luke's Particulars"

...the final song played on the podcast this week and, if I’m being honest, it was probably my favourite. It keeps getting better with repeated listens too. Starting off with a mellow intro with just a muted, staccato guitar and Jay’s restrained vocal before everything kicks off and that muted guitar morphs into an effervescent stomp with Jay howling gleefully over the top of it. -Luke Dunmore - Down The Front Media

"Listen Up by Danny Rome"

Like The Struts, The Hawkeyes are creating music that can’t be contained in a small venue.
-Danny Rome - Steppin' Out Magazine

"Listen Up w/ Danny Rome"

Holy Sh*t! Nothing compares to the discovery of a band in a purely organic way. To hear a band that touches a nerve and ignites your adrenaline

Like The Struts, The Hawkeyes are creating music that can’t be contained in a small venue.

-Danny Rome March 2020 - Steppin' Out Magazine


Album (Nov 2019) - Ever For After

Single (Apr 2019) - John Q

Single (Dec 2018) - Stone's Throw Away

Album (July 2015) - One Plug In The Wall



The Hawkeyes' long awaited second full-length album "Ever For After" has arrived after much anticipation throughout 2019 from their fans and the industry alike. Released under Misra Records and produced by highly touted producer Sean McDonald, this album looks to skyrocket this hard working and tour heavy band to great heights in 2020 and beyond. With huge layered guitars and memorable hooks at every turn, "Ever For After" has the 'all killer and no filler' attitude that lays a solid foundation for some major success in the very near future for The Hawkeyes.

The Hawkeyes are a relentless force of nature...a true rock powerhouse that forges a pure unique blend of driving rock, rustbelt grit, and big stage headlining attitude persona This intense rock four piece puts on an incredibly exciting live show displaying a full-throated passionate sound, unforgettable songs, and pure rock n roll swagger. Ripping guitars and pulsing rhythm propel the band’s raw and powerful musical demeanor, while its lyrical honesty paints a compelling portrait of its working-class roots and constant desire for growth.

The band's mentality is one that is focused on elevating to the biggest stages that any working/touring band could imagine but also pays an endearing tribute to its working-class rock ‘n’ roll roots that draw inspiration from the city in which it has lived in, worked for, breathed and loved. From the people they have met, to the experience of playing that first gig in a smoky club with cheap beer, those influences have led to a collection of super tight, endearing songs that are representative of the band’s growth from an outlying rock act to a hometown and national touring staple that has performed on some of Pittsburgh’s biggest stages - Stage AE, Rex Theater, Thunderbird Cafe & Hard Rock Cafe as well as some capacity attended headlining shows at out of town venues such as Radio Radio in Indianapolis IN, Bent Keg in Appleton WI, Schmitt's Saloon in Morgantown WV and Sturgis Music Fest Main Stage.

The Hawkeyes have logged thousands of miles nationally for the past 4 years and have shared stages with such household names such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Marcy Playground, Lit, Collective Soul, Blackberry Smoke, Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Bob Mould (Husker Du), Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real, The Clarks, and Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers.

Band Members