Growing up in the plateau-heeled shadows of ABBA in the land of the midnight sun and pickled herring, Hawk was intuitively drawn to harmony laden pop music like 10cc, Queen and ELO. Says Hawk: 'I always sang along with all the back-up vocals instead of the lead vocal. Just loved the complexities and the richness of the human voice”.
At seventeen, he left his native Sweden and a journey began that found him living and travelling all over the world, a bit of a global nomad, before finally finding home on the west-coast of Canada. Hawk's musical journey is equally diverse. From choral music to a serious love for reggae, his own music is mostly about pure and simple pop songs. Harmonies and catchy melodies along with passionate, introspective and universal lyrics are trademarks of his song-writing. Over the years, Hawk has written and recorded with some of the music industry’s top producers and musicians including Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, REM), Andrew Gold (10cc, Linda Ronstadt), Michael Omartian (Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart), Clif Magness (Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson) and Glenn Ballard (Alanis Morissette, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and “Bad”).