Bryan Hawkins (known as Hawkeye in the music world) has been drumming in a wide variety of bands for over the past 50 years. As well as backing numerous overseas and local musical celebrities, such as Howard Morrison, Rob Guest, Rolf Harris, Patsy Rigger, Dave Parquitte, Hawkeye has played with:-


  • Cravats - a rock band
  • Andy Shearer, in numerous bands around the Waikato
  • Brian Woodhouse Quartet in Hamilton at various Jazz festivals
  • Numerous shows for Hamilton Operatic Society and Music Makers
  • Johnny Corban band for approx 10 years
  • As a foundation member of The Hamilton Big Band
  • A member of The George and Jazz Gentleman Traditional Jazz Band for many years. (We played at Sydney and Adelaide jazz festivals, and also many jazz festivals in the north island of NZ) and
  • More recently Hawkeye has been a member of the Paul Ellery Trio, and the High Society Jazz Band.