long with Chesney's brother Jodie and long-time Robbie Williams band guitarist, Gary Nuttall, Chesney and Chip will lead you through their long musical history, which started with Chip joining the Tremeloes in 1966 and extends beyond Chesney's 1991 UK No1 The One and Only.
Expect to hear Tremeloes songs, alongside Hawkes family favourites and of course, Chesney's own songs, including 'that' big hit from the 90s.
There will be a Q and A with the audience and some great rock 'n' roll stories thrown in for good measure. This will definitely be an evening to remember.
On a sun kissed day afternoon back in September 2016, Chesney Hawkes and Jodie Hawkes are in a car heading to Chertsey discussing the early stages of the Hawkes's music tour. Chesney is fizzing with ideas. He wants it to be more than just a collection of songs. It's got to be more than just the hits. 'It has to reflect the music we heard when we were growing up' he implores to all occupants of the car. The songs that dad would sing with his band. The songs that dad would put on the stereo. The songs that would fill the house in Nashville. 'Music was with us everywhere when we grew up and it should be reflected in the show'.
Jodie agrees. What Jodie doesn't quite agree on, is that he should take the lead vocals on Silence Is Golden. Not that he hasn't got the chops for it. He is more than capable, but 'it's dad's song' he reasons 'and people want to hear dad sing it'. Other ideas are kicked around on the M40. The show should feel loose, a guest artist may appear at any given minute. It should feel warm and inclusive. Perhaps we could get the audience to use social media to send in their requests or ideas for the setlist. Oh, and there has to be stories. Plenty of stories. Len 'Chip' Hawkes is one the finest raconteurs a person could meet. He gives of this great energy. He puts you at ease the moment you meet him. His words will transport you back to the golden age of rock 'n' roll.