Son of Hawk was founded in the surfing paradise of Jeffreys Bay on the 1st of August 2017 by established musicians from all over SA.
The original band featured Heine van der Walt (Pretoria) on guitar and vocals, Ashley Hilton Jacobs (Cape Town) on bass, and Jeffrey's Bay local Nathan Combrinck on the drums.
Four days after their conception this unstoppable force played their first show and 3 weeks later went on their first national tour. They've been on and off the road ever since.
Their never-ending journey has seen them make a lot of friends and fans along the way, supporting top SA acts at well-established and reputable venues, recording in several studios, hitting the big stages and never once slowing down.
Touring is their livelihood and the stories created resemble something out of a novel from Jack Kerouac or Hunter S. Thompson. Their adventures eventually led them to record their debut album with Chris van der Walt in Midrand.
Son of Hawk pack a mean punch and their style could be described as a mix between hard rock, swamp boogie, modern blues, ska, and the odd metal groove. The album subject matter deals with random topics ranging from party anthems, voodoo women, travellers’ tales, breakups, hook-ups, and the afterlife.
The album also features guest spots by South African heavyweights such as Albert Frost, André Kriel (The Black Cat Bones), Jaco Mans (Tidal Waves), and William Bishop (Fuzigish).
Heine Van Der Walt moved back to Pretoria in 2018 and Son of Hawk is based here now. The band is now a 4 piece consisting of Heine Van Der Walt, Dale McHardy, Pieter Ganswyk Nel and Leigh Van Biljon. They recently toured the Western Cape and the Free State and also jammed at STRAB 2019 in Mozambique.