Hawksley Workman

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Hawksley Workman


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Canadian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, drums, bass, keyboards), engineer and producer born March 4, 1975 in the small town of Huntsville, Ontario, Workman later moved to Toronto. Established the label Isadora Records in 1998 and The Schoolhouse (2) studio in 2004. Owner of publishing company Hawksleytown Publishing.

He won the 2002 Juno Award for Best New Solo Artist.

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Hawksley Workman (born Ryan Corrigan, March 4, 1975) is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter who has garnered critical acclaim for his blend of cabaret pop and glam rock. Workman has released eleven full-length albums throughout his career. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays guitar, drums, bass, keyboards and sings on his records, often switching between those instruments when playing live. Workman is a prolific artist, usually writing, recording, mastering and releasing entire albums in the span of a few weeks. He explains, "A lot of artists I know they get a year and a half away from a record they've just made it's like ... 'Oh ... it's terrible I hate that thing,' ya know? When I record [a] record, I never take more than a day per song... so by the time the record is mixed, finished, complete, done... I'm still in a honeymoon with the record ..." His music has been featured on the television shows Scrubs, Being Human, Falcon Beach, Queer as Folk and Whistler. Workman produces and engineers much of his own recording, and has produced albums for other artists as well. In addition, Workman has taken supporting roles as an actor in Michael McGowan's films Score: A Hockey Musical and Still Mine. In 2013 Workman formed a band, Mounties, with Ryan Dahle (Limblifter) and Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat). Their debut album, Thrash Rock Legacy, was released on March 4, 2014, on Light Organ Records.