Aristazabal Hawkes

Bassist, Musical Artist


Who is Aristazabal Hawkes?

Aristazabal Emi Chen Hawkes is the double bass player for the British indie band Guillemots. She was born in Sointula, on Malcolm Island in British Columbia, Canada. She has studied piano classically, and jazz at the New School in New York.

She used to work on a cruise ship where she claims she only played Frank Sinatra songs. She cites some of her influences as Ron Carter, Paul Chambers and Charles Mingus. During an interview in the summer of 2006 it was also mentioned that fellow band member Fyfe Dangerfield had bought the Van Morrison album Astral Weeks for her. She claims that she is "the biggest sucker for hip-hop and R&B in the group".

On an episode of Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Fyfe said that Aristazabal had found the perfect note to give a lady an orgasm, but she wouldn't tell the rest of the band what it was. She later revealed that this was a joke

She wrote and performed the song "By the Water" from Guillemots' EP Of the Night, and sings lead vocals on the track "Last Kiss" from their 2008 album, Red.

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on July 23, 2013


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