Eagle and Hawk Bio
For more than 20 years, Canadian band Eagle & Hawk has brought roots rock across North America and Europe with multi-award-winning tracks and albums. Winnipeg-based guitarist, Vince Fontaine founded Eagle & Hawk with former CFL all-star, Troy Westwood in 1995. Within two years, the band began touring overseas in Europe.
In 1998, Jay Bodner joined Eagle & Hawk as lead singer, creating growing demand for their powerful live performance. They soon wrote and released their second album, Indian City, a continuation of their sound loved by fans, old and new. Adding Indigenous themes to their songwriting, their lyrics were filled with emotion and authenticity, connecting deeply with audiences worldwide.
Blending inspired vision with musical talent, Eagle & Hawk furthered their progressive style of ‘rock’ steeped in roots, fusion, and catchy songwriting and continued to earn fans and loads of fanfare.
The band has been met with critical acclaim in the music industry with more than 70 nominations and 35 major award wins including a JUNO Award, Western Canadian Music Awards, Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, Native American Music Awards, Indian Summer Music Awards as well as several Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. With 8 albums under their belt, Eagle & Hawk’s vast repertoire brings fans back again and again. So do their energizing, interactive, and experiential performances.
Rounding out the band are long-time members, Lawrence “Spatch’ Mulhall” (bass), Gerry Atwell (keyboard), and Rich Reid (drums). Ray “Coco” Stevenson also brings his world-class Indigenous vocal style to the band as a featured guest. Eagle & Hawk alumni have had their own successful careers across North America including outstanding Canadian talents like Brent Fitz (drummer, Slash, Alice Cooper, The Guess Who) and Steve Broadhurst (drummer, Doc Walker). Eagle & Hawk career highlights include two Canada Day performances on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill (2005, 2009), two appearances at the famed New Orleans Jazz Fest (2011, 2015), Summerfest, folk festivals across North America, more than a dozen national televised performances, more than 12 European tours and many more performances across the US, Canada and Europe. Seen by millions worldwide, Eagle & Hawk has joined the ranks as one of the long-running success stories in Canadian music history.
"There's good reason this band keeps winning awards… and works all over North America and Europe. Eagle & Hawk is a creative blend of guitar-based rock, funk, tribal sounds, Aboriginal imagery and good old honest emotion."
– Uptown Magazine