Like Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley thrown in a blender.” - Bryan Beller

— Dethklok

Biography

Elevator Pitch

“Like Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley thrown in a blender.” - Bryan Beller 

— Dethklok

 

Short Bio

Dechen Hawk creates music that ranges from beautiful ballads to gritty throwback funk and soul. He believes conscious music has the power to heal and transform humanity for the better. 

 

Medium Bio

Dechen Hawk creates music that ranges from beautiful ballads to gritty throwback funk and soul. He believes conscious music has the power to heal and transform humanity for the better. 

“Like Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley thrown in a blender,” Dechen writes, records, and performs Indie Soul music. He imbues his songs with the Buddhist teachings of love, respect and expanding consciousness that he was raised with. 

His work creates community by bringing people together from all walks of life to do something they all have in common and enjoy. He wants to change people’s hearts, minds and actions, and commits to expanding in love, abundance, and success every day in such a way that others are inspired to do the same.

 

Long Bio

Dechen Hawk creates music that ranges from beautiful ballads to gritty throwback funk and soul. He believes conscious music has the power to heal and transform humanity for the better. 

“Like Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley thrown in a blender,” Dechen writes, records, and performs Indie Soul music. He imbues his songs with the Buddhist teachings of love, respect and expanding consciousness that he was raised with. 

Though musical his whole life, it wasn’t until the death of his father when he was 14, and the search for a way to express that loss, that Hawk found his calling as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.  

His desire to create and express the joy and fragility of life has kept him busy for the past 24 years performing locally and internationally. He has a wealth of unrecorded songs and plans to continue writing, recording and performing for the rest of his life. 

His work creates community by bringing people together from all walks of life to do something they all have in common and enjoy. He wants to change people’s hearts, minds and actions, and commits to expanding in love, abundance, and success every day in such a way that others are inspired to do the same.

Press Photos

Dechen Hawk - City Shot

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Dechen Hawk - Guitar Shot

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Dechen Hawk - Piano Shot

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Dechen Hawk - Single Cover

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Sample Track

I Want You Around is an upbeat, uplifting Indie Soul love song. Dechen Hawk takes an introspective look at love, life, and longing, drawing on the Buddhist principles of meditation, being present, and letting go. Hawk invites us to go inward to connect with our feelings using natural elements as metaphor for relationship .

The new single, I Want You Around, is now available on all platforms!   
Click here to Stream - https://fanlink.to/I-Want-You-Around

I Want You Around - Written, Arranged, & Produced by Dechen Hawk 

Dechen Hawk - Lead & Backing Vocals, Organ, Rhythm Guitar
Britney Jane - Backing Vocals
Jesse Hunter - Electric Guitar Soundscapes
Kirwan Brown - Electric Bass
Derek Weiman - Lead Guitar Solo
Eric Imbrosciano - Drum Kit
Scott Mast - Percussion
Zach Lucas - Saxophones/Horn Arrangement
Tom & Sam from the band the Alcapones - Trumpet/Trombone
Jay Elliot - Mixing/Production
G&J Audio - Mastering (Grammy-winning engineer Gene Paul, son of legendary guitarist and inventor Les Paul)

Recorded at IntroVertigo Recording

Sample Videos

Press Quotes

Just wait ‘till you see him live. Hawk’s delivery on stage speaks volumes about his character and approach to music. His voice is soothing and gentle. Soft spoken, light vocals resonating bliss within layers of heavier, upbeat percussion. Regardless of genre, Hawk’s inflection settles like Wonder’s before bed, humble and comforting. So pour some wine. Flip the switch. And succumb to the bliss of Hawk’s voice, sensually vibrating your eardrums.” - Scott Rowland

— ALOC Media

One impression you get from Hawk is that generosity is not just a courtesy; it’s a business plan.” - P.J. Nutting

— Boulder Weekly

...I knew he was a bad cat when he hopped up on stage from the audience instead of the traditional backstage entrance..., his vocals rivaling Jason Mraz[.]... it was a highlight of the night on the big stage.” - Mary Panton

— Elephant Journal

Songwriter with an edge”

— INDY Week

We could all use a breath of fresh melody. A dip in the 90s neo-soul as a reminder of the surreality of a calm voice in rhythm with the funkiest, heaviest moments of existence. Hawk’s presence stands as a testament that no matter how complicated life gets, there’s always a new piece full of life, full of vigor yet, gently grounded. If you’re an enthusiast moved by the movement, it’s about time to tune in. It’s time to listen to the rhythm of your heart and discover what moves you, what feelings you need to work through, what makes your insides yearn in this moment. Because Hawk may be the purveyor of passion you’ve been searching for.” - Scott Rowland

— ALOC Media

...multi-instrumentalist Dechen Hawk['s]... soulful music is strikingly similar to “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” and other remarkable Buckley tunes.” - Adam Perry

— Boulder Weekly

The shrillness of Hawk's call pierces the state of unawareness and asks you to speak the truth.” - Asia Wong

— Elephant Journal

Like Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley thrown in a blender.” - Bryan Beller

— Dethklok

Notable Achievements

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Playlist Feature

Dechen Hawk's single 'I Want You Around' has been featured on Chris K's Colorado Playlist - the most widely distributed and heard, locally produced, independent music program in the state, heard on over 20FM frequencies.

Festival Performance

Dechen Hawk performed at the Boulder International Film Festival in Boulder, CO in March of 2020

Festival Performance

Dechen Hawk performed at the Underground Music Showcase in Denver, CO in July of 2019

Festival Performance

Dechen Hawk performed at the Adventure Film Festival in Boulder, CO in October of 2018

Festival Performance

Dechen Hawk performed at ARISE music festival in Loveland, CO in August of 2017

Festival Performance

Dechen Hawk performed as one of the headliners at Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins, CO in August of 2016

Festival Performance

Dechen Hawk performed at FoCoMx (which has garnered national attention and earned the unofficial title of “The Biggest Little Festival in America.") in Fort Collins, CO in April of 2015

Songwriter Finalist

Dechen Hawk performed as a finalist at the 2006 NCSC North Carolina Songwriters Contest

Contact

Management / Booking / Publicity

Dechen Hawk (303) 717-2416

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