Eagle and Hawk is a Multi Award Winning music group based out of Winnipeg Manitoba in the heart of Turtle Island.
Their unique fusion of lyrics, music, Indigenous themes and personalities capture the sound of a vibrant North American Indigenous culture. They have created a signature blend seamlessly fusing the colourful landscape on stage.
Eagle & Hawk was founded by Vince Fontaine in 1995 who envisioned a sound combining native american themes imagery and elements with rock/ pop. That journey soon took them across stages in North America and European capitals where they captured many new fans.
One listen to Eagle & Hawk’s distinctive sound and you’ll be hooked. By blending inspired vision with musical talent, Eagle & Hawk have created a progressive style of ‘rock’ steeped in roots, fusion, and solid songwriting that continues to earn fans – and loads of fanfare – worldwide.
Eagle & Hawk are best known for live shows that are energizing, interactive, and simply irresistible. The front man on stage is lead vocalist Jay Bodner, whose rich voice and charm has captivated audiences from coast to coast in Canada, across Europe, and throughout the United States. Since joining the band in 1998, Bodner has also helped define Eagle & Hawk’s unique sound through his songwriting efforts. Eagle & Hawk have played on some of biggest stages including two performances at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, Summer Fest, Canada Day in Ottawa, Ab Day live, Manitoba Concert Hall with the Winnioeg Symphony Orchestra as well as numerous tv appearances.
Eagle & Hawk’s engaging style also impressed the music industry. To date, the band has received over 75 award nominations and over 32 wins at awards ceremonies across North America, including a Juno Award, 2 Western Canadian Music Awards, 10 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, 3 Native American Music Awards, 7 Indian Summer Music Awards, and 9 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. CBC Radio has called Eagle & Hawk, North America’s most celebrated Indigenous Music group.
Rounding out the band is veteran keyboardist Gerry Atwell, bassistLawrence Tik Mason and drummer Rich Ried. Feature Native American / Powwow and traditional singer is Ray “Coco” Stevenson. Rounding out the group is keyboardist and singer Rena Semenko.
“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, Indigenous imagery and good old honest emotion.” – Uptown Magazine