Hawklords were an English music group active between 1978 and 1979. They were borne from the disbanded Hawkwind (Robert Calvert â vocals, Dave Brock â guitar and Simon King â drums) and a local Devon group named Ark (Harvey Bainbridge â bass and Martin Griffin â drums) with the addition of former Pilot keyboardist Steve Swindells. The use of the name Hawklords instead of Hawkwind may have been due to legal reasons concerning their former management company or may simply have been due to the band wishing to give the impression that this was a new musical venture. In 1978, the band released their only full studio album 25 Years On. The band have now reformed, The present line-up of the Hawklords is: Nik Turner - sax, flute, vocals / Ron Tree - vocals / Alan Davey - bass, vocals / Adrian Shaw - bass, vocals / Jerry Richards - guitar, vocals / Meurig Griffiths - drums / Steve Swindells - keyboards, vocals / Harvey Bainbridge - keyboards, synths, vocals. although this is not technically a reformation of the original Hawklords, just a grouping of ex-Hawkwind members calling themselves Hawklords (with only two original members, Swindells and Bainbridge). Former Hawklords and Hawkwind member Martin Griffin played drums when they first regrouped. Dan Thompson (Hawkwind drummer from 1984-88 and 2002) played drums for a brief period. Former Hawkwind and Space Ritual bassist Dave Anderson has also guested with the Hawklords.
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