Peter Hawkshaw Blog


October 8, 2010

Well it's been a while I know but I'm not very good at being organised I'm afraid. As you can see I've put up another of my songs for your enjoyment and here's a little bit about it for ya. Innocent was originally written for a musical. That's right I am partly responsible for writing a musical called "Crimewave" along with my friends Chris Poote and Neil Watkins. We wrote it whilst we were in college and with the direction of the lecturers came up with an excellent musical all about the effects of crime on the victims. Chris was in charge of the story and insisted on not making it yet another story about glorifying the criminals as has been done before in films such as "The Godfather". Neil and myself were left writing the music and lyrics for it and togethor after months of hard work came up with quite an impressive project. Unfortunately after the performances, the applause and one particularly complimentary review that was the end of "Crimewave" and has been left on the shelf since. We have had discussions about getting it published but have never got round to it. Maybe one day.

Anyway back to "Innocent". As I've already mentioned it was written originally for Crimewave but it's first draft had absolutely no mention of farting. It was after one of the very first writing sessions we had that I'd wrote it. The story at that point was still in it's infancy and I'd envisioned it being a murder mystery type thing with a detective type character. I had him in my mind still baffled at some crime that had been committed and accusing and asking all suspects if they knew anything. Hence the chorus "Was it him? It wasn't me. Was it her?...."etc. It was to be a full chorus number and my hope for the finale to Act 1. Unfortunately we found that it didn't fit the story that had developed and I had to ditch what was a bloody good tune. I can tell you that I was miffed by this but not to worry as a few years later Innocent was reborn. I took the tune and the concept i.e. finding out who the guilty party is, and made the crime all about that most hideous of offences. The bottom burp! This fitted in perfectly with Chris and Pete Unbunged and we raised quite a few chuckles in our performances. 

Lastly I'll leave you with some interesting news. I did say weeks ago that Chris and I were working on getting our show which was recorded years ago onto digital format. I've now sent off the tapes and they should be back with me in dvd form within a few weeks. Then it's just the simple matter of editting (Yikes!) and I'll upload snippets onto youtube and then my blog for you.



Blog of an Actor

September 14, 2010


Ok! So you may have come accross my blog entitled 'blog of an actor' and found a you tube video of me doing a song instead of a monologue or show reel. Sorry about that but I thought it would be a little more amusing than watching me proclaim at you or watching me in some disjointed scenes that make no sense.

This is my first blog so I'm not sure what to write here or if this will be an ongoing thing. If you really want to find out more about my acting stuff and you didn't get here ...

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The Karaoke Song

September 14, 2010
This song was written by myself and Chris Poote. For more examples of Chris's work then go to the My Songs section of my  website and scroll to the bottom.

I've decided to record a few of my songs for posterity and all that and will upload one now and again when I can be bothered. Here's another funny one which is an irreverent look on karaoke culture.
Contrary to the song's content I actually love "going on the mike on a saturday night" and "making a prat of myself" and it do...

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The birth of a double act.

September 13, 2010

Hello again!

I wrote this song years ago when I was in college and working in a night club (aah the memories), and I was at a festival one weekend when I bumped into one of my college buddies Chris. Himself and me had collaborated on a very successful comedy revue show the year before. So we got to drinking and watching the acts and as you do when the nectar is flowing we started saying how brilliant it would be if we teamed up and did some comedy songs. However unlike other "amazing" ide...

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Dominoes Advert

September 13, 2010
The Lunchtime Metting Now Includes Lunch

For more info on me then check out my webste.

Hurrah! I've tracked it down.

So here's the advert that I've been impatiently waiting for please feel free to have a watch. Only two people I know have actually seen it on the telly but I'm keeping my eyes peeled. I've also been looking for it on you tube as you won't have to wait for the webpage to load that way but I've had no success with my search as yet.

No song for you today I'm actually ru...

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Pete Hawkshaw As you can probably tell from my website I am an actor and on occasion a song writer. Maybe from my picture you can glean the fact that I also like the odd pint of Guinness now and again but that's only when I'm in Ireland though (when in Rome sort of thing). I'm the kind of person who's easily bored and need to try new things. I find working 9-5 jobs or even the thought of them quite horrific and that's why I love the acting thing. Every show brings unique challenges and problems to solve and as the bard says "The play's the thing"
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