The members of Hawk Nelson have successfully proven that you don't have to drink or do drugs to rock out. A positive Christian punk band based in Peterborough, Ontario, Hawk Nelson has consistently wowed audiences with their energy and charisma. Discovered by Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch, Hawk Nelson was quickly signed to Tooth & Nail Records, a popular Christian pop-rock label. In July of 2004, they released their first major labor debut, Letters to the President.The band gained mainstream prominence by portraying The Who on an episode of NBC's American Dreams. The songs Bring 'Em Out and Things We Go Through were used in Yours, Mine, and Ours, a 2005 motion picture. Bring 'Em Out and The Show have also been featured in Sunday Night Football commercials. Their second studio album, Smile, It's the End of the World was released on April 4th, 2006. Zero, the album's first single, was the 15th most played Christian song in 2007 according to industry magazine R&R. Hawk Nelson has recently announced that their third album, Hawk Nelson is My Friend, is set to drop on April 4th, 2008. The CD is already recorded, and it has been revealed by website Jesus Freak Hideout that one of the songs is tentatively named Tonight. Itunes has already released the first single, entitled Friend Like That.
Hawk Nelson was formed in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada in 2003 by Jason Dunn, Dave Clark, Matt Paige, and Daniel Biro. The band played independently in Peterborough, Ontario for a few years before they signed with Tooth And Nail Records, largely on the recommendation of Trevor McNevan, the lead singer of fellow Tooth and Nail bands Thousand Foot Krutch and FM Static. McNevan, also from Peterborough, is credited with discovering the band.
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Hawk Nelson is a Christian rock band from Peterborough, Ontario. The band has become very popular in the Christian music scene and was voted "Favorite New Artist" by CCM Magazine in their February 2006 Reader's Choice Awards. In 2006 Hawk Nelson won a #1 spot on VH1's top 20 video countdown with "The One Thing I Have Left" music video.