Happy Independent Record Store Day!

The little guys are so important in music. Always support your local store. Gig venue. Music bar. Local bands and musicians. From these guys, big things (and beautiful little things) come to us all!

I am still too small to have music in stores. So *my* indie music store is online at www.jamesnighthawk.com/music

Check it out! A free live EP to download and a studio album on CD/download.

A great weekend to all! James x

I nearly dropped this track from my album… I wasn’t happy with it during recording. The up-front, bare vocals made me uneasy. Now, it sits pretty as my most played & liked song on Soundcloud. 1500+ plays, 200+ likes… Funny ‘ey?! We so often admire in others what we find difficult in ourselves. JN xXx

From the album “The Twilight Sessions” - Out Now!

Available on CD from www.jamesnighthawk.com/music or on download from iTunes and other vendors

A live acoustic version of this also viewable on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvxiAfjhxQI

Turns out I am pretty nifty with this! Maybe a new way to “coerce” people into buying a copy of my album ;-)

Turns out I am pretty nifty with this! Maybe a new way to “coerce” people into buying a copy of my album ;-)

Dear Tumblr. 

My Dashboard is NOT “literally on fire” as per your spam emails. Please employ some staff that have a decent grasp of the English language.

Kind regards, James Nighthawk

I’ve been side scalped! Kinda like it tho…

I’ve been side scalped! Kinda like it tho…

Pic from my gig in hertford on Sunday. Great time had by all!

Pic from my gig in hertford on Sunday. Great time had by all!

My Martin guitar has been boosted!  With Fishman pickups, strap hooks and tweed strap. Ready for gig on Sunday!

My Martin guitar has been boosted! With Fishman pickups, strap hooks and tweed strap. Ready for gig on Sunday!

From the album “The Twilight Sessions” - Out Now!

Available on CD from www.jamesnighthawk.com/music or on download from iTunes and other vendors

One hell of a time

Good day my dear friend, I hope you are well
This silence we break for the stories we tell
I hear life has dealt you a rough hand or two
I hear life is no fun for you

Where is the smile that would brighten each dawn?
The laughter we shared on a warm summer’s morn
The breeze through our hair, the sun on our face
The glee, the beauty and grace

Come hither lady, come stay a while
We know time is wasting, so why not waste mine?
Our kinship is steady, so pass me the wine
And let’s drink to one hell of a time

REFRAIN

Good day my dear friend, it’s been many a year
For this I am sorry, I tell ye sincere
Indeed times are strange, but when are they not?
No excuse, for memories forgot’

The smile that you seek is now hidden ‘neath mire
The laughter is choked by a haunting desire
To run free and far from the choices we make
To sleep, and never awake

So come this way man, come give me a smile
We’re told love is fleeting, we all crave the style
Our honour is steady, ourselves we deny
But we all had one hell of a time

REFRAIN

Hello once again, Missus ‘Woe betide’
Who is this young lady, ensconced in her pride?
We’ve sure never met, I doubt we’d get on
I guess, all hope has long gone

Wake up and remember we still have our say
The choices we make we’re still making each day
Although some backfire, and some may explode
We travel our own chosen road

Come hither lady, come stay a while
We know time is wasting, so why not waste mine?
Our kinship is steady, so pass me the wine
And let’s drink to one hell of a time

REFRAIN

Hello Mr Man, a hearty hello
You sure made your point, I guess you should know
A slap in the face, would have more than sufficed
Point taken, so please now, be nice?

I guess as we grow we learn more than we should
And much that we learn is misunderstood
I guess I need time to be still and take stock
To cherish, the things we forgot

So come this way man, come give me a smile
We’re told love is fleeting, we all crave the style
Our honour is steady, ourselves we deny
But we all had one hell of a time

REFRAIN

Now we’re all grown up, everything’s wrong
Everything’s vital, nowt is just for fun
And innocence lost is a lesson begun
If he, was never the one

So let’s talk a walk by the old forest lane
And talk of young love, the young men we would tame
And laugh at our stories, our tales so sublime
And give thanks for one hell of a time

If love is just a game, then how come it’s no fun?
If love is just a game, how come I’ve never won?
— Noah and the Whale
Gig Announcement: Hertford Corn Exchange. Sunday 23rd March. 3-6pm. A chilled afternoon session. The gig is FREE entry, and it could lead to bigger things for me, so muchos support would be amazing! See you there JNx

Gig Announcement: Hertford Corn Exchange. Sunday 23rd March. 3-6pm. A chilled afternoon session. The gig is FREE entry, and it could lead to bigger things for me, so muchos support would be amazing! See you there JNx