Winnipeg's Eagle and Hawk land with new lead singer
Thursday December 22, 2011
Eagle and Hawk are (from L-R): Vince Fontaine, Buffy Handel, Gerry Atwell, Ray Stevenson, Jaylene Johnson, Marty Chapman and Lawrence "Spatch" Mulhall (SK Media)
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.
Lead vocal and guitar player Jay Bodner recently left the band to pursue other endeavors with bassist Lawrence "Spatch" Mulhall stepping up to take the lead.
SCENE producer Kim Ziervogel recently caught up with "Spatch" -- who also is the executive director of The Broadway Neighbourhood Centre -- while Eagle and Hawk rehearsed for their December 23rd performance at the Pony Corral.
How has Eagle and Hawk changed since Jay Bodner left? Well
what can you say, Jay is a remarkable singer and leaves a great legacy,
it leaves me with very big shoes to fill...seriously, he has huge feet
so i have to wear like three pairs of socks. I get to share vocals with
the incredibly gifted Jaylene Johnson, that girl can sing!! What has been the biggest challenge since taking a share of the lead vocals in Eagle and Hawk? The biggest challenge for me has been remembering the lyrics for all of the songs.
Which song is your favourite to sing now, that you didn't get to sing before when Jay was handling lead? My favourite song to sing is "Pow Wow Princess."
What is one thing that a lot of people do not know about you? One thing people might not know is that I am a very compassionate and caring person, I devote much of my time giving back to the communities. I also try to be a positive role model for Youth
What do you want from Santa this year? I would like Santa to stop parking his sleigh on my roof...my house is small and it upsets my cat!