The Hiwatts – Performing A Tribute to the “BEST” of British Rock/Mod/Punk Music, from the 60’s through to the 90’s……Maximum RnB in a Modern World!!!!!
A South Coast based band featuring Justin Harris on Lead guitar, Leon Reid on Lead vocals, Vernon Grech on Bass Guitar and Andy Songhurst on drums.
Heavily influenced by The Who and the Mod/Rock fraternity including The Jam, Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene, Kinks, Small Faces and many others, The Hiwatts have become a well renowned band within the Scooter and Music scenes across the U.K.
The Hiwatts, have played many “Teenage Cancer Trust” events, up and down the country since it began, from The Cavern Club Liverpool, the Fiddler’s Elbow Camden, the 100 Club and Isle of Wight (March of the Mods) to name a few. A 4-piece South coast based "Who-esque" band that have been gigging for 25 yrs as 2023 approaches. The band was formed as an originals band at the beginning, with 2 original albums under their belt. With the originals they became averse to playing the odd cover within the set. As the band progressed through the years, and work commitments changed, The Hiwatts opted to take the band fully into the covers/partial tribute areas of the live music scene. This suited everyone, and are still performing today, up and down the UK, and committing to Charity gigs where and where possible. Original material is once again being created and making appearances in their set. to highlight some of the high points of the band's career, this includes being invited to play at several private functions whereby the band were joined by Zak Starkey (Ringo Starr’s Son and The Who Drummer) on drums for a few “Who” numbers, and Roger Daltrey (The Who) himself watching and giving his highest praises. Other highlights, include supporting The Gift/From the Jam on several occasions, including their very first show back together, and on the same bill with From the Jam and The Chords, some years back at The Brook. In this time, they have headlined various Scooter Rallies and Festivals, including The Vicars Picnic, Samfest, Hipshaker, and many more.
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