THE ONE AND ONLY
Chesney Lee Hawkes. Born September 22nd, 1971 in Windsor,
He is the son of "Chip" Len Hawkes, bass player
from "The Tremeloes" ('Silence is Golden') and mother Carol
Dilworth, an actress and UK television hostess.
Chesney started off as an actor in the film 'Buddy's
Song' (about Buddy Holly) alongside Roger Daltrey and Michael Elphick.
He played a young boy called 'Buddy Clark'.
The single 'Stay Away Baby Jane', from these sessions
was released in 2001 and entered the charts at 74.
Chesney has combined touring with appearing on 'Top
Ten Teen Idols' (Channel 4), Banzai (Channel 4) and "Question of
Chesney has worked with numerous writers and producers, amongst them Mark Goldberg who co-wrote The Eel's "Novocain For The Soul", Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne, Jesse Vellenswealla of The Gin Blossoms, and Counting Crows producer Marvin Etzioni. Other collaborators include Howard Jones, the Police's Stuart Copeland, Nik Kershaw & Bijou Phillips.
English band 'Hepburn', covered "Next Life", co-written by Chesney with Phil Thornally from Johnny Hates Jazz. (Phil also co-wrote "Torn", a hit for Natalie Imbruglia). Caprice charted in 2001 with 'Once Around The Sun' which Chesney co-wrote with Eric Pressley and he has also collaborated with Tricky on his 'Mission Accomplished' EP. Another of Chesney's songs, "Almost You", was in the film "Jawbreaker" staring Rose McGowen and Marilyn Manson and "Missing You Already" was in the film "The Night We Never Met", starring Matthew Broderick.
Chesney is married to Kristina and he has a son named Casey George Hawkes, born on august 29th, 2001.
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