Meet The Tommyhawks. Four passionate, rockin’ girls with more infectious energy than, well, a raging infection. Indie meets super-charged folk-esque blues…topped off with raw, hair-raising vocals, saxophone and mandolin.
Singer/guitarist/banjoist Addison ‘Axe’ Axe met bassist Vanessa Thornton back in 2012 and the two hit it off ferociously, writing and gigging as a duo around Perth and Axe’s hometown of London.
Deciding that four was probably only going to double the fun, Jessica Harris (drums) and Thea Woodward (sax) came on board in February 2014… and Tommyhawks as a four were born. They played their first show the next month and in the 18 months since have played at all of Perth’s live music venues. Within 6 months of forming they were asked to support Courtney Love for her Perth show.
“Local band The Tommyhawks opened the show and proved an unforgettable support band. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that the addition of a saxophone to any band vastly improves it – and if it’s added to an all-female grunge outfit, this applies tenfold. Fronted by Addison Axe, whose voice – just like Love’s – is both raucous and angelic, the group’s set was solid, endearing and the perfect primer” www.theguardian.com
The Tommyhawks released their debut EP in September of 2015 and toured Australia playing at both popular festivals and venues. A ferocious live band; they play often and win fans wherever they go. Already touted as an up-and-coming-festival band; The Tommyhawks have tongues wagging all around the country with invitations to Aussie festivals padding out the summer season.