Lachlan Hawkins is a Brisbane-based freelance drummer, handpan player and educator currently engaged in many musical projects, ranging from jazz and improvised music to musical theatre, corporate entertainment and music therapy.
In 2014, Lachlan was selected as one of six national finalists in the James Morrison Scholarship, and since then, has been fortunate to work with some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians and ensembles including James Morrison, Steve Newcomb, John Hoffman, Kristin Berardi, Elly Hoyt, Dave Spicer, Melissa Western and The View from Madeleine’s Couch. His current projects include: Kayleigh Pincott Quintet, Min/Svoboda/Hawkins Trio, Nimble Trio with Sophie Min and Dave Galea, and regular performances locally and nationally with his corporate drumming group SoundStruck.
Outside of drumming, Lachlan has a passion for the beautiful steel sound sculpture known as the ‘handpan’, and has begun developing his own sound as a solo artist in recent years. Lachlan has presented his original music at the Tablelands Folk Festival, Music by the Sea Festival, PanOz Festival, the Stairwell Project at the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital as well as sold-out shows at the Brisbane Jazz Club and the QLD Conservatorium.
Lachlan is part of the teaching faculty at the Young Conservatorium, Sheldon College and Just Percussion, and is a recent graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium where he was awarded First Class Honours and the University Medal.
AREAS OF SPECIALISATION:
- Jazz Comping & Soloing
- Hand Technique & Development
- Audition Preparation
- Rockschool Drums Syllabus