The Showhawk Duo seem destined to become viral sensations.
Their interpretations of dance classics played on nothing but acoustic guitars have been shared countless times. So much so that you have probably seen them without knowing who they are. The genre ‘acoustic rave’ was surely made for them.
Made up of Mikhail Asanovic (a classical guitarist) and Jake Wright (described as ‘an electric junkie’), the duo grew up playing in rock and metal bands before joining forces as The Showhawk Duo. Starting out as buskers, they soon came to wider attention, appearing on Radio 1 and playing Bestival, Glastonbury, Isle of Wight Festival, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Somersault, Lost Village, Boomtown and more.
They have headlined tours since 2015, sold out shows at The Edinburgh Fringe and were even invited to play Pacha in Ibiza.
Not bad for an unassuming couple of lads who you could pass on the street almost without noticing.
Now, the duo are embarking on a busy tour of the UK and Ireland. Taking in 26 different dates, The Showhawk Duo will be on the road throughout September and October.
Full tour dates are:
LIVE DATES- SEPTEMBER
2nd- Academy 2 Leicester (support Mellowmatic)
3rd- O2 Academy Liverpool, (support Mellowmatic)
4th- Boiler Shop Newcastle, (support Mellowmatic)
5th- Gorilla Manchester, (support Mellowmatic)
9th- Booking Hall Dover, (support The Tribe- Acoustic)
10th- XOYO London (support Mellowmatic)
11th- Chinnerys Southend (support The Tribe- Acoustic)
12th- Chalk Brighton support (support The Tribe- Acoustic)
19th- The Mill Birmingham (support The Tribe- Acoustic)
24th- Roadmender Northampton (support The Tribe- Acoustic)
25th- Esquires Bedford (support The Tribe- Acoustic)
26th- Epic Studios Norwich (support Mellowmatic)
30th- Tramshed Cardiff (support Mellowmatic)
LIVE DATES- OCTOBER
1st – ALT (Sound Circus) Bournemouth (support The Tribe- Acoustic)
2nd- Engine Rooms Southampton (support Mellowmatic)
6th- The Brickyard Carlisle (support TBC)
7th- Stramash Edinburgh (support TBC)
8th- Classic Grand Glasgow (support TBC)
9th- Unit 51 Aberdeen (support TBC)
10th- Strathpeffer Pavilion Strathpeffer (support TBC)
15th- Thekla Bristol (support Mellowmatic)
16th- The Warehouse Leeds (support The Tribe- Acoustic)
17th- Sub89 Reading (support Mellowmatic)
22nd- Underground Plymouth (support The Tribe- Acoustic)
23rd- The Cavern Exeter (support The Tribe- Acoustic)
24th- Glee Club Nottingham (support The Tribe- Acoustic)
Lead image by Dominic Lemoine