The band Hawkestrel states, «DO NOT PANIC, Hawkwind fans! This incredible project brings together a host of former members and associates of the Hawkwind family including longtime bassist Alan Davey, co-founder Nik Turner, original bassist Lemmy Kilmister, drummer Ginger Baker, violinist Simon House, original guitarist Huw Lloyd-Langton, Paul Rudolph and many more!
Hawkestrel is Alan Davey from Hawkwind project and he plays on the new album Pioneers Of Space many instrument! Bass, guitar, vocals, synthesizer, drum arrangements, oud, and piano. Alan Davey is of course best known for his work with Hawkwind. Bedouin is also his outlet for material that might be less suitable for his Hawkwind – though the similarities in the music are very strong. Davey have collected an impressing list of guest musicians that plays on Pioneers Of Space.
Ginger Baker (Hawkwind) – drums & percussion
Robert Calvert – vocals
Nik Turner (Hawkwind) – saxophone
Huw Lloyd-Langton (Hawkwind) – acoustic guitar
Simon House (Hawkwind) – violin
Michael Moorcock – vocals, harmonica
Paul Rudolph – guitar
Mick Slattery – guitar
Bridget Wishart – vocals
Todd Rundgren – vocals
Mick Taylor – lead guitar
L. Shankar – electric violin
David Cross (King Crimson) – violins
Arthur Brown – vocals
Wayne Kramer – guitar
Carmine Appice – drums
Larry Wallis – guitar
Joel Vandroogenbroeck – keyboards
Gilli Smith – vocals
Adam Hamilton – drums.
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Alan Boomer have had a long and rich and fascinating career!
Alan Davey, a.k.a. Bass Assassin #2 (nickname given to Alan by Lemmy Kilmister) is best known for being one of the keynote, and longtime members of the legendary band Hawkwind, but he began his musical career in 1979 with a band he and his cousin started from the ground up, called Gunslinger. They quickly gained a reputation for playing loud and built a solid following.
In 1984, Dave Brock of Hawkwind was impressed enough by Alan’s bass playing to not only invite him to join Hawkwind, but to take Harvey Bainbridge from bass and move him onto keyboards in order to accommodate Alan. He would remain with them until 1996, at which time, Alan decided it was time for him to move forward with his own solo music. It was a Middle-Eastern tinged, loud rock band called Bedouin.
2001 brought Alan back to Hawkwind, briefly. He helped the band release 5 albums (three live, two studio), before he left once again, in June 2007 to perform and record with the re-formed Gunslinger and Meads Of Asphodel.
March 2008 saw the release of the début album by Gunslinger entitled Earthquake in E Minor. The album featured some of the material that had been written between 1979 and 1982 during the band’s first inception. Gunslinger are currently touring on an increasingly busy schedule, through the UK and mainland Europe. The band have in particular built a following in Belgium, Holland, Germany and France.
2008 also saw the final, and last/4th volume of Alan’s Four-Track Mind series, which were several separate releases, including some early recorded/previously unreleased material of his, and Hawkwind both. All volumes sold out very quickly.
On 18 May 2009, Davey released the solo album entitled Eclectic Devils, on his own record label Earthquake Records. It featured contributions from former Hawkwind violinist/keyboardist Simon House, Josh Dreamspirit, Nigel Potter, James Hodkinson, Louis Davey and Isobel from Bruise.
In September 2011, Gunslinger embarked upon their first US tour. In March 2012, the band headlined the British Steel Festival VI at the Camden Underworld.
In January 2012, Alan released yet another solo album, Cybertoot. It is getting rave reviews. Davey uses the 4000-series Rickenbacker basses. And he has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Wyatt.