Aristazabal Hawkes

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Aristazabal Hawkes
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Background information
Born Sointula, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Double bass, vocals, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, drums
Labels Fantastic Plastic, Polydor, The state51 Conspiracy
Associated acts Guillemots

Aristazabal Emi Chen Hawkes is the double bass player for the British indie band Guillemots. She was born in Sointula, on Malcolm Island in British Columbia, Canada.[1] Hawkes is of mixed Chinese and Japanese ancestry.[2] She has studied piano classically, and jazz at the New School[3] in New York.

She used to work on a cruise ship[4] where she claims she only played Frank Sinatra songs. She cites some of her influences as Ron Carter, Paul Chambers and Charles Mingus. During an interview in the summer of 2006 it was also mentioned that fellow band member Fyfe Dangerfield had bought the Van Morrison album Astral Weeks for her (Richard Davis plays the upright bass on this album). She claims that she is "the biggest sucker for hip-hop and R&B in the group".[5]

On an episode of Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Fyfe said that Aristazabal had found the perfect note to give a lady an orgasm, but she wouldn't tell the rest of the band what it was.[6] She later revealed that this was a joke[5]

She wrote and performed the song "By the Water" from Guillemots' EP Of the Night, and sings lead vocals on the track "Last Kiss" from their 2008 album, Red.


  1. ^ "Guillemots Biography: Oldies". Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  2. ^ Guillemots Biography, Retrieved 2014-09-24
  3. ^ "Heart on a Stick Blog". Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  4. ^ "Guillemots Biography: Anglo Plugging". Retrieved 2008-06-10. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b "Digital Spy Interview". Archived from the original on 24 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  6. ^ "Guillemots frontman Fyfe Dangerfield reveals how the band flocked together for their new album, Red". Retrieved 2008-06-10.