Tim Blake -/- Hawkwind

40 Years Ago !!

Recent Press :

Most people were expecting the great classics by Hawkwind in their first appearance ever in Portugal,

but these legendary beautiful British bastards decided to give the Portuguese audience
a show to remember, something unique and different from most of their performances.

Therefore, they decided to mix it up a little by adding more recent songs to their setlist,
and let me tell you, it worked perfectly.

 They entered the stage like the gods of space/prog rock they are,
wearing such interesting things as  a roman helmet with sequins,
making everyone wonder if in their old age senility had started to creep in,
but no, it was just their way of saying “we’re here, get ready”.

 The show started with “Seasons”, the opening track from “O
more rock ‘n’ roll.

Then Hawkwind delivered “Steppenwolf” from the album
“Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music”.

After that it was a parade of lesser played tracks like “Utopia”, “Prometheus”,
 “The Iron Dream”, “Assault and Battery” and “Golden Void”.

 It was at this time that the projections on the back became
increasingly important to the experience.

“Uncle Sam’s on Mars” got the crowd riling with the theme,
the powerful psychedelic keyboards, and especially the eerie sounds
coming from Tim Blake’s theremin .

He gave one of the most chilling performances of the show,
 when he later treated the crowd to a theremin lesson in space prog.

The apocalyptical messages (that collided with the band’s looks) continued
in the furious “Sonic Attack”  that, along with stunning visuals in the backdrop,
 transported us into a dystopian reality were the audience was under attack.

“You’d Better Believe It” was instantly recognized by everyone because of its classic status,
giving way to “Orgono Acumullator”  and the unexpected, but magnificent,  closer, 
“Hassan I Sahba”, with Persian influenced sounds that managed to make the entire audience jump in delight.

 It was the best concert in all of Reverence, and the simple fact that you were in Portugal,
 in a crowd with 70 year old Dutch hippies, Finnish Crocodile Dundees  .... and a myriad of different people
all together in complete harmony made it all better. The sound was flawless and clear, the visuals stunning,
nothing more could be asked of Hawkwind.

Against Magazine

Classic Rock - 04-13

Classic Rock - April 2013 .

Review of Onwards - Classic Rock 04 / 12

Classic Rock 04/2012

Friars Website
An Interview with Tim Blake
July 2011


"Brock has assembled arguably the strongest line-up ever ....

 Tim Blake's frequent forays from behind his keyboards
. .
adds an extra dynamic to the show."

Classic Rock 'Prog'  - Feb  2011

"Of all the current members in the present day incarnation of Hawkwind,
ex-Gong member Tim Blake is impressive tonight,
occasionally taking centre stage with his keytar,
 and demonstrating masterful control over a theremin."

Mark Holmes : Metal Discovery


Keyboard Player - Dec 2010

"The good ship Hawkwind has been sailing the astral plains now for over 40yrs,
and from what I can see there’s no sign of them stopping in the near future. 

Captain of the ship, Dave Brock presently has one of the
strongest crews/line-ups this band has ever seen ...
with Richard Chadwick (drums),
Niall Hone & Mr Dibbs sharing guitar duties,
 and the exceptional Tim Blake on keyboards. "

Rob Stanley : www.midlandsrocks.co.uk


"Voir Hawkwind en concert est vraisemblablement le truc le plus rock
que puisse envisager un lecteur de R&F pour les cinquante années à venir !"

Rock & Folk (France) 0ct 2010

Japan - Euro-Rock 2010

metal hammer magazine

Metalhammer - Sept 2009

Guardian 28-08-09

 The Guardian 28-08-09



an interview with Tim Blake

Arte- Trax - 06-02-09

Tim with Turzi

TRAXX Arte French TV 06 02 09