March 1, 2013
Nov. 15, 2009
Neil and David Hubert have cowritten a song, Highway of Heroes, that will appear
on The Royal Canadian Legion website.
March 5, 2009
Neil Cotton, Eddie Heinzelman and Cheryl Moon won the Tunesmith 2009 songwriting
contest in Nashville with a song called SAY WHEN.
Nov. 30, 2008
Because He Can, Smilin' Island Beach and Murder At The Pumps have been played on
TSP Internet Radio this past month.
Oct. 1, 2008
New Material 2008...with some cowrites
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August 20, 2008
David Hubert (guitar and vocals)has joined the band to make Hawk's Nest a 5 man,
country rock band.
Mar. 1, 2008
Neil Cotton & Hawk's Nest was voted, for the second year in a row,
The Independent Reader's Choice for Georgetown's Favourite Local Band
Oct. 10, 2007
Mayor of Old Yonge Street was heard on the Irish airwaves on the KICKASS
Country Show at
June 2, 2007
The Georgetown Homecoming 2007 song, Georgetown Will Always Be Home, written by Neil, was recorded
at Escarpment Sound www.escarpmentsound.com
Mar. 1, 2007
Neil Cotton & Hawk's Nest was voted The Independent Reader's Choice for Georgetown's
Favourite Local Band
Feb. 14, 2007
At www.songwriterpro.com Neil is the winner of this year's Valentine's Day Song Contest for his song, "What The Roses
Jan. 4, 2007
Nov. 24, 2006
Neil placed second in Holland-America cruise Singing Contest....that was fun!
Aug. 28, 2006
on the mid-day radio show of Mercedes Montgomery, Neil was voted to be #3 in the Top 20 Indie Artists for week ending
Aug. 14, 2006
Give Half The Song To Me
will be played this week on www.acrn.fm
on the mid-day radio show of Mercedes Montgomery.
Feb. 3, 2006
Neil has been selected as one of 15 songwriters to compete in TUNESMITH SURVIVOR SONGWRITERS CONTEST in Nashville on
Feb 24 th
Nov. 26, 2005
Give Half The Song To Me has been played this week by 2 radio stations in New Zealand.
Nov. 18, 2005
Neil's song GIVE HALF THE SONG TO ME is also being played on radio in Netherlands, Australia (2) and Sweden.
Oct. 17, 2005
Neil's song GIVE HALF THE SONG TO ME is being played on THAT'S COUNTRY LIVE Radio http://www.cancountry.com/playing.php
. You request it while listening to the best in Country music. Big names on the list.
June 4 , 2005
Neil played in the 6th annual Tin Pan North for songwriters at Hugh's Room in Toronto
Nov. 20, 2004
August 18, 2004
Neil was invited to a private party at The Cadillac Lounge for the premier of Ronnie Hawkins new life documentary ALIVE
& KICKING. It will be aired Aug. 20 on CTV at 9:30pm EDT
July 4, 2004
Neil entered a lyric competition at www.Tunesmith.net
and won with a lyric based on one of AESOP'S FABLES. It's called...
The Ballad Of Chubby And Bones.
(Neil Cotton May 2004)
January 30, 2004
On Feb. 6th, because of strong reviewer support, Neil's original song GERIATRIC GYPSY will be
featured as track of the day on Garage Bands Folk/Country page. www.garageband.com
January 23, 2004
GIVE HALF THE SONG TO ME is moving up the Folk/Country charts and getting great reviews at www.garageband.com
it is still in the top 20 of Country-western after 4 months. It peaked at # 3. It has been played 267 times since Sept
September 21, 2003
The CD is here.
Neil's new CD is finished and available ( see GIGS and SHOP FOR TUNES on MENU)
Jan. 24/03...The Mayor of Old Yonge Street earned a tie for first place
and 4 hours of free studio time in a contest on CFRB 1010 Radio in Toronto. It was on the John Oakley Show. Voting was done by phone.
Dec. 5/02...Neil performed Mayor of Old Yonge Street on Dec. 5, 2002 at
Hamilton Convention Centre backed by the Hawks at Ronnie Hawkins CD release party.
Hear the MAYOR of OLD YONGE STREET
|Neil & The Hawk Aug 2004 at the Cadillac Lounge
The MAYOR was given radio play on "EZRock 97.3 FM" Toronto and "Oldies 1150" in Hamilton.