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Here's the scoop...

Nov. 2013
Neil has submitted a song for the CBC Hockey Night In Canada Songquest. The song is CHILDREN OF THE ICE.

March 1, 2013
Neil's song Yo Ho Ho Calypso has been added to the business promotion of Capt'n Dan Red's website.

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
Neil has submitted a song for the CBC Hockey Night In Canada Anthem Challenge called Hockey Is Our Game
April 10, 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
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 Neil  is the winner of this year's Valentine's Day Song Contest for his song, "What The Roses Say".
Jan. 4, 2007
Neil's song YOU'RE THE BEST won  Tunesmith's December Holiday Song Contest ! Listen here
Nov. 24, 2006
Neil placed second in Holland-America cruise Singing Contest....that was fun!
Aug. 28, 2006
On  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 26.
Aug. 14, 2006
Give Half The Song To Me will be played this week on  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 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
GERIATRIC GYPSY is #1 on Buzz Radio Internet Country Chart
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  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.
January 23, 2004
GIVE HALF THE SONG TO ME is moving up the Folk/Country charts and getting great reviews at    
 At 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 18, 2003
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.


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.
Mar. 2 Hawk's Nest Trio @ Lambton House Pub Night 8-11

Mar. 3 Hawk's Nest Trio @ Georgetown Legion 2-5 pm.

Mar. 17 Hawk's Nest Duo @ Wild Wing, Georgetown S.

May 25 Hawk's Nest full band @ Ballinafad Hall HALC Dance

June 22. Hawk's Nest Trio @ Eagle Ridge Golf Club.

Sept. 15 Hawk's Nest Duo @ Wild Wing, Georgetown S. 3-7

Studio performance MP3 -click it

Hawk's Nest

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