Chesney Hawkes is known & admired internationally for his contribution to the popular music scene. Many will know Chesney from his chart-topping hit “I Am the One & Only”, released in the early 90’s, but today Chesney is still busy touring & performing in Stage shows such as Godspell & at festivals & music venues throughout the U.K. as well making T.V. appearances in shows such as “The Games” & “Comic Relief.” Chesney is not only a talented vocalist, he is an accomplished guitarist & pianist & has written & co-written many songs for himself & other recording artists.
It is with great joy & delight that the YMW team welcome Chesney as their first honorary patron. To have Chesney endorse & support the work YMW undertakes for young musicians is a mark of how far the organisation has progressed & we look forward to working alongside Chesney at every opportunity to develop the musicians of the future.
“I believe there has never been a time when young musicians have been more in need of an organisation like the Young Musicians Workshop. Opportunities for youngsters to develop their confidence & performance skills have never been more difficult than they are today. It is therefore my great privilege & pleasure to be able to contribute to the work undertaken by this organisation”