Mac & Hawes

Authentic East-Coast Band
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Mac & Hawes

The Mac & Hawes Trio are a Halifax, N.S. group that specialize in live entertainment for corporate functions and community events across Canada.  As one of Eastern Canada’s top bands for hire, Mac & Hawes have gained a reputation as a ‘go-to’ act for their ability to engage crowds with their authentic East Coast brand of entertainment.

They provide an experience that is much bigger than one might expect from a small group. Versatile voices, percussive guitar skills, and an extensive performance background give them the perfect tools to deliver a show that packs in as much entertainment value as a 5-6piece band. Their comfortable and humorous onstage presence will put any crowd at ease, and their large and diverse song list is sure to please. On-the-spot requests are always encouraged!

Mac & Hawes Quick Facts

  • High quality, authentic East-Coast band. Professional. Classy. Respectful.
  • Great music and energetic stage presence to get your guests up and dancing
  • Can provide up to four hours of performing including many East Coast songs, a wide variety of Canadian content, plus some classic rock, country, and oldies to round out the show.
  • Their fee includes their flights from Nova Scotia. Sound system can be provided for an additional fee.
  • If budget is an issue, they can perform as a duo at a lower price point.

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Corporate Events — staff parties, conferences, client appreciations

Community Events ­— public events, fundraisers, ladies nights, family events

Summer Events — fairs, festivals, outdoor events

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Make your event memorable by letting Mac & Hawes bring the Maritime spirit to your guests! Their talent and personalities are guaranteed to engage the audience and make the night a fun & interactive experience for everyone.

More About Mac & Hawes

Mac & Hawes are musicians with hundreds of shows under their belts. Performing within the Halifax music scene and across the country over the past 15yrs, their impressive resume reveals a staggering variety of special events, corporate engagements, festivals, fundraisers, weddings, and private parties.

Mac & Hawes bring a high level of experience to the table when it comes to corporate functions. They have played many corporate events of every type and size, and have the knowledge and musical repertoire to provide customized entertainment that is just right for your event. Whether it be background music for a dinner, or a high energy performance to get people on their feet, Mac & Hawes know how to make your event enjoyable and memorable.

Mac and Hawes’ song list is made up of a wide variety of maritime, pop, rock, oldies, and country music. Over the course of hundreds of shows they have tailored their song list to work great for crowds both young and old. Mac & Hawes take pride in involving the crowd, getting the party going, and keeping people engaged. It’s all part of the east coast spirit!

Sample Songlist

East Coast – including traditional songs plus hits from acts like Great Big Sea, The Rankin Family, Stan Rogers, etc • Farewell to Nova Scotia • Barrett’s Privateers • When I’m Up • Heave Away • Lukey’s Boat • Feel the Same Way Too • 45 Years • The Night that Paddy Murphy Died • and many more!

Canadian Content – including acts like Tragically Hip, Neil Young, Trooper, Bryan Adams, Blue Rodeo, Spirit of the West, Gordon Lightfoot, etc • Ahead by a Century • Heart of Gold • Here for a Good Time • Summer of ’69 • Hasn’t Hit Me Yet • Home For a Rest • and many more!

Oldies – Twist and Shout • Proud Mary • Brown Eyed Girl • Me & Julio Down by the School Yard • Lookin’ Out My Back Door • Last Kiss • Sweet Caroline • and more!

Country – Fishin’ in the Dark • Ring of Fire • Friends in Low Places • Somebody Like You • Copperhead Road • Dust on the Bottle • and more!

70’s & 80’s – Hotel California • Free Fallin’ • Sweet Home Alabama • The Joker • Stuck in the Middle • Sweet Child o’ Mine • Wild World • Drift Away • and more!


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  • Mac & Hawes’ standard fee range is $4000 - $5500 + GST which includes flights from Nova Scotia to the major city nearest you.
  • If your event takes place outside a major city, additional travel may be applicable, contact us for details.
  • Accomodations extra.
  • If the fee falls outside your budget, please call us to discuss this. Depending on a few factors (including the day of the week, the nature of your event, and how it fits with the artist’s touring schedule) we can occasionally negotiate a reduced fee.
  • We also offer a variety of other artists whose entertainment styles and fees may be a better fit for your event. We invite you to call us to discuss your event so that we can help you provide an unforgettable experience for your guests.

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"We’ve been thrilled to engage Mac & Hawes for a number of corporate events. Their talent, range of music and versatility appeals to a broad spectrum of audiences, making them the perfect musical accompaniment for a variety of functions. When Mac & Hawes play, they truly engage and entertain – they add energy and atmosphere to any event. We know we can count on Mac & Hawes to provide brilliant service, excellence, professionalism, and reliability.”

Ruth Draper - RSA Insurance


“We hosted our recent national conference in Halifax and had the pleasure of having Mac & Hawes as our entertainment for the evening. They played a wide variety of music that ensured everyone had the opportunity to enjoy some time on the dance floor. They took requests and made it very interactive and enjoyable. We have not seen such participation from our delegates at past conferences. If you are looking for professional musicians who are passionate, talented and most entertaining then choose Mac & Hawes for your next corporate event.”

Mary Bozoian - President, Cdn Association of Pharmacy Technicians


“You absolutely MADE the party! Your choice of music was amazing, your volume was perfect, and your willingness to accommodate requests was superb. I have had so much positive feedback that I would like to book you now for next year. I am happy to recommend you and will welcome you back any time.”

Kimberley Mason - Regional President, RBC Atlantic


“Everyone is still talking about you and how amazing you were. You had so many people on the dance floor and really helped bring our celebration to the next level. We had a lot of people from Ontario at our event, and their feedback about your East Coast music was amazing – they are now hooked! We had so much fun, it was perfect!”

Erin Coates - private event, Halifax, NS


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