2008 update: The new movie "MOVING McALLISTER" starring JON HEDER(Napoleon Dynamite & Blades of Glory) MILA KUNIS(that 70's Show & Family Guy) RUTGER HAUER(Batman Begins & Blade Runner) and now available in New Releases at BLOCKBUSTER features the HOMETOWN HEROES' writers Ronsen & Hawkins song "AMERICA & ME"! 2007 HOMETOWN HEROES band's STEVE RONSEN & KEVIN HAWKINS hit the ground running, signing 3 songs with VIACOM’s Extreme Music. Two of the songs are already being used in commercials and tv shows including their song “AMERICA AND ME” in a national PRILOSEC/NASCAR themed commercial featuring NASCAR driver JEFF BURTON, and their song “SAY GOODBYE; I’M GONE” in STEVEN SPIELBERG’s tv show “ON THE LOT”airing on the FOX NETWORK. Their song “HOW THE WEST WAS WON” was 12 on the “AMERICAN IDOL underground” charts for late May/early June. 2006 saw RONSEN – HAWKINS finishing 2nd out of the 12 national finalists in the “All American Superstar Competition” and the only duo ever chosen for the competition. After touring for a year and a half while based out of Nashville, Kevin Hawkins & Steve Ronsen came back to New York and formed The HOMETOWN HEROES band. They spent the past 2 summers booked solid playing up and down the outdoor bars/ restaurants of the Long Island South shore and North shore. Armed with a diverse arsenal of cover songs and playing them with masterful musicianship. Singer, guitarist Steve Ronsen and bassist, backup vocalist Kevin Hawkins have a long history prior to HH. They have been writing and playing together for many years, penning all the songs for the multi award winning band Quickdraw and a USA Networks Nashville Star finalist with whom they have also been touring. Ronsen and Hawkins also produce and engineer in their own studio. Most recently Kevin and Steve were nominated for Best Independent Song of the Year 2004 by the internet music group Just Plain Folks for their song Say Goodbye; Im Gone. After leading a pop/ rock band with Tony Award winning singer Idina Menzel (Broadway shows Wicked & Rent), the boys founded the band Quickdraw collecting numerous awards including: Winner- Music Excellence Award - Musician Exchange Magazine. Winner - Good Times Magazine Music Festival Competition Winner - Best Act-The Voice Readers Poll Winner - Denim and Diamonds Playoff Talent Showcase Winner Best Act- LI Music Awards Nominated for a PBS Award for writing and producing WLIW spot Featured on ABCs Good Morning America in a live performance Great tunes and a sack full of awards arent all these boys bring to the table they are also seasoned professionals being no strangers to big stages, they have opened for Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, Delbert McClinton, Kentucky Headhunters, Asleep at the Wheel, Chris Cagle, Gary Allen, Dierks Bentley, Kathy Mattea, Steve Wariner, Brian White, Jessica Andrews, Suzy Boggus, The Kinleys, Stephanie Bentley, Victoria Shaw to name a few, as well as performing Songwriter showcases with Beth Neilsen Chapman, Hugh Prestwood, Steve Sesskin and Richard Bach. While currently in the studio recording their new album they can be seen LIVE playing the New York/ Long Island area with their classic/ new rock cover band HOMETOWN HEROES. .
In addition to Bayville, Home Town Heroes will also travel to Locust Valley, Mill Neck, Oyster Bay, East Norwich, Glen Cove, Cold Spring Harbor, Glen Head, Sea Cliff, Greenvale, Rye, Syosset, Greenwich, Huntington, Jericho, Old Greenwich, Port Chester, Port Washington, Riverside, Roslyn, Woodbury
and many other locations in and around the Bayville area.
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