In our new competition...

At heart, Richard Hawley remains a guitar player.

Sure, the Sheffield songwriter may have made his name with a suite of richly orchestrated work, but Richard Hawley retains a deep love of the instrument. Deciding to strip things back, recent album 'Standing At The Sky's Edge' found the songwriter using the bare minimum of equipment.

“I wanted to get away from the orchestration of my previous records" he reflected recently, "and make a live album with two guitars, bass, drums and rocket noises!"

The guitar in question? A trusty Gretsch favoured by Richard Hawley. Now the musician has teamed up with Talenthouse and Clash Magazine to let fans come up with a brand new design for his trademark instrument.

Focussing on the guitar skin, fans are asked to let Richard Hawley's music inspire them. There's a lot at stake, with both Richard Hawley and the fans themselves picking their favourite.

Richard Hawley's Choice:-

The winning design will be turned into a skin for Richard's Gretsch Guitar and presented to him. In addition, the winner will receive:

A Gretsch Guitar valued at $1,200
A feature in Clash Magazine
A pair of VIP tickets to a Richard Hawley gig*
Exposure on Richard Hawley's Facebook page with their design featured as his timeline image
Exclusive signed merchandise

*Travel and accommodation not included

The People's Choice:-

One highest voted artist will receive:
Exclusive signed merchandise
Exposure on Richard Hawley's social media channels

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