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Beginning a music career playing in rock and country bands at the age of fifteen, Len Hawco’s original band was being played on the local radio station CIGO in Nova Scotia (Canada) by the time he reached the age of sixteen. Later attending Saint Francis Xavier University and majoring in a Jazz Diploma with a Master in Guitar in 1988, Len began in the technical side of events in 1991.


He was Technical Director responsible for working with artists and celebrities such as Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Sheila E. Elizabeth Taylor, Robben Ford, Paul Young, Alanis Morissette and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name a few. He also managed the Audio, Lighting and Vision systems with teams from various companies.

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Len Hawco


In 1995 he moved to Australia and joined a corporate communications company called Wavelength Communications as Technical Director and toured Australia and New Zealand managing corporate events. Some of the events involved artists such as James Morrison, Tommy Emmanuel, Taxi Ride, Oprah, Eskimo Joe, and Lady Gaga.


A move in 1998 to New Zealand enabled him to help build an event production office called Caribiner Communications and acted as Senior Technical Director as well as Head of IT. Two years later he was back in Melbourne working for Jack Morton Worldwide as a Technical Events Director.


In January 2020, he became a qualified Graphic Designer and has illustrated three books on Amazon and is currently working on four other projects. He has created the brand, Melbourne Artists Underground, which works in partnership with Pop Preservation Society, providing creative, visual and audio services.

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