Greg Hawkes


Attended Boston’s Berklee College of Music for 2 years majoring in composition and flute

Played in a local Boston band called “Richard and the Rabbits” which included future CARS band mates, Ric Ocasek and Benjamin Orr

Greg was very involved with sequencing, synthesizers, and technology, and was largely responsible for the synthpop and new wave sound of THE CARS

In recent years, he has focused a lot of his time on the Ukelele

Currently lives in Lincoln, MA, where he works as a session musician




Greg plays the iconic synth solo at :45 and 2:12