Artist info


Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock

Sounds like

John Floreani, City and Colour, Cory Wells, This Wild Life, Dashboard Confessional, SayWeCanFly, Punk Goes Acoustic, MTV Unplugged, Neil Young, Johnny Cash

band members

Hawkeye Reis


Georgia Maq, Stella Donnelly, Angie McMahon, John Floreani, Tim Fitz, Amy Shark, Stand Atlantic, City and Colour, Cory Wells, SayWeCanFly, This Wild Life, Neck Deep, The Story So Far, Dashboard Confessional, Johnny Cash, Neil Young



Hawkeye Reis is the acoustic pop-punk project of singer/songwriter Ali Reis.

Combining traditional blues one-man-one-guitar intimacy with the intensity of pop-punk lyrics, Hawkeye Reis is no stranger to the collision of two worlds. Reis’ fourth independent EP “Deep in the Heart” contains three tracks recorded in Austin, Texas while on tour in 2019. It showcases a more mature, commercial sound, combining acoustic pop-punk with a tinge of Texas, featuring emo kings Never Meant and Jordan Brown.

Reis’ music lyrically draws on the likes of modern pop-punk, taking a traditionally acoustic, stripped back route as seen in artists such as City and Colour, Dashboard Confessional, John Floreani, This Wild Life, SayWeCanFly and Front Porch Step, while rooting his chord structure and riffs in the blues, to add a sonic and emotional depth to his work. He has toured the east coast of Australia, playing shows with the likes of Capitol Affair, Oaks, Candour, Georgia Marley and Rah.

He has released three EPs: "Sorry, Charlie" in 2016, "The Following Side Effects Are Common" in 2018 and "Satisfactory" in 2019, which featured the track "Everything" , produced by Middle Kids legend Tim Fitz, which all saw local radio play time.



Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

22 Mar 2019

Triple J

Just a lovely voice and a guitar but sometimes that's all you need

Just a lovely voice and a guitar but sometimes that's all you need