Chesney shot to fame in 1991 when, aged 19, he played the lead in the film Buddy’s Song, a popular coming of age tale in which he starred alongside Roger Daltry. He has since enjoyed continuing success with multiple appearances on tv, film and theatre in the UK and the US where he now lives.
Following the film, “The One and Only” was the first single from the soundtrack and became an instant hit at home and abroad, shooting to the top of the charts in the UK and making the top ten stateside. Since then many albums have followed as well as tv, film and theatre appearances. He currently resides in LA with his family and continues to write, produce and perform.
Chesney’s passion continues to be music and always will be. He is delighted that his three children have all taken up the mantle of acting and singing into their lives. He shares a unique connection with each of them through their musical talents just as he did with his father, Chip Hawkes, a founder member of the iconic sixties band The Tremeloes.