Ron Hawkins is really a Toronto musician who gained renown because the frontman for Lowest of the reduced, who sold more than 100,000 copies of the two produces Shakespeare My Butt, and Hallucigenia. Hawkins is regarded as one of the better songwriters that Canada provides; enthusiasts and fellow music artists as well maintain a respect for him that edges on reverence. He’s not really Rompin’ Ronnie Hawkins, an regrettable mix-up that occurs frequently. Following the Lowest of the reduced split up, he continuing to generate music along with his recently formed clothing, the Amusement Demons. The Amusement Demons documented a four-song demonstration containing tunes that would later on be documented from the Rusty Fingernails. In 1995, Hawkins released his 1st solo work entitled THE TRICK of My Extra. This recording designated the very first time that Lawrence Nichols (vocals), Christopher Plock (saxophones), and Michael Kaler (aka Blitz) (bass) documented as a device. Quickly, this motley team was dubbed the Rusty Fingernails alongside Rob Fenton (saxophone, violin), and Tag Hansen (drums). Hansen was an associate from the Toronto music group Dig Circus, that was mentioned within a Lowest of the reduced tune. The Rusty Fingernails spent the greater section of 1996 and 1997 touring to get THE TRICK of my Surplus. In Sept of 1998, their initial record, Greasing the Superstar Machine, premiered separately. Greasing the Superstar Machine is really a collection of tracks that features the continuing development of Ron Hawkins being a songwriter and musician, and features the abilities from the formidable Rusty Fingernails. Their sound reaches times subtle, additional times powerful and intense, emphasized from the effective pressure of two baritone saxophones. In 1999, Fenton remaining the group to pursue bartending full-time, and Jason Walters stepped directly into play the baritone sax. Julie Penner frequently plays using the music group, adding violin to the blend. The music group has backed Billy Bragg, the Violent Femmes, Cracker, and Big Sugars. In 1999, there is an abundance of new materials that the music group was playing live. They went into the studio room with Ian Blurton, of Switch of Heart and Blurtonia popularity, within the producer’s seat. A new record was planned for discharge in 2000. Ron Hawkins and Tag Hansen are both people of the side project known as Hummer, which released Electrically Operated Item in 1997.