Justin David Hawkins (born 17 March 1975)
is an English musician and singer-songwriter, best known for being the lead singer and lead guitarist of The Darkness, alongside his brother, guitarist Dan Hawkins. Heavily influenced by classic hard rock and glam metal bands of the 1970s and 1980s (particularly Queen and AC/DC), Hawkins is noted for his soaring falsetto and his charismatic persona, often displaying an exaggerated degree of flamboyance and camp humour on stage. He was also the lead singer and guitarist for the band Hot Leg, formed in 2008, and now on hiatus. Since 2005 he is also active in his synthpop alter ego British Whale.