ORIGINAL BLUES, SOUL & ROCK’N’ROLL
WINNER BLUES & SOUL MAGAZINE “RISING STAR AWARD 2014
NOMINEE: BRITISH BLUES AWARD 2013 BEST ORIGINAL SONGWRITER
NOMINEE: MRU Awards 2012 BEST SINGLE (Lipstick & Cocaine)
WINNER: MRU Awards 2102 BEST BLUES/ROCK ACT
Mostly underground for years as a secret songwriter. Kaz Hawkins from East Belfast is now established as one the biggest singers to come out of Northern Ireland, called “A Vocal Force” on stage, she envelops the fighting spirit of a true powerhouse singer in Blues/Soul & Rock n Roll. With comparisons to her idol Etta James, Mavis Staples, Janis Joplin, Kaz is loved for her down to earth attitude; she brings fun to every performance & is loved not only by her fans but anyone who meets her. She has lived and sang “The Blues” but has much more to offer across different genres in her song writing so is now embarking on an exciting mix of genres she has written for her debut album. With her album release in August 2014 & a UK Tour September 2014 this formidable lady is a singer songwriter with a difference, she captivates an audition with her vocal range & emotional portrayal of her life.
With support gigs under belt such as Van Morrison, Nanci Griffiths, Chris Farlowe, Matt Andersen, Kaz has also guested with top Irish artists such as Brian Kennedy, Pat McManus, Eric Bell. Kaz has the backing of many influential representatives in Belfast with a presentation from The 2013 Lord Mayor of Belfast Máirtin Ó Muilleoir quoted saying “Belfast is proud of your talent & we know you will go on to great things & support you in all you do”.
Awarded joint “Rising Star ” of 2014 by the world famous Blues & Soul Magazine, Kaz will be heading off on her first UK Tour in September to promote her album Get Ready. She brings fun to every performance and captivates an audience with her vocal range and emotional portrayal of her life. An evening not to be missed”.
OFFICIAL DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE: 27th August—————–Get Ready UK TOUR: 12th -29th September