Singer/Songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Vocal Powerhouse of Original Blues, Soul & Rock n Roll. Blues Shouter & Soul Survivor! Keeping the blues alive her own way!
Award winning Belfast Singer Songwriter Kaz Hawkins has been compared to Etta James & Janis Joplin to name but a few. Mixing through the genres of roots music she finally found her niche in blues but bringing a fun, inspiring & hopeful message with her new debut album due in August & UK Tour in Sept 2014.
FINALIST FUTURE OF THE BLUES UK 2015
WINNER "RISING STAR" AWARD 2014 (BLUES & SOUL MAGAZINE)
NOMINEE: European Blues Challenge, Classic Rock Blues Magazine 2014
NOMINEE: BRITISH BLUES AWARDS, BEST FEMALE VOCALIST 2014
NOMINEE: BRITISH BLUES AWARD 2013 BEST ORIGINAL SONGWRITER
WINNER: MRU Awards 2102 BEST BLUES/ROCK ACT
NOMINEE: MRU Awards 2012 BEST SINGLE
Mostly underground for years as a secret songwriter & making her name as the blues powerhouse Mama Kaz. Now established as one the biggest singers to come out of Northern Ireland & a treat for any stage.
Called "A Vocal Force" on stage, she envelops the fighting spirit of a true powerhouse singer.Kaz is loved for her down to earth attitude, shes 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 genre's in her songwriting.
DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED AUGUST 2014: DOWNLOAD ON ITUNES:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/get-ready/id910979369
ROBMONT MUSIC PROMOTIONS, LONDON
Often branded Belfast's answer to Etta James & Janis Joplin, Kaz is known for her unique vocal sound.
“Rising Star Award 2014″ Kaz Hawkins will make a welcome festival addition" (Simon Redley, Blues & Soul Magazine)
“She blew the audience away with her soulful, intense, expressive singing of repertoire almost entirely composing of original compositions” (Trevor Hodgett, Blues Matters Magazine)
“Shes my favorite Singer/Songwriter around at the minute” (Marie-Louise Muir, BBC Radio Ulster Arts Extra)
“What a wonderful attitude to life she has, a great artist” (George Jones, Downtown Radio)
“What a Voice” (Gerry Kelly, BBC Radio Ulster)
“One of our True Blues Stars” (Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster)
“Your amazing in all you do & Belfast will support you, I know you will achieve great success” (Belfast Lord Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir )
From the school of Janis Joplin, this woman has a set of pipes that would intimidate a church organ”(Paddy Whacked Radio USA)
“She makes Beth Ditto look like your shy, retiring auntie and boy can that girl sing, even at her most vulnerable during ‘Lipstick and Cocaine’, it’s still a huge vocal performance which reverberates” (Scott Edgar, Folk & Tumble Blog )
“Close your eyes, listen to Kaz and be transported back to a golden age of great female vocalists. Aretha, Dusty, Gladys, Etta – you’ll hear shades of them all.” (Mark Halsall, Musicians Together Magazine)
“She walks the jagged edge of broken and dysfunctional relationships with people and substances through her words and makes it all real with the kind of confident and worldly vocals that are decorated with nothing more than sheer authenticity. In these artificial times, there is something positively refreshing about Kaz’s down to earth approach. ” (Bluesbuddy, Bluesbunny Independant)
“Every so often, us man-children at CYOF get a firm slap across our legs, get told to shut off the punk and listen to grown up music.” (Paul Kavanagh, Chew you own Fat Blog)
Some call her Mama Kaz. Some call her Kaz Hawkins. The name doesn’t really matter when you bring this much sass and attitude to the stage. The metamorphosis to rockabilly-blues diva Kaz Hawkins is complete and today’s set is a masterclass of blues renaissance. There are moments of beautifully tender blues that Otis Redding would’ve been proud off” (Scott Edgar, Folk & Tumble Blog @ Gig in the Garden Festival)
“Kaz is more than ‘just’ a voice and she wants the world to know it. She exudes the fighting spirit of someone who has fought all their life to be accepted for what they are and what they want to be”.
(Al Gilmore, Chordblossom Reviewer)
” Kaz may be from Belfast but her soul and inspiration lies elsewhere in a soulful, less convention strangled era”
(Claire S Kane, Music Reviewer, Ireland)
How often does an artist blow you away on first listen? Kaz has a powerhouse voice on par with the late Etta James with an astonishing vocal range and passionate approach to her performance, Kaz grabs your attention and does not let go. (Review by Kevin Carney, Music Review Unsigned Magazine)
Robmont Music Promotions
Tel: +44(0) 7504016222