The absolutely fabulous Kaz Hawkins from Belfast looks set to become one the biggest singers ever to come out of Northern Ireland.
Here is a lady whose star is rising and rising fast. On her recent American tour she attracted comparisons with Etta James, Mavis Staples and Janis Joplin. Fine praise indeed.
Kaz embodies all the fighting spirit of the traditional blues singer. She has lived “The Blues” and from the moment you hear her you can tell the blues are etched into her very being. Her soaring heart wrenching vocals tell tales of love and loss, of heart break and hard times as well as triumph over adversity.
With her Band in tow Kaz also injects fun into every performance winning legions of new fans at her live shows. She captivates with her extensive vocal range, baring her soul to her audience and giving her all.
Support slots with luminaries such as Van Morrison, Nanci Griffiths, and Chris Farlowe and guesting with top Irish artists such as Brian Kennedy and Pat McManus have proved Kaz Hawkins is a formidable singer songwriter in her own right.
“When she opens up her throat, you know that what is coming out has been wrenched from deep inside her, and is delivered with the commitment of a truly passionate artist” (Mark Ashby UBER ROCK)
Kaz Hawkins debut album GET READY is now available for download on itunes
Catch Kaz Hawkins at this relatively small festival while you still can.