High-energy soulful blues and rock’n’roll – Kaz Hawkins plays final full band UK tour. Autumn 2017.
Expect high-energy, soulful blues and rock’n’roll from Kaz Hawkins and her band as they embark on their final UK tour as a full band – during Autumn 2017.
Kaz Hawkins is a Belfast born singer-songwriter. Her high energy, original shows, her 1950’s style swing-dress-meets-Dr Martens look and her ability to closely connect with
the audience make Kaz one of the most popular blues-related artists in the UK.
Underground for years as a secret songwriter, Kaz Hawkins is now established as one the biggest performers to come out of Northern Ireland.
Known as “a vocal force” on stage, she envelops the fighting spirit of a true powerhouse singer.
Kaz is much-loved for her deep, powerful voice, original songwriting and down to earth attitude; she brings fun to every performance and is loved not only by her fans, but anyone who meets her. She has lived and sung ‘The Blues’, yet has much more to offer across differing genres – soul, rockabilly, folk & more.
Kaz Hawkins and her band won the right to represent the UK at both the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and the European Blues Challenge in Denmark earlier this year. The band went down a storm in Memphis and returned home as proud semi-finalists. In Denmark the band WON the European title.
Kaz and her band have helped them make history in the UK blues scene with their mix of rock and roots blended with Kaz’s soulful songwriting. The band are proud that they have made so many fans happy with their performances and they hope that this final full band tour will bring fans out in force to say goodbye.
28th September Royal Philharmonic, Liverpool
29th September The Old Courts, Wigan
30th September Blues Rock Festival, Carlisle
1st October Callander Jazz & Blues Festival, Loch Lomand
25th October The Robin 2, Wolverhampton
26th October The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham
27th October The Greystones, Sheffield
28th October Farnsfield Village Hall, Nottingham
2nd November Music and Arts Centre, Barnoldswick
3rd November P&O Blues Cruise, Amsterdam
8th November Worthing Pier’s Southern Pavilion, Worthing
9th November The Stables, Milton Keynes
10th November Bridnley Theatre, Runcorn
11th November Playhouse 2, Oldham
plus more dates via the band’s site.
More on the band and their reasons to stop touring
Kaz, Nick, Peter and Jan - KHB (Kaz Hawkins Band) - as they are known in band format, have agreed that they cannot continue to tour due to both financial constraints and underlying health issues.
“We are like family and have achieved so much in such a short space of time. We are so thankful to the many who have supported us, but the band has become a financial burden and I cannot expect my band of men to sacrifice their families and work anymore.
I have also put my own health at risk by putting things off because of our touring and I now have to address those issues. I would like to spend 2018 getting myself healthy again and focus on my songwriting, perhaps some co-writing. In essence, we all just need time out”.
Kaz will continue work as a solo artist, but will not be booking tours until 2019. There may also be some one-off future shows for the full band should finances allow.
Kaz Hawkins Band would like to thank everyone who has supported them on their journey so far.