The Maria Hawkins Band are seasoned players who enjoy creating a unique musical experience combining Roots, Blues, R&B and Funk. Maria is a great performer...radiating energy and confidence with songs that are sometimes funny and always heartfelt. The band offer up great melody lines, cool guitar licks on top of a masterful rhythm section and Maria's golden vocals deliver the songs with an energy that resonates with all ages.
You don't just hear Maria Hawkins, you experience Maria Hawkins. Her background from early Royal Conservatory training, to now, is a hard fought and life long dream. Highlights of her 30 year professional career include: opening for Colin James and performing with Amanda Marshall and co-creating Blues in the Schools (2002 Keeping the Blues Alive Award).
She's a gem with a dream to pull together all of her song co-writes with others into one album of original material. This album is long-overdue.
and includes audience favourites like the… moving and groovin' songs "Dance" and "Sexy Thang", as well as the heartfelt "Don't Say it's Over" co-writen with Greg. "The Garden Still Grow" along with her funny and sassy other favourite co-write with Michael Thibeault, "Bike Between my Knees". Co-writes with Bob Corson the every sexy "Dance", Gospel powerhouse "I Believe in You" and the swinging' "Gypsy Jazz". Maria and her co-writers offer a plethora of new song choices to check out.