Helen Allison Hawkins
Allison Hawkins and her “LETTERS FROM ALLISON” band mates are currently booking events for multiple configurations (solo with piano, acoustic duo/trio, full band) in Ventura and LA county and the surrounding areas in Southern California. Genres are mainly pop/rock, country and blues/R&B, but we can tailor the configuration and setlist to our clients needs. What makes us unique is our strong use of harmony vocals when multiple singers are part of the chosen configuration.
Allison brings her life-long devotion and passion for music to life every time she performs. In her own words “..performing music evokes passion and emotion in me like nothing else can. I’ve always been driven to express myself musically and have suffered from frustration and a sense of incompleteness when music was not part of my life.” Her forte is layering of vocal harmonies that create intricate, beautiful arrangements, especially when reinventing a cover tune.
Allison’s past live music performance experience includes fronting several cover bands as well as all original projects in both Colorado and California. She has sharpened and expanded her vocal skills by performing in musical theatre, choirs, jazz vocal ensembles and a cappella groups.
Allison has studied music on many levels. She studied music theory, ear training, sight singing, voice and string bass, while minoring in music at California State University. Her musical education also included private voice training and vocal performance classes as well as bass, guitar and piano lessons. She blends what she feels are the best musical and performance styles of Adele, Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy, Martina McBride, Bonnie Raitt, Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Amy Winehouse and many others.
Allison knows what is required to produce quality performances. Her career background includes working for talent agencies, concert promoters, an outdoor amphitheatre and recording studios. For example, she was hired during construction and helped organize the grand opening for a large Amphitheatre in California, where she subsequently worked for several years.
Allison co-founded Tree Daddy Productions with Ted Mentry and a brand new album was released on July 16th, 2010, entitled “EP” which is available online. She now holds 1/2 of the vocal chores with BLACK MOUNTAIN THIEVES!
Check Allison out with The Intouchables! https://youtu.be/6S7RlEUQsJI
Blast from the past! Our Colorado band: https://youtu.be/lpg_cNW7s1
Here are some “unplugged” tunes featuring Allison
- Allison Demo Montage 6:42
- Someone Like You 4:54
- Somewhere Over The Rainbow 4:56
- KILLIN THE BLUES Blues Planet Project 4:22
- Airplanes And Satellites 2:03
- Hallelujah 5:07
- Wade In the Water 3:01
- Not Here Now Ted Mentry & Allison Hawkins 4:26
- I Won't Give Up.TDlogicx 4:06
- Come Away for MP3 3:46
- Say It Isn't So Ted Mentry 4:19
- Is It You Ted Mentry 5:59
- Hand My Heart Ted Mentry 4:10