Kirsty Hawkshaw

Latest Release: Nektarios & Kirsty Hawkshaw - Dawn


 

 

 

 

Biography:

Kirsty Hawkshaw is the daughter of the British production music/film music composer and disco record producer Alan Hawkshaw. Her father and her love for dance music inspired Hawkshaw to pursue a career in music.

At a rave event in 1991 she was noticed by producers Ian Munro, Kevin Dobbs and Nigel Walton, who at the time were known as A.S.K. It was through this meeting that they would form a dance act called Opus III. Their first single, "It's a Fine Day" from their debut album Mind Fruit was an international success and Top 10 hit on UK Singles Chart, and hit #1 on Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1992. A reversed sample of Hawkshaw's singing from this track was used in the Orbital track "Halcyon," the music video for which featured Hawkshaw. Opus III also had another US #1 hit on the same chart in 1994 with "When You Made The Mountain" from their second and last album Guru Mother.

After the group broke up in 1994, Hawkshaw pursued a solo career and since then has been in demand by other acts in the Dance, House, Eurodance, Trance, and Electronica community, ranging from Tiësto to Delerium. Perhaps some of her more notable EDM contributions have been to albums such as BT's "Movement in Still Life" and Hybrid's albums "Morning Sci-Fi" and "I Choose Noise".

In addition to Dance music, Hawkshaw has also recorded an ambient, ethereal album in 1999, Enlightenment, which still remains unreleased to this day. Kirsty also has a very spiritual mind, which often shown in her lyrics and interviews during the early period of Opus III. In an interview, short time before Opus III disbanded, she explained how she learnt meditation in India, how it helped her to find balance and an alternative to extreme living.

On 10 October 2005 she released Meta-Message, a collection of older and newer songs after a growing interest in her out-of print album O.U.T.. In early 2006 she appeared on the Fragma single "Radio Waves".

The versatile Hawkshaw also contributed a track titled Telephone Song to the children's album For the Kids Too!, released in 2004.

In 2008, Hawkshaw went on tour and released 'Machinima' on the Loverush Digital label.

Kirsty runs a club in Second Life called 'Club Connected' and has built a virtual pub for her global friends to hang out in.

The record label Magnatune released an ambient album from Kirsty called The Ice Castle.

Discography (on Pure Energy):

Nektarios meets Kirsty Hawkshaw and Jan Johnston - Invisible Walls
Release: 19.05.2011 

Nektarios & Kirsty Hawkshaw - Dawn
Release: 18.05.2012

Kirsty Hawkshaw and One Vision - Nostra Terra
Release: TBA 

 

 

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