It is no wonder that some of the biggest names in music––Patti LaBelle, Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, Deborah Cox, Ray Charles and others––have called upon Sunny Hawkins for background vocal support during their careers. Sunny’s amazing talent has summoned her to stages all over America, including a year on Broadway as the lead performer in the famed musical, Rent. This singer-songwriter has even written hits for Aretha Franklin (“The Only Thing” – 2003) and Patti LaBelle (“Good Lovin” – 2004).
As a solo recording artist, Hawkins is one of the most diversely talented vocalists you will ever hear. Infusing Soul, Jazz, Rock and Pop––with lyrics so inspirational, they could command a Sunday morning choir––Hawkins brings freshness, flawless vocals and originality to every song that she records. Her voice fiercely excites the soul as quickly as it heals the heart. In one song, her vocal performance will rocket you to the stratosphere in an enormous blast of sound, then nestle you in its arms like a warm and gentle mother. Sunny does magical things that few vocalists can.
This seasoned pro started her musical journey at two years of age. An Oakland, California native, Sunny began singing as a toddler at Love Center Ministries in the Bay Area. As the goddaughter of gospel greats Walter and Tremaine Hawkins, her tiny footsteps seemed ordered. Hawkins grew up in a talent incubator that is unrivaled. Sunny married famed producer and musical director, Jamie Hawkins, Walter and Tremaine’s son, who has music credits with Jodeci, Donnell Jones, MC Hammer, Boyz II Men and Lauren Hill.
Sunny’s music is pure encouragement to those who have fallen low, those who are facing challenges or those simply in need of a lift to their day. She is a gifted woman of faith and an uncompromising evangelist for devotional love. PRESS PLAY on Sunny Hawkins