Berkeley born Songstress Viveca Hawkins has been moving crowds across the country and the world for nearly 20 years. Her vocal stylings range from rock and roll to hip hop, soul, and jazz. She studied voice at Berklee College of Music. However, she credits most of her talent to the time she spent singing in church choirs. It’s her family and her community that truly nurtured her gift.
Credits include The memorials, Kev Choice Ensemble, Blackalicious, Monophonics, Casual and Dj Toure of Hieroglyphics, Zion I, The Coup, Talib Kweli, Soulive and Goapele
The talented Oakland based singer makes her Tipple’s debut as a leader with a scorching band:
Howard Wiley – saxophone
Steve Hogan – bass
Mike Blankenship – keys
Rodney Ruckus – Drums