Tracy Hamlin hails from Baltimore, Maryland, United States. After a successful stint as lead vocalist for Jazz fusion group Pieces of a Dream, Tracy now performs as a solo artist internationally. She released her first album, ‘’Seasons’’, in 2005 followed by 2009’s ‘’Better Days’’. The album's title track peaked at No. 1 UK Soul Charts. In 2011, Tracy released the UK dance number one, ‘’Drive Me Crazy’’ with DJ Spen. She has recently worked with Terry Hunter, Booker T and many other soulful house producers while also cutting great soul sides such as ‘’Just talk to me’’ with Boogie Back and the excellent ‘’No Limits’’. Tracy went down a storm at Summer Breeze 2019.
FT. HOWARD HEWETT | JEFFREY DANIEL | CAROLYN GRIFFEY
Shalamar appeared at Summer Breeze in 2019 as part of their Greatest Hits World Tour. They entertained us with a live with a full band and played for almost 2hrs which was 30 minutes longer than scheduled. They took the roof off!!!
As Shalamar, Howard Hewitt and Jeffrey Daniel sold over 25 million records worldwide and collected no less than 100 gold, silver and platinum awards. Their classic hits include "A Night To Remember", "I Can Make You Feel Good", "Friends", "Make That Move", "There It Is'', ''Second Time Around'', "I Owe You One" and many more. Howard and Jeffrey, together with Carolyn Griffey - the daughter of Solar Records founder Dick Griffey, bring an exciting blend of funk, disco and soul to every live show. They are considered one of the most powerful and energetic acts on the soul circuit today.
Howard Johnson hails from Miami, Florida, U.S.A. Along with Sandy Torano, Howard formed the group Niteflye in 1977 and signed to Ariola for two albums. In the early '80's Howard signed with A&M Records as a solo artist. His debut solo album, 'Keepin' Love New' (produced by Kashif, Paul Laurence Jones and Morrie Brown) was released in 1982 and featured UK hit 'So Fine' and the ever popular title track. The following year his System-produced album 'Doin' It My Way' was released, followed by the Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced 'The Vision' (1985) which featured 'Stand Up' and 'Knees'. In 1989 as one half of Johnson & Branson they released an album containing the excellent 'She Still Loves Him'. Howard continues to gig around the world to this day.
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Natasha Watts exploded on to the UK soul scene with ‘Show Me’ and featured on the Cool Million III album, which was rapidly followed up with the summer smash of 2012 ‘Back 2 U’. February 2014 saw the
release of Natasha’s first solo album. Natasha's second album ''2nd Time Around'' achieved success on the Soul charts including 3 number 1s released as singles.
The last few years have seen Natasha in demand more than ever, with releases utilising her vocal talents on labels such as Purple Music, Nervous Records and Vega Records. There have also been gigs at huge events around the world, including Suncebeat, Southport Weekender and Summer Breeze.
She has also more recently supported Candi Stanton, Lisa Stansfield and Incognito and toured with Shalamar and the Fatback Band.