Kirsty Hawkshaw (born 26 October 1969 in London) is a British singer and producer in the field of electronic dance music. She is best known as a singer of the group Opus III, which reported great success in the dance scene in the 1990s.
Hawkshaw was born in London, England in 1969 as the daughter of British Disco producer Alan Hawkshaw. Her father and her love of dance music inspired Hawkshaw to start a music career.
At a rave event in 1991 she was discovered by producers Ian Munro, Kevin Dobbs and Nigel Walton, who were known under the name of A. S. K.. During a meeting, the group was founded Opus III. Their first single It's A Fine Day from their debut album Mind Fruit was an international success, reaching 1992 fifth place in the UK Singles Chart and the top spot on the Billboard Hot Dance Music / Club Party charts. Other achievements include the singles I Talk to the Wind (1993 ) and When You Made the Mountain ( 1994). The latter was from the second album Guru Mother. Singing excerpts from Hawkshaws It's a Fine Day sampelten little later in the piece Orbital Halcyon, in whose music video she also starred.
After the second album, Opus III in 1994 and Hawkshaw parted started her solo career and has since been working together with dance, house and trance artists such as Tiësto, Delerium or BT. Kirsty Hawkshaw also took an ambient album with the name of Enlightenment, which was never published.
2004 the single reached Just Be ( with Tiësto ), third in the Dutch charts and # 43 on the British charts.
On October 10, 2005, she released the album Meta Message, a compilation of old and new songs.
- 2000: Kirsty Hawkshaw - O.U.T. (On Ultimate Things)
- 2005: Kirsty Hawkshaw - Meta Message
- 2008: Kirsty Hawkshaw - The Ice Castle