H'Atina

H'Atina

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandR&BJazz

An R&B/Soul/Jazz taste filled with love, power, confidence, and a sense of purpose. It's poetry and passion meets smooth, sultry sounds.

Biography

H’Atina, the “H” is silent. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she is no foreigner to entertainment. H’Atina has been dancing, singing and performing since her tyke years. She began dancing and decided to take up singing, as she has always loved to sing and perform on stage. Being a great writer, she writes songs and poetry as well. H’Atina attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where she studied music and received training in the areas of music theory, performance, chorus, ear training, musical theatre, songwriting and vocal jazz. Her vocal background and abilities include rhythm & blues, pop, funk, neo-soul, jazz, adult contemporary and musical theatre. Her influences include Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Teena Marie, Anita Baker, Stephanie Mills, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, Kelly Price, and Janet Jackson, to name a few. Performance-wise she has worked with the late Ron Townsen (of the 5th Dimensions), jazz group: Art O’ Sax, and performed on BET Live! with IMX (formerly known as ‘Immature’). Her sultry voice and tight 5-piece band, Black Water, have graced the stages of hot spots throughout Southern California and Arizona, like The Gig, The Mint, The Cinegrill, Dragonfly, Fais Do Do, The Atlas Supper Club, The Martini Lounge, The Voodoo Lounge, Giancarlo (formerly Farfalla), Diego’s, Bluewater Casino, and Dante’s Den at the Sixty-Six Club., drawing anywhere from 50 to 200 guests or more depending on the venue size. She has also performed at festivals like the Malcolm X Festival in Leimert Park, and in Smokey Joe's Cafe the musical at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. H’Atina has also recorded with great musicians like Wilton Felder of the Jazz Crusaders and Gerald Albright, as well as worked with hot producers like Jeremy and Sweet of Sway’d Cap Productions (producers & writers of Jennifer Lopez’ “Love don’t cost a thing”) and Andre Cymone, as well as upcoming producers like Ron Steven “Brainstorm” Baker and Rick “Redd” Alder. Additionally, H’Atina received a live radio interview on 102.3 KJLH with Cliff & Janine…The Home Team, and a television interview on Tha Zone TV. She released her first CD in 2002, has been promoting and selling her self-titled CD, and is now working on a new CD project. She is also a 2006 Southern California Music Awards Nominee for Best R&B and was voted MVP for her key role in the musical, Smokey Joe's Cafe in 2008. H’Atina’s music defines her and energizes her to give her audience the best of H’Atina. She captivates her audience through her unique and sultry voice and her passionate performance. Yes, H’Atina is an independently unique artist who will be around providing great music to fans for years to come.

Lyrics

The Rain

Written By: H'Atina, Richard Alder

VERSE:
I reach for you
but you're not there
don't know, but I think I 'm going crazy
think I'm 'bout to lose my mind
Can't stop cryin'
said I'm cryin' over you
let's try again
baby what've we got to lose

CHORUS:
I feel the rain coming down
I feel the pain in my heart
I feel the rain coming down
I feel the pain in my mind

VERSE:
The night you left
You didn't look back
anger rising
we both were upset
said things we didn't mean to say
how could you
walk out on me
this is insane
baby please come back to me

CHORUS:
I feel the rain coming down
I feel the pain in my heart
I feel the rain coming down
I feel the pain in my mind
(repeat)

VAMP:
Why'd you have to leave me here
come and help my dry my tears
boy you took my love away
I'm beggin' please, won't you stay
Never should've fell apart
babe you left and broke my heart
I'm tryin' to keep my sanity
won't you please come back to me

Discography

Won MVP award for her role in the musical Smokey Joe's Cafe at the Lewis Family Playhouse in 2008.

H'Atina's music featured on online radio stations like Indie 104 (iradiola.com).

Appears on independent artist websites like CDbaby.com, Sonicbids.com, NotRated.com and Soul Clinic (soul-treasures.com).

2006 Southern California Music Awards Nominee for Best R&B.

CD: H'Atina (self-titled), featuring "Fever" and "Change" - Buy your copy today at www.cdbaby.com/hatina.

Television appearance on 'Tha Zone TV', Channel 56.

Radio Interview with Cliff and Janine (The HomeTeam) on 102.3 KJLH.

Television appearance on BET Live! with IMX (formerly known as 'Immature').

Set List

Typical repertoire includes orginals as well as covers such as originals.

ORIGINALS
Fever
Change
The Rain
Sound of Love
Hide N' Seek
Do This Tonite
I'm In Love With You
Vibe
Compare
Don't Love You

COVERS
At Last (Etta James)
This Masquerade (George Benson)
Good Morning Heartache (Billie Holiday)
Imagination (Dean Martin)
Summertime (Etta James)
Been So Long (Anita Baker)
Ain't Nobody (Chaka Kahn)
All I do (Kirk Whalum/Stevie Wonder)
What You Won't Do, Do for Love (Bobby Caldwell)
Love No Limit (Mary J Blige)
Free (Denise Williams)
Ready for Love (India Arie)
Diary (Alicia Keys)
The Way (Jill Scott)
Sweet Love (Anita Baker)
Brown Skin (India Arie)
Butterflyz (Alicia Keys)
It's Love (Jill Scott)
September (Deborah Cox)
Never (Keisha Cole)
Gimmie One Reason (Tracy Chapman)
We Could Be (Keisha Cole)
Loving Me 4 Me (Christina Aguilera)
Love, Thought You Had My Back (Keisha Cole)
Nothing can come between us (Sade)
You Remind Me (Patrice Rushen), and