The Bear’s Den Showroom in the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino is an intimate venue that lends itself well to a less formal setting.

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When multi instrumentalist and singer Sophie B. Hawkins performed on June 30, she gave a performance fitting the venue. Attired in blue jeans, a T-shirt, and flip-flops; Hawkins treated the venue…and show…as if it were a laid back gathering in her home.

The stage was set with instruments scattered about which she played during the show.

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It didn’t take long for Hawkins the make herself at home, kicking off her shoes and “letting her hair down”. She spoke of an incredible scent coming from the audience.

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After opening the show with “Mysteries We Understand”, Hawkins told stories about herself and the songs she sang.

Joined by a drummer and a guitarist/keyboard player Hawkins performed song old and new including “California”, “Before I Walk in Fire” “As I Lay” – where she enlisted the help of the audience, “Hungered of Love”, “Love Yourself”, “I Can’t Replace You”, “Better Off Without You”, “I Need Nothing Else”, “Lose Your Way”, “Consume”, “No Connection”, “Free Yourself”, “Right Because”, Balloon”, and “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover”.

Prior to launching a solo career, the New York City native began her musical career as a percussionist. She has shared the stage with Bryan Ferry, Chris Isaak, Melissa Etheridge, and Sting.

After the show she met with fans for photos and autographs.

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