Havana's story begins in the early 80's. Growing up without a mother and father present in her life Havana often had feelings of loneliness and abandonment. At an early age she would mimic her favorite artists by tape recording herself singing their songs. Raised by her Grandmother in one of the worst gang neighborhoods in Southern California, Havana, used music to zone out the violence and corruption she faced on a daily basis. As a young teenager she began to sing at talent shows and record in local studios to expand her voice. Striving to be different and a step above the rest, Havana, became a student of classical music. She studied opera and performed in various plays before realizing her true talent; singing beautiful and melodic verses over all types of rhythmic backdrops. With musical influences ranging from Billie Holiday to Pat Benatar, Havana has embraced music as a changing force in her life. A diverse artist who refuses to be placed in a particular genre, Havana, loosely describes her soulful sound as urban alternative and is prepared to capture audiences all around the world with her refreshing sound.