The Guy from Harlem. The only other movie he appeared in was the made-for-TV drama, Angel City. Loye is now the lead vocalist of the Loye Hawkins Band, an eclectic quartet who perform jazz, blues, R&B, Latin and Caribbean music. Hawkins is especially fond of the blues and pretty ballads. He cites such artists as Bill Withers, Ella Fitzgerald, Arthur Prysock, Billy Eckstein, Nina Simone, and Nancy Wilson as his early musical heroes.