Halo Haven came together when Brett Poindexter and Erica Howton quit playing in the band, The Vaulted. Brett had just joined The Vaulted when Erica realized that she wanted to start a whole new project. So off they went, writing new tunes and searching for a new band name. Erica's first choice was Halo Haven and after months of stewing they finally settled on it. Halo Haven is a safe haven where Erica can write and express herself, free of the troubles here on earth.
Erica started singing on youth group nights at a gospel church and wound up playing in a cover band for 10 years and had the pleasure of opening for Jimmy Buffet in Las Vegas, and moved on to create a few original bands (A Black August, Wiretap, and The Vaulted) in later years. After 15 years of singing in bands, she can’t see her life without music.
Brett found his passion for guitar at 13 years old and wound up teaching guitar at merely 18. He formed a few original bands, Vile Decent, Dexx (formed with his brother and sister, stemming from their last name Poindexter), and then StillFear, followed by Halo Haven. StillFear is also accompanied by Tim Francis on bass and they've had the opportunity to play with Powerman 5000. Many would say that Brett is a truly amazing musician and songwriter.
Tim has been playing with StillFear for over 3 years and has recently joined Halo Haven. We're happy to have him and we'll have more about him here in the future.