“Kadija Kamara has soul” CLASH
"Kadija Kamara is set for big things this year" - Indie Shuffle
“Cinematic Funky … it's hard to ignore” EARMILK
“a funkier version of St. Vincent or a younger version of Lenny Kravitz” - The Revue
“inspiring personality - matching her soulful music” - Female First
“infectious singing and harmonies” - MTV Wrap-Up
“luscious powerful vocals” - Get In Her Ears
“Smooth, sultry vocals” - Girls Underground Music
Based in London, Kadija Kamara is a singer songwriter who best describes her sound as ‘Alt Soul’. With a love of 60’s and 70’s analogue sounds, Kadija combines her affinity for retro soul music with a host of modern influences. To date, her accomplishments include winning the MTV Iggy Artist Of The Week poll, voted by readers and being awarded funding for her Artist Development Programme by PRS for Music. From collaborations with the likes of Joey Negro, Zed Bias plus many more, writing with Artists, to backing vocals for Zara McFarlane on ...Later With Jools Holland. Kadija has released records under various labels, including Z Records, Defected, and Soul Heaven among others.
Kadija recently curated a night called Lady, which showcases leading female musicians in the underground and commercial music scenes. She currently holds a residency at the popular Music venue 'The Finsbury', with label/promoters Lost In The Manor. Its huge running success led to the first Lady Festival at ‘Pop Brixton’ in October last year, marking the first Birthday of LADY & LADY Live Events.
Having had the stunning ‘Eyes On You’ selected by readers for Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net’ this 2018. Praise has followed from the likes of CLASH, Indie Shuffle, The Revue, EARMILK, Get In Her Ears and Hype Machine to name a few. Kadija released her long-awaited EP Nothing Left To Lose this 2018, with a diverse set of songs showcasing her broad, emotional range and tinderbox potential.
Extremely well received across the globe, Kadija was 1 of 7 Artists selected to plays at Tramlines TEN via the apply to play process this 2018. With a stunning performance on The Library Stage, Kadija's grabbed the attention of the BBC Introducing Sheffield team, who praised her performance on the BBC Introducing Sheffield show.
With great new music on the horizon, Kadija is ready to bring even more fire to the table in 2019.
BBC Introducing Sheffield – Tramlines TEN Performance Review – 28.07.18 A wonderful surprise review of Kadija Kamara’s performance at Tramlines TEN, by Christian Carlisle on BBC Introducing Sheffield. Kadija and band performed on the Library Stage, for Tramlines TEN (10 year anniversary) on 21.07.18. Listen to the following snippet taken from the BBC Introducing show, 28.07.18. Thank you Sheffield, it was a joy to play in your city. Kadija will be back very soon! OMG, I wanna cry!! 🙌🏾😭🙏🏾Got an email yesterday saying my music had been listened to and played on BBC Introducing Sheffield!Had a chance to listen back on the iPlayer and was close to tears. Have a listen here to see what Christian Carlisle had to say about my performance! 🙏🏾Turns out he was at Tramlines Festival this year and caught my set!!The people of Sheffield have been so good to me, thank you so much!!Right, I’m […]Read More
Tramlines TEN – Apply To Play Artists Article source: https://www.tramlines.org.uk/apply-to-play-winners-announced/ Tramlines Festival reveal the Apply to Play acts for their 10th anniversary with the best in upcoming talent and local music These bands have been hand picked from thousands of applicants by festival organisers and representatives from The Leadmill through the ‘Apply to Play’ scheme. We can exclusively reveal that Imi, Kadija Kamara, Little Grace, Polo, Saint Petersburg, The Golden Age of TV and Universal Tree are the final acts to be added to Tramlines this year. Want to find out a bit more about the acts? Of course you do… Universal Tree is a brand new band fronted by legendary Sheffield vocalist Steve Edwards. Steve achieved big hits in the dance scene with collaborations with Cassius and Axwell and was the frontman for Lords of the Flatbush, a collaboration with former Artic Monkey Andy Nicholson and Louis Carnall of Milburn. His new project draws influence from psychedelia, […]Read More
Nothing Let To Lose – EP IT’S OFFICIAL! I have a new EP OUT NOW! Ecstatic to share with you ‘Nothing Left To Lose’ (EP) Available to buy and stream via all digital stores: http://smarturl.it/NothingLeftToLoseEP I know it’s taken a long time, but I finally did it! Each song tells a different story … Each song has it’s own vibe.. I really hope you like it! I’ve worked with some of the most talented, dedicated & supportive team, who I like to call my family. Thank you to everyone involved in this project, WE DID IT!! Really hope you like it. Let me know your thoughts. KK xRead More
Joan Thiele – Polite FENDI (Sync Deal) Kadija co-wrote a song called ‘Polite’ with Artist Joan Thiele, which has been featured in the latest Fendi Valentines campaign! Video by the talented Giada Bossi. Listen to the full track here on Spotify: Watch the full FENDI ad, Joan singing and dancing in below: Fendi Loves A modern love story featuring the Fendi Montresor. Fendi celebrates Valentine's Day with an exclusive capsule collection and video featuring Joan Thiele new single 'Polite'. Posted by Fendi on Friday, 26 January 2018 Watch the full video shot in real-time here on VEVO. You can see Kadija in the video sporting a stylish purple blazer and sunglasses:Read More
FRESH ON THE NET – FRESH FAVES BATCH 268 Kadija’s track #EyesOnYou has been picked by the readers and one of this weeks Fresh Faves, for Tom Robinson Music Fresh On The Net You can read more on this review and article reviewed by Fresh On The Net’s Sharon Pearce below: http://freshonthenet.co.uk/2018/01/fa ves268/?fbclid=IwAR3CLblEXxfJJC1BPrNMtNAG1LcuYep3DxkB7tLEUENTeN1Rb1PFBp-WB9E This track has also been added to the following Fresh Faves soundcloud playlist below:Read More
SOHO RADIO – LADY LIVE EVENTS TAKEOVER 10.10.17 Stepping in for Cherri Flava, next Tues 10th Oct, Kadija will be taking over your airwaves for a special LADY Live Events show on Soho Radio Join Kadija plus 2 special guests from 10 am – Noon, spinning some tunes + a bit of Q&A with her guests. http://www.sohoradiolondon.comRead More
LADY Presents: LADY Festival @ Pop Brixton “A Festival Curated For Leading Ladies” 15.10.17 Time: 12:00pm – 23:00pm Doors: FREE ENTRY Age: All Ages LADY is approaching its 1st Birthday in Nov 2017. In celebration of it’s successful year, the Festival will include a larger line-up of new and previous performers from it’s Monthly event. Kadija Kamara / Heidi Vogel / Joan Thiele Natalie Duncan / Louise Golbey / STAC Verushka / Aadae / MwS Duo / Handson Family (DJ) Cherrie Flava (DJ) + More 10 + Leading Female bands & DJs will take over the ‘Pop Box’ at ‘Pop Brixton’ in South London. Showcasing a range of musical genres from Soul, Latin, Jazz, Rock, Pop and Electronic music. Crossing the river from it’s monthly North London home at The Finsbury, this all day event is FREE ENTRY and open to ALL AGES. Performers consist of British homegrown & International talents, known commercially and within the underground music scene. The platform aims to showcase Leading Female bands to new audiences. Together under one roof, celebrating the LADY. Click For More Event […]Read More
LADY PRESENTS: LADY vs Lost In The Manor (Residency) In Nov 2016, Kadija curated a night called LADY, which showcases leading Female musicians in the underground and commercial music scenes. She currently holds a residency at the popular Music venue ‘The Finsbury’, with Label/promoters ‘Lost In The Manor’. It’s huge running success led to the first LADY Festival at ‘Pop Brixton’ in October 2017, marking the first Birthday of LADY & LADY Live Events. LADY continues to run at ‘The Finsbury’ every other month and will be returning with more Artist in 2019! Past Event: LADY vs Lost In The Manor – (1st Edition) KADIJA KAMARA + THANDII + DJS LADY vs Lost In The Manor – (2nd Edition) 31.01.17 KADIJA KAMARA + JOAN THIELE + HANDSON FAMILY LADY vs Lost In The Manor – (3rd Edition) 28.03.17 KADIJA KAMARA + RUTH ROYALL + HANDSON FAMILY LADY vs Lost In […]Read More
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