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PLAYED ON: Friday 1 March 2019

TAMIA (EARLY SHOW)

NATASHA WATTS
RONNIE HEREL
DJ ACE

Gig info

STAGE TIMES: 

DJ ACE + RONNIE HEREL - 6.45PM  

NATASHA WATTS - 7.15PM

TAMIA - 8.15PM

CURFEW - 9.45PM

These times are just for guidance and are subject to change. KOKO cannot be held responsible for changes to these showtimes so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Please note, this event is 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an 18+ adult)

Robomagic Presents

TAMIA

Plus special guest NATASHA WATTS

Hosted by RONNIE HEREL & DJ ACE

For six-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Tamia, “Music is just a part of me and everything I do, every step that I take.” The Canadian-born vocal powerhouse has lived by that mantra for a career spanning over two decades and solidifying her as one of the most recognizable voices in R&B music and today she announces a headline show at London’s prestigious KOKO on 1st March. To add U.K. soul singer Natasha Watts will be the special guest, while Mi Soul Radio’s Ronnie Herel and BBC 1Xtra’s R&B maven DJ Ace will also host the show.

Tamia’s voice has become synonymous with the new definition of soul and spawned hits like ‘You Put A Move On My Heart’, ‘Stranger in My House’, Officially Missing You, ‘So Into You’ (later re-recorded with Fabolous in 2003), and the 2012 hit single ‘Beautiful Surprise’. Her beautifully crafted sound is a reflection of her many inspirations and her innate ability to master genres from R&B and neo soul, to gospel, jazz and hip hop soul. “After 20 years I continue to be inspired by the places I visit and the people I meet, which allows me to include a piece of my experiences in the art I create.”

Tamia’s first big break came when she collaborated with celebrated music producer Quincy Jones on the classic album Q’s Jook Joint in 1998, followed by the release of her self-titled debut. Her debut album earned her two Grammy nominations; Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for ‘You've Put A Move On My Heart;’ Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group with Vocal for "Slow Jams" featuring Babyface, and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for her work with Brandy, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan on the single ‘Missing You’. Tamia’s star continued to rise in early 2000 after winning an NAACP Image Award for her chart-topping collaboration with fellow R&B singer Eric Benet, Spend My Life With You, which was also nominated for a Grammy award that year. As anticipated, Tamia’s next few albums would be brimming with timeless music that perfectly encapsulated her unforgettable vocal abilities.

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Live photos by Rob Stainforth.

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