Kam

Kam

 Houston, Texas, USA
BandR&BReggae

Refreshing.Addictive.Random.Soulful.

Biography

Soul? Check.Reggae?Check.Indie?Check.Kam first got her start singing in the Baptist church at age 5.As she matured she dabbled in everything from Opera to Neo-Soul to punk. She joined her first band, The Blue Lights, in 2004 opening for such famed ska/reggae acts as The Toasters, Los Skarnales, Streetlight Manifesto and MU330.She then formed her own band in 2005 called Heptic Skeptic with longtime friend Andrew Mayo. Heptic earned acclaim in the ska community in 2006 with Heptic opening the Texas tour dates of the "Ska is Dead 3" tour with The Toasters, The Planet Smashers, Los Skarnales and The Know How. They immediately followed this by opening for established ska/punk acts Big D and the Kids Table, The Stingers, Authority Zero and OPM. When Heptic Skeptic parted ways in May 2007 Kam spent no time moving to the next level. She started a weekly songwriter's workshop at Dean's Credit Clothing with fellow local musicians Wasi and Matt "Zero" Bruher which has quickly become an outlet to talented musicians who are just looking to play music for the love of it and nothing else. As the months followed she took in the music, lessons and techniques she learned from all of the artists that came through the workshop and began working on her solo EP entitled "Bamitskam", which was self released in mid January 2008. She quickly sold out 1200 units of the EP in 2 months out of the back of her trunk and at her shows. She will be re-releasing the EP and making it available for online sale in July 2008. She has been working with accredited producers and beat makers: Drewski(money mike), Ramgoat(Peekaboo Theory, Ktbp radio,Illasme Productions,formerly of Rap-a-lot),Mark Sound(Musicworld,Perseph1),Nicole Saxton(Band in a box, The Buxleys),and Osiris Jones(Nosaprise, Havikoro). Kam recently returned from the 2008 SXSW music & film festival in Austin, TX where she received rave reviews from her refreshing take on rock and soul music. She refers to her sound as "experimental soul" because she not only strives to step out of the box, but she doesn't try to limit or fit into the mold that most others define as soul. In January 2008 she became affiliated with Gritsy, a dubstep crew in Houston that throws big dubstep/drum and bass events in the Houston area and hosts Dubstep DJs from all over the world. Soon after this, Kam started being regularly invited MC Dubstep events all around the country offering her freestyles where need be. On any given day you can catch Kam free styling over an afro/dubstep-beat with country lyrics, while singing over the track with a blues/gospel twang that will have you convinced it couldn't have sounded any other way. Kam is currently working on a country EP, a Dub EP, and her solo LP all to be released within the year.

Lyrics

Surrender

Written By: Kam

I had a few things running thru my head,a few harsh things baby
that I never should have said
I only wanted to hurt you at the time but in the end baby
the only heart I hurt was mine

This is my surrender song
and baby I'm moving on
I am not the same old girl
that use to mess up your world
Said this is my surrender song
and baby I have moved on
I am not that same old girl that use to fuck up your world

I guess the first thing that I should say is that I'm sorry baby for all the lousy games I played
I should have just let you know but by holding back I,I just let it all go

This is my surrender song
and baby I'm moving on
I am not the same old girl
that use to mess up your world
Said this is my surrender song
and baby I have moved on
I am not that same old girl that use to fuck up your world

Said I am moving on...
I am moving on...
I am moving on...
move on
move on
moved on

Stay

Written By: Kam

I lied when I said that I moved on
cuz look here baby you still headline every song
I lied when I said that you weren't my first,it's just that when it came to other guys they all just seemed like the worst

please stay
a little while me
stay
a longer
stay
just be a around with me
stay
a little longer

i never meant for things to get so bad and baby i apologize if i ever made you mad i never meant for things to go astray noooo
and baby i apologize if my bullshit got in your way

please stay
a little while me
stay
a longer
stay
just be a around with me
stay
a little longer

i just need you stay
(i just need you to stay)
i just need you stay
(i just need you to stay)

Discography

Kam Demo,August 2007
Bamitskam,EP,January 2008

My single "Stay" has regular airplay on 90.1 kpft radio in Houston,TX as well as my track "Understand".

Set List

My set normally consists of 9 to 10 songs.
understand
stay
shameless
surrender
forgetful
be with you
anyone but me
let us go
get in with the new
dirty dub
mista man
my set is normally 45 min to an hour
with a 10 to 15 minute freestyle in the middle or at the end.
I rarely do covers but when asked I typcially aim towards Alicia Keys and Bob Marley songs.