Kamla

Kamla

 Guildford, England, GBR
BandPopJazz

Acoustic emotions. Simple but catchy Contemporary Jazz / Blues music with beautiful vocals, funky backing and honest lyrics.

Biography

Just in time there bursts on the music scene a perfect mix of tender, raunchy and upbeat songs for the chilly, short days and cozy long nights of winter.

From Kamla, an exquisite jazz-blues singer and gifted contemporary song-writer comes her debut album ‘No Pretence’. It has some of the most beautiful songs you’ll hear this year with a voice that curls deliciously around the lyrics and a beat that dives straight under your skin.

Running through them all is her message ‘No Pretence’, born of the joy that only comes with love and the strength that only comes with suffering. As she says ‘my songs exist because I’ve been so happy I could laugh forever; because I’ve been so sad I feel I can’t possibly make it through the day and almost every moment sees a fresh tear rolling down my cheek; because I’ve been so furious I’ve scared myself and almost every feeling in between’.

Here is one brand-new performer with a penchant for doing things a little differently. Fiercely individual and enormously talented, her unique voice was picked up from her earliest schooldays, eventually earning her a place onstage at the London Palladium at the innocent age of 10. It took another few years before she (as a Gemini she was born to reflect the life she sees around her and communicate it to others) found the thrill of doing this with her own music but once she did, the die was cast.

This fantastic first album has been forged from an iron will; she has not only written and performed all the songs herself but formed and coached her own backing group, is her own agent and manager and has even created her own record label ‘Drifting Records Ltd’ ……… all this while holding down a very successful corporate career.

It was worth it, here are songs to hold your hand wherever you go and a message to keep you going the right way; we have been waiting for you, Kamla.
For some free downloads visit www.reverbnation.com/kamla and check out www.kamla.org.uk for future gigs, albums and other info. Most of all, enjoy!

Lyrics

Here & Now

Written By: Kamla

I’ve never had anyone try to touch me that way.
I’ve never had anyone look at me and say;
“Would you hold me for a moment? Would you look into my eyes?
Would you feel my heart beating as I lie by your side?”

And as you say this to me I feel:

If I could freeze a moment, it would be here in your arms.
If I could freeze a feeling, it would be the way I feel when you kiss me.
If I could live a part of my life for eternity, it would be Here & Now with you.

I’ve never told anyone the secrets deep in my heart.
I’ve never known such a love be so strong from the start.
Would you hold me for a moment? Would you look into my eyes?
Would you feel my heart beating as I lie by your side?

And as I say this to you I feel:

If I could freeze a moment, it would be here in your arms.
If I could freeze a feeling, it would be the way I feel when you kiss me.
If I could live a part of my life for eternity, it would be Here & Now with you.

Oh it would be Here & Now with the stars in the sky.
Oh I would stop the world right now before the moment passes by.
Yes it would be here in your arms. I’ve never felt so deeply alive.
And as we learn each others hearts I feel a universe inside.

If I could freeze a moment, it would be here in your arms.
If I could freeze a feeling, it would be the way I feel when you kiss me.
If I could live a part of my life for eternity, it would be Here & Now with you.

Lifeline

Written By: Kamla

Without you I float above the world and everything passes me by.
Without you I seem so very small and everyone walks on by.
Without you there’s no point in it all and I don’t want to carry on.
‘Cos the world seems so dark now that you are not around
And it’s so hard to keep on smiling.

You were my Lifeline now I’m alone again.
You were the sunshine but now I’m back in the rain.
Without my Lifeline, there will be nobody there when I fall. Oh when I fall.

Without you I feel so alone and I can’t get my head to stay still.
Without you my thoughts aren’t my own. They are filled with regret and my fears.
Without you my heart doesn’t beat and I don’t want to carry on.
‘Cos the world seems so dark now that you are not around
And it’s so hard to keep on smiling.

You were my Lifeline now I’m alone again.
You were the sunshine but now I’m back in the rain.
Without my Lifeline, there will be nobody there when I fall.

‘Cos without you my world is so dead.
And without you there’s only cold in my bed.
And without you my eyes are so red;
From tears that just won’t stop fallin’

You were my Lifeline now I’m alone again.
You were the sunshine but now I’m back in the rain.
Without my Lifeline, there will be nobody there when I fall.
You were my Lifeline now I’m alone again.
You were the sunshine but now I’m back in the rain.
Without my Lifeline, there will be nobody there when I fall. Oh when I fall.

No Pretence

Written By: Kamla

I may not wear make-up or have the perfect smile.
I may not have the coolest friends but all mine are worthwhile.
I may not wear the finest clothes or always look so neat.
But at least I’m being true to me.

I may be somewhat strange and I have my little quirks.
I may not have what people say is a character that works.
I may not be so likeable to everyone I meet.
But I know I’m being true to me.

Because there’s
No Pretence here and I just gotta make it clear.
Oh ‘cos what you see is what you get. There’s nothing more to say.
Oooh I will be myself anyway.

I may not always make sense and I sometimes fluff my words.
But I always say just what I mean however much it hurts.
And I mean everything I say every single time.
You see I’m being true to me.

Because there’s
No Pretence here and I just gotta make it clear.
Oh ‘cos what you see is what you get. There’s nothing more to say.
Oooh I will be myself anyway.

It’s taken a long time to get where I am today.
I’ve only become who I am from learning along the way.
And although I still have a lot to learn I’m happy to evolve.
‘You see I’m being true to me.

No Pretence here and I just gotta make it clear.
Oh ‘cos what you see is what you get. There’s nothing more to say.
No Pretence here and I just gotta make it clear.
‘Cos what you see is what you get. There’s nothing more to say.
Oooh I will be myself anyway.

Discography

Album - No Pretence
Single - Lifeline

Set List

All album tracks along with a few covers of anything from Paolo Nutini - Last Request to Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc