Kamla

Kamla

 Guildford, England, GBR
BandPopJazz

Acoustic emotions. Pop with a Jazz, Blues twist going from romantic to suggestive and slow to upbeat. A rollercoaster ride of an album. Live we delivers subtle spontaneity that brings atmosphere and life to the stage.

Biography

Just in time there bursts on the music scene a perfect mix of tender, raunchy and upbeat songs for the long lazy days and warm sexy nights of summer.

From Kamla, an exquisite contemporary jazz-blues-pop 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.

This fantastic first album has taken four years and an iron will but 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

Hard Goodbyes

Written By: Kamla

I’m lost. I don’t know what to do. And I, I don’t know what to say.
But anyway I feel blue today. Oh today. Oh today.

Can’t you feel the rain is pouring down?
Can’t you see there’s no way through the clouds?
Because of you. Because of you.

Why my love can’t you take away these lies?
Won’t you look into my eyes?
And why my darling do you make me cry?
Do you make me say these Hard Goodbyes?

So low, my spirit sinking down. My face; well it always wears a frown.
I’m so ashamed and I feel blue today. Oh today. Oh today.

Why my love can’t you take away these lies?
Won’t you look into my eyes?
And why my darling do you make me cry?
Do you make me say these Hard, Hard Goodbyes?

My spirit could tell you why the rain comes down.
My soul could tell you what it’s like to drown.
But my heart could never say why you turn around
And walk away without a sound.

So tired; don’t talk to me about the sun. Though I know it is loved by everyone.
It’s all the same and I feel blue today. Oh today. Oh today.

Why my love can’t you take away these lies?
Won’t you look into my eyes?
And why my darling do you make me cry?
Do you make me say these Hard, Hard Goodbyes?

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.

Discography

Debut Album "No Pretence" - Released June 2009
Debut Single "Lifeline" - Released June 2009

Tracks with Radio Airplay (BrooklandsFM and BBC South):

Here & Now
Hard Goodbyes
Lifeline
No Pretence
My Man

Set List

Can be flexible set list given enough preparation. Set list usually consists of half originals and half covers.

Originals:

Hard Goodbyes
Complex Guy
Paradise
Lifeline
No Pretence
My Man
Fun With Numbers
Why Can't I?
Shooting Star
Take This Life
Here & Now
Dreams
Drifting
Currently working on new tracks

Covers:

James Morrison - You make it real
Paolo Nutini - Last request
Nerina Pallot - Sophia
Katy Perry - I kissed a girl
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Gorillaz - Feel good Inc
Dusty Springfield - Son of a preacher man
DJ Sammy - Heaven
James Blunt - Goodbye my lover
Cyndi Lauper - Time after time
Hall&Oates/Nelly Furtado - Maneater
50 Cent - Ayo technology
Again, always learning more covers