KiTorah

KiTorah

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Kitorah delivers a power packed performance every time she hits the stage. Her band consist of musicians that have played for many international Jazz/reggae artists who visited island. Her Pop/R&B/World style creates an ambient sound that leaves the listener reeling from her music.

Biography

Barbadian singer/ songwriter KITORAH has achieved commendably in the music arena and undoubtedly has a promising future the international music industry.

A vivacious and versatile performer of stunning looks and great style, the sleek songstress credits her name, derived from the Scriptures, to her grandmother’s unwavering faith.

Emerging winner of the coveted and keenly contested Barbadian Richard Stoute Teen Talent Award, catapulted to the spotlight the little-known Betty G from the scenic St. Joseph parish, honing her into a specialist performer. Nonetheless, KITORAH also envisages a future career in acting, with a promise to assist in the development of younger artists.

To her credit, KITORAH has toured Canada, performing at the Toronto Convention Centre for the Barbados Ball and performed her new single, “From This Day On”, at the esteemed 2007 Barbados Music Awards. This soft release was written and produced by Barbadian Tony Hoyos and the accompanying video, shot on location in her homeland, was subsequently released on TEMPO in August 2008. KITORAH also sang lead for a local band in a scintillating performance at the 2008 Barbados Jazz Festival.

She co-wrote and produced three songs on the album with the celebrated Jimmy “Senya” Haynes, who has produced for Sade, Steel Pulse and Desiree, and won a Grammy Award for his work on the Steel Pulse album.

With an undeniable passion for her music career, the preferred genres of the dynamic performer are Pop, Alternative and Contemporary. She was in Toronto, Canada, completing her first solo album, “Love Like Mine” , a collaboration with Canadian Pop/R & B/Adult Contemporary producers Eddie Bullen (Liberty Silver, Rupert Gayle) and Derek Brin (Usher, Whitney Houston, etc.).

KITORAH’s title track, released in the Caribbean, was co-written with Kristina Unjhem, a Norwegian singer / songwriter, and produced by Deekay Music / Pop City, “Hit”, producers for the British boy group, BLUE. This track delivers to the industry the increasingly popular Caribbean Dancehall /Soca rhythmic flavour associated with some of the icons in this music genre.

KITORAH’s musical gift took her to China for the prestigious 2008 Beijing Olympics. There she had the honour of delivering the theme song for the Concert Series, “Marriage Of Excellence”, introduced by the International Performing Arts for All (IPAFA and which she recently re-wrote while in Canada recording with producer Eddie Bullen. She performed in three major cities to re-establish The Arts Games, serving as a bridge between the Paralympics and the Olympics.

In the works: Kitorah is to hosts two television shows on CMC on her tour of China for release to 28 Caribbean States. The first is to be a one-hour documentary with part proceeds of digital downloads going to assist Paralympians in the Caribbean. The second will be the Samsung “Marriage of Excellence” Concert Series, which was directed and produced by American Awards producer, Rick Garson. In addition, the 2008 Diva show in Beijing is scheduled for release on NBC to 80 countries.

KITORAH is also a Director/Part-Owner of Spar 1 Music Management Inc.

Lyrics

LOVE LIKE MINE

Written By: Christina Undjhem/Betty Payne/Bjonar

LOVE LIKE MINE

Oh oh oh oh. (I never thought I’d find you baby)
Oh oh oh oh. (It just feels like heaven with you)
Oh oh oh oh. (My body burns for you)
Oh oh oh oh.

VERSE1
You came to me in a dream one night
In a mysterious way
You’ve always been in my fantasies
Boy I wish it was real
And every time you’re caressing me
It takes my breath away
Been so long since I felt this way
It’s an emotion so deep.

Come and take me and lay me down
I see you and me making sweet love.

CHORUS
So if you got a love like mine let me hear you say
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh.
You get your lovin’ all the time, maybe every day
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh.
If you feeling good let me hear you say
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh.
Bling, bling, bling, gotta do your thing
Oh oh oh oh oh oh.

(Every time you touch me, I go wild)

VERSE2
You take me places I’ve never been
You know what I’m thinking of.
Higher than I have ever been
Surrender myself to your love.
You touch me boy and it feels so right
My burns like a flame.
Our love will shine through eternity
My life will not be the same.

Come and take me and lay me down
I see you and me making sweet love.

CHORUS

(Oh oh oh oh ) Baby.
(Oh oh oh oh ) Baby, baby.
(Oh oh) I never thought I’d find you baby.
(Oh oh) No one has ever made me feel this way.

CHORUS REPEATS

Touch me (gotta do your thing)
Hold me (gotta do your thing)
My life will never be the same.
(Oh oh)
(Oh oh)

MAKE THEM BELIEVE IN ME

Written By: B. G-Payne/M. Thompson

Make Them All Believe (In Me)

I’m sitting here in this chair
Don’t know where my life’s going to take me
I’m afraid to even think about my dreams
But I can hear a voice within me
Filled with hope and faith and passion
It’s telling me there’s so much more that I can be

Chorus:
But I wonder who am I to just reach out and take it
I wonder how am I going to make them look and see
I wonder where am I going to find the strength to make it
To make them all believe in me
Going to make them all believe in me

Verse:
The time is now, the place is here
This is my chance to make it happen
I’ve got to find the will to reach for the stars
It’s all in me, yes I can feel it
There’s no time for doubts or questions
There’s a power deep within I must set free

Chorus:

Bridge: Just look at me now!
I’m here to follow my dreams
Sometimes it’s hard to trust the voice within
Let it show you the way to go
Just listen and be strong
You’ve got to take the chance before you’ll see
That first it starts with you, you must believe…believe

Chorus:

Discography

"From This Day On" released February 2007 to Caribbean radio and TEMPO Video.
"Love Like Mine" son to be released on MTV in Canada.

Set List

2 x 1 Hour sets, or 1 1/2 hour Show Set
LOVE LIKE MINE (ORIGINAL with video)
I’M COMING OUT
AIN’T NOBODY
EVERY HEARTBEAT (ORIGINAL)
POWER OF LOVE
POKER FACE
CLOSE TO YOU
IF I AIN'T GOT YOU
SWEETEST TABOO
UNFAITHFUL
GET AWAY (ORIGINAL)
I WILL SURVIVE
WHAT A FEELING
UMBRELLA
HOT STUFF
AND I AM TELLING YOU
HEAVEN
SIMPLY THE BEST
DANCING QUEEN
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
KILLING ME SOFTLY
DANCE & SHOUT
THERE FOR YOU (ORIGINAL)
FROM THIS DAY ON (ORIGINAL w VIDEO)
MAKE THEM BELIEVE IN ME(Original w Video)
TURN IT UP(Original)
TALK ABOUT LOVE (Original)