Kitorah

Kitorah

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Kitorah delivers a power packed performance at all times. Her musicians consist of drum & bass who plays for many international Jazz/reggae artists that visit Barbados keys, guitar & 2 BK vocal. Her Pop/R&B/World style creates an ambient sound that leaves the listener reeling as if drunk from 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.

2009 ended with excellence as she brought the curtains down before the creme de la creme of the music industry at Sandy Lane Hotel, Barbados. Within days she was booked to do the same for 2010.

The long awaited album " Love Like Mine" was completed in February 2010 amidst rave reviews. The self penned song "Every Heartbeat" became a major hit imediately with a couple major players in the industry and her management has been asked to submit materials for review. Kitorah has a leading role in the pipes for one movie produced by Earl Maynard, the stage role of Nala in the Lion King and has recently auditioned for a Canadian series which will be filmed on the island.

Lyrics

Love Like Mine

Written By: Betty Griffith-Payne & Christina Undjhem

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)

Written: Christina Undhjem, Bjornar Loberg, Betty Griffith-Payne & Lars H. Jensen.
Published: Copyright Control, Spar 1 Music (SOCAN) & Rondor Music (London) Ltd
Produced: Bjornar Løberg
Mixed: Martin M. Larsson for DEEKAY MUSIC
All instruments: Bjornar Loberg
Vocal arrangement: Christina Undhjem
Backing vocals: Christina Undhjem, Martin Larsson, Bjornar Loberg & Betty Payne

DEEKAY MUSIC.

Every Heartbeat

Written By: Betty Griffith-Payne

Every Heartbeat

When I kiss your lips in the morning light
You whisper words of love as you hold me tight
I look into your eyes; they’re echoes of my own
Holding back the tears when we have to go

Pre-Chorus #1: Although at times it’s hard to understand why we’re apart
I know the day will come we’ll meet again, love must end
But until then, you’re in my heart

Chorus #1: With every heartbeat we’re so much nearer
Our love is stronger when we’re together
With every heartbeat so full of power
I love you and I’ll love you forever more

Every time we touch there’s magic in the air
Night begins to fall; I need to have you near
Only you and I, that’s all we need to know
Never wonder why, why I love you so.

Pre-Chorus #2: I know the day will come we’ll meet again, love must end
But until then you’re in my heart

Chorus #2: With every heartbeat we’re so much nearer
Our love is strongest when we’re together
With every heartbeat you take me higher
Much higher than before
With every heartbeat there’s a promise
My love, you’ll always hold and cherish
With every heartbeat so full of power
I love you and I’ll love forever

Bridge: Hold on to love, it will guide us like the sun
There s strength in two hearts beating as one.

Chorus #2 (Repeats)

Written by Betty Griffith-Payne
Music by: Eddie Bullen
Programming & Arranging: Eddie Bullen
Produced by Eddie Bullen
©2008 Spar 1 Music (Socan)

Discography

"From This Day On" released February 2007 to Caribbean radio and TEMPO Video. Her latest 2010 single, CD title track and video release "Love Like Mine" is currently on CBC (Barbados), MTV (Canada) and is soon to be released in South America and Asia. The theme song for the Arts Games/Paralympics Games "Make Them Believe In Me" is available on ipafa.com (International Performing Arts For All).

Set List

2 x 1 Hour sets, or 1 1/2 hour Show Set
LOVE LIKE MINE (ORIGINAL with video)
PIANO IN THE DARK
GET HERE
If You're Out there
YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND
LET IT BE
CLOSE TO YOU
IF I AIN'T GOT YOU
SWEETEST TABOO
UNFAITHFUL
GET AWAY (ORIGINAL)
I WILL SURVIVE
WHAT A FEELING
MY IMMORTAL
HOT STUFF
AND I AM TELLING YOU
SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
FEVER
DANCING QUEEN
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
KILLING ME SOFTLY
I'M COMING OUT
DANCE & SHOUT
THERE FOR YOU (ORIGINAL)
HEAVEN
FROM THIS DAY ON (ORIGINAL w VIDEO)
MAKE THEM BELIEVE IN ME(Original w Video)
EVERY HEARTBEAT (Original)
TURN IT UP(Original)
TALK ABOUT LOVE (Original)
DANCE WITH YOU (Original)