July 19 LUX Vierdaagsefeesten Nijmegen/ The Netherlands
July 16 SMKMRKT Festival Nijmegen/ The Netherlands
June 20 ArtEZ International Radboud/ The Netherlands
June 8 Paradigm Shift Festival Arnhem/ The Netherlands
May 17 ArtEZ Originals Luxor Live Arnhem/ The Netherlands
May 11 Hoogte 80 Festival Arnhem/ The Netherlands
KIA is a Dutch singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. Her brand of authenticity consists of expressive sounds and raspy vocals, which she is ready to share with the world.
While music has always been a part of KIA’s life, she developed an affinity for jazz a few years ago and decided to study at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Arnhem, the Netherlands. During this period, KIA had the opportunity to work with American musician, composer and producer Jason Lindner, and together they started shaping her new sound. KIA has worked on several projects since, and now leads her own band with which she has been crafting original music. Much like KIA’s own mixed heritage, her sound is a blend of various genres; a base of neo-soul with touches of jazz, funk, hip-hop, R&B, pop and electronics.
Her lyrics are heartfelt and true, and wrapped in a soulful package. KIA is a charismatic personality and a distinctive singer/songwriter/rapper who seeks to touch her audiences with her passionate stories.