08 Sep Tamera announces debut solo live show
Tamera continues to shine this Summer as she follows up the release of her sultry new single ‘Wickedest’ with ‘Strong For Me’ (prod. P2J). A warm and harmonic slice of R&B magic with an edgy pop appeal that further showcases her incredible vocal range, this single will be taken from her forthcoming debut EP out this Autumn with more details to follow. After almost 18 months away from the stage, she also shares news of her debut solo live show at The Grace on Wednesday 3rd November. A show not to be missed, this her second live performance following her appearance at the sold out March 2020 Annie Mac presents at OSLO alongside Joy Crookes.
As visually intoxicating and she is sonically, alongside this new single comes an incredible Fuego Films directed video. Contrasting soft and natural lighting, white styling and delicate bathtub butterfly filled scenes with cherry red tones, black mesh and potions that evokes elements of danger and desire, this visual presents the two of Tamera.
Speaking on the ‘Strong For Me’, Tamera says:
‘This song came at the end of a long road of transformation, it was inspired by all the grit we have to go through to get from hard times back to the good ones and how closed off it can make us towards those who are closest to us’
One of the UK’s most exciting and breath-taking new talents most recently recognised by Amazon Music UK as a ‘Ones To Watch’ for 2020 alongside the likes of Pa Salieu, Bree Runway, Ivorian Doll, Griff, Girl In Red and more, Tamera is no stranger to the limelight and has garnered fans in tastemakers across the board. Beginning with ‘Wickedest’ earlier this summer, her effortless blend of R&B vocals with West African percussion and seductive guitar licks continued to impress sweeping up support from DJ Target (Targo Embargo), Highsnobiety, i-D, Billboard, Loud and Quiet, The Line of Best Fit to name a few. Earlier releases including her smokey debut single ‘Romeo’, the lush follow up ‘Don’t Phone’, the her 2020 breakout breezy hit ‘Flipside’ has seen her dubbed a New Name” by Annie Mac, playlisted at BBC 1Xtra and supported by Nadia Jae, Schon, Hunger, Dummy, Paper, GRM Daily, gal-dem, PAPER, MILK, Nylon, Complex, Hunger, Giles Peterson and more.
Growing up outside of London, in a small town called Gravesend in Kent, Tamera was surrounded and uplifted by the powerful women in her life. With a mum who was constantly singing and playing music around the house from Beyoncé to Alicia Keys, and a grandma who was the minister at their church, as a child Tamera was often called on to start hymns in the service. From the poems she used to write as a child before she learnt how to write songs, to the music you hear from her today, Tamera’s greatest inspiration is her own lived experience and that of others. Harvesting and absorbing the stories and emotions of those around her, there’s a deep empathy to her lyricism and a fluidity to her voice that reveals this.
With grandparents each originating from different countries (St Lucia, Nigeria, England and Greece), Tamera’s touch points have always been a melting pot that over the past few years she’s been busy blending and pushing barriers – prioritising making music that feels genuine to her. An expert in honing and expressing her boundless curiosity and empathy for stories of love and humanity; most recently she’s been in the studio with one of the most sought after producers P2J (Wizkid, Beyonce, Snoh Aalegra) working on an exciting debut project which she’d yet to shed light.