Biography

Singer, songwriter and musician Amahla taps into an era before her time to create contemporary soul music. After releasing her debut single ‘Old Soul’ in June 2018 Amahla was awarded the PRS Lynsey De Paul Prize for outstanding emerging female songwriters, and the MOBO Awards/Help Musicians fund for her exceptional voice. 

In February 2019 Amahla’s released her EP ‘Consider This’ which explores issues of Domestic Violence, Race, Class and inner city life to critical acclaim for its addressing of social issues, songwriting and vocal delivery. 

This summer Amahla wrote and featured on a soulful track with Drum and Bass duo Brookes Brothers. ‘In The Moment’ received support on Spotify’s New Music Friday UK and currently sits just below one million streams.

Over the course of the year Amahla’s distinctive voice and songwriting has gained tremendous support from music press and tastemakers with impressive features and reviews from Clash Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Complex UK, Bandcamp, Earmilk, and more. 

With a focus on live instrumentation Amahla is a commanding live performer spending this year playing The Jazz Cafe, Roundhouse, The Royal Albert Hall, The Great Escape Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, XOYO and Village Underground; in addition to packing out three headline shows at The Roundhouse, St Pancras Old Church and The Lexington.

Amahla is currently being featured by o2 Music as one of London’s best new live acts.

Amahla is unafraid to explore uncomfortable societal issues and puts classic songwriting at the core. Amahla’s goal: to be one of the best vocalists, songwriters and entertainers of her generation. 

Amahla is currently represented by Primary Talent International, Metropolis Music, Lucid Online and Clintons.


“Amahla may be one of the next big voices exported from the UK”

Bandcamp

She possesses the vocal ability to knock your ears clean off your head..but instead puts all the focus and effort into the subject matter, using her singing ability as a vehicle for her stories”

–Earmilk

“Deeply intelligent approach to songwriting”

– Clash Magazine

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