Amira B is a New York City-based R&B singer-songwriter, and “head-turner” (Jukely) with unique Russian and Egyptian roots. “Her sound blends soul, R&B, and funk, and her sultry vocals over the top take everything to a new level” (Breaking and Entering).
Amira’s independently released June 2017 debut album Defined was well received by indie blogs Atwood Magazine, AXS, and The Deli Magazine. She’s been compared to artists Joss Stone, Leona Lewis, Amy Winehouse, Beverley Knight and Corinne Bailey Rae (Songwriting Magazine). 2018 was a transitional year for Amira, full of self-growth and shifting to a more urban sound. The June 2018 single release “Never Gonna Fall in Love,” which charted on Hype Machine, channeled nostalgia from late 90s era urban pop, combining “raw lyrics with groovy funk vibes” (Sunset in the Rearview).
Amira is excited to be releasing new music for Summer 2019. “Do You” is the first single off of her next EP available on all platforms on 5/16. A song of self-love and acceptance, co-written with producer extraordinaire CARRTOONS, “Do You” is reminiscent of neo-soul singers like Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Groove Theory, and Amel Larrieux with a slightly retro & funky backdrop.
Amira has landed residencies at well-renowned NYC venues like Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, and Pianos. She opened up for Xiuhtezcatl Martinez in April 2018 and has played over 25 Sofar Sounds shows in NYC, LA, and Boston, as well as DROM (NYC), The Bowery Electric (NYC), Arlene’s Grocery (NYC), Merkin Concert Hall (NYC), C’mon Everybody (BK), Molly Malone’s (LA), Hotel Utah (SF), No Black Tie (KL), The Bee (KL), RIL’s (KL).
Catch her monthly residency at Rockwood Music Hall this Spring and Summer (5/16, 6/13, 7/11, 8/8) and help celebrate the release of her next EP!