SOUL & ROCK VOCALS
Equal parts blues, rock, and soul, Kia Ifani Warren’s powerful voice seduces and hypnotizes all the while transforming. Reminiscent of the great rock|soul singers of yore, Kia has taken the music scene with rapt passion and raspy vocals bringing audiences to their knees. Born and raised in New York, Kia began singing in church at 8, songwriting at 10, and has been building an illustrious creative career ever since.
As current co-frontwoman and former frontwoman for the internationally touring bands, SUSU and Revel In Dimes (RID) respectively, Kia has co-billed with the likes of Courtney Barnett, Drive-By Truckers, Manu Chao, TV on the Radio, Curtis Harding, and Hiatus Kaiyote among many others, and has performed for rock and roll legend Mick Jagger and A-list creatives such as Pat Carney (The Black Keys), Tory Burch, Daniel Arsham, Rosario Dawson, and John Varvatos.
Aside from lighting the stage on fire at SXSW, CMJ, Art Basel, Calgary Folk Festival,Pickathon, and a host of other Arts and Music Festivals here and abroad, Kia has graced the stage at iconic NYC nightclubs The Box, Duane Park, the Mckittrick Hotel, the infamous Surf Lodge in Montauk, and has lent soulful vocals to The Rolling Stone darling Low Cut Connie, NYC rockstar Jesse Malin, and famed activist/artist Lonnie Holley. Kia has been recognized in Vanity Fair, featured on Revolt TV, Google Live, spoken at Dartmouth University, and can be seen in work by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey.
With a B.A. in visual arts/film from Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Kia has directed music videos for The Liza Colby Sound, Revel in Dimes, SUSU, and has directed her first original mixed media work, T he Last Day of Black History Month which premiered at Joe’s Pub last October.