Hello! My name is Kira Hooks. I'm a soul/jazz/RnB based singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN.. I'll be moving to New York at the end of August 2019. I'm a graduate of the LA College of Music in Pasadena, CA. I can operate solo, as a duo, trio, or full band and have experience working with multiple audiences/situations. I have a jazz standard repertoire and can cater to whatever decibel requirement needed. I've toured nationally doing intimate shows at house concerts and shows at well-known venues. I've also released multiple records and sung on other artists' records doing background vocals.
Kira was AMAZING to work with. She was very responsive until the day of and attentive to the details and songs that we were interested in incorporating. She sent us a sneak peak preview of the band rehearsing ahead of time which was awesome as it gave us a sense of how great they were going to sound for the big day. Her voice is INCREDIBLE and the band was TIGHT. They managed to impress all of our guests (many of whom were musicians too!) No doubt that choosing Kira was the best decision for the big day. EVERYONE got up on the dance floor because the groove was kickin and her voice and charisma were on point. Thankful she also agreed to play for the ceremony as well and she did a beautiful job. If your looking for timeless feel good music for your event that will speak to everyone, Kira is your girl!
Response from Kira Hooks:
Thank you so much, Jamie!!!!! Y'all are so cool. This was the dream gig ... working with great people, playing awesome music, and everyone up on the dance floor <3 Everything was super comfortable and professional <3
Kira did an amazing job with the arrangement of the song and her voice is heavenly! She communicated with me the whole time to make sure everything was perfect. She rocks and I thank her for making my proposal amazing!!!
Response from Kira Hooks:
It was so sweeeeet!!!! I was crying ahahhahaha! <3 Thank you, Tonika! Anthony Hamilton > Kenny Chesney ;)
What to Expect
A warm, sentimental, engaging performance built off the songwriting, musicianship, and vulnerability.
Nashville based singer/songwriter, Kira Hooks, is an independent and free-spirited soul that refuses to be put in a box. She was born in Houston, TX in 1993 and raised overseas in The Netherlands, Nigeria, Scotland, and China. Kira's musical versatility is reflective of her exposure and curiosity to cultural differences and emotional similarities. She is always in search of what, ultimately, brings us together and what feels like honest work. This has lead her to remain conversational and light-hearted in her writing process. Through the humbling inspiration of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Antonio Carlos Jobim, India.Arie, and Lianne La Haves, she has grown more in love with her path and is in constant development of her musical abilities. After graduating from the Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena, CA (2013), she's released one album, four EPs, and four singles. She's also an active member of Concerts In Your Home and is performing on the road on a frequent basis. Her new full length record. produced by Jon Estes, is set to be released later this year (2019) and will be making the move to New York City in the fall.
Additional Booking Notes
Enough light to look at a set list or music for other musicians. Preferred if a sound guy is there but not necessary...Just a simple acoustic set up (a. guitar, POSSIBLY keys, drums, bass, and e. guitar depending on what's wanted)
Past Booked Events
|May 18, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 11, 2018 • 10:00pm - 10:15pm||Surprise|
|December 09, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|January 21, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Marriott Stage - Winter NAMM|
|January 13, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||OUR HOUSE Concert Series|
|December 14, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Two Old Hippies (Writers Round)|
|December 10, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Writers Round at Bobby's Idle Hour|
|December 03, 2016 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||The Listening Room - Writers Round (Nashville)|
|December 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Alley Taps (Nashville)|
|November 11, 2016 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Writers Round at Bobby's Idle Hour|
|November 06, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Cozy Cabin House Concerts|
|November 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Rockwood Music Hall|
Original Songs and a few covers of my choice (or yours)
Influences & Inspiration
Quarter Inch Cable (I can provide, but preferred)
XLR Cable (I can provide, but preferred)