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NAKIYASOUL is a high-energy, beautiful vocalist with a unique soulful sound. She is just releasing her second album of positive, spiritually uplifting music. NAKIYASOUL is available as an individual artist or with a band under, "The NAKIYASOUL Project" name. Either will provide an exciting and entertaining musical experience with a blend of original and cover music. Excellent as an opening act for large concerts in amphitheater or coliseum venues. NAKIYASOUL is also available for smaller venues such as jazz clubs and weddings. Most of NAKIYASOUL music is appropriate for churches and other gospel music venues. NAKIYASOUL is also available for fashion modeling, and special appearances.
I booked Nakiyasoul as a solo performer for the Library under a program, "NAKIYASOUL Presents, Songs in the Key of Love and Life. She performed an excellent 45 minute set of cover tunes including songs from Beyoncé, John Legend and Whitney Houston. Her range and vocal flexibility were amazing as well as her personal interaction with the audience. Many of the audience were spiritually moved by her music and her genuine spirit.
Response from Nakiyasoul:
Thank you for such positive feedback. I really enjoyed the event and hope that I will be considered for future library events. I would love to perform some of my original music for a future event. Feel free to contact me if you have such a need.
Price Range: $150.00 +
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Depending on the needs for your event, I can perform as a solo artist with backing tracks or with my band, "The NAKIYASOUL Project". Either way, you are sure to be entertained by my sound and both on and off stage personality. If needed, my personal DJ can also provide dance and party music to keep your event going throughout the entire time. Performances can be interspersed with the DJ music to keep everyone wanting more.
Inspired by early gospel, jazz and R&B legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Gladys Knight, Shirley Caesar and Ledisi, music has been a part of my life since I was a child. As a PK (Preacher's Kid), my earlier years were spent in church under the influence of the sounds of the Gospel. This musical foundation has shaped my vocal style to this day and God continues to be the driving force of my life. He is my musical inspiration for every song I write and sing. My songs come from my soul which is where my performance name originates from, NAKIYASOUL, a life story untold for now but not for long.
My first CD "Unfettered", comes from a stage in my life when I was in transition and still uncertain of the direction for my sound. Each song was created as a musical reference point from my life.
My latest CD "Live Your Life", takes on a completely different direction. It is truly a reflection of my faith in both my higher power and my purpose.
Additional Booking Notes
Please let me know if you have special circumstances affecting lighting, staging, or sound. We can accomodate any size venue but additional fees may be required for larger venues.
Original Music is my preferred sound, listen to my latest CD for a better understanding of what defines my sound. Listen on Spotify at (link hidden)
Additionally, I can perform tunes from artists such as Jill Scott, Ledisi, Beyonce and others. Let me know what are your preferences and I will try to accommodate.
Influences & Inspiration
I have been influenced by Ledisi and LeAndria Johnson as contemporaries. I was raised listening to Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle and Shirley Caesar just to name a few. I was definitely influenced by my church experiences but have also developed a love for the sounds of jazz and have incorporated the essence into my musical performances.
I can provide my own PA and microphone or utilize existing set-up if adequate quality sound is provided.