Hamzaa is a 19-year old R&B / Soul-singer, songwriter and producer, hailing from Hackney, East London. Earlier this summer she released her debut single 'Stranded Love', that told the story of her first great heartbreak. She then followed this up with her second single, You, with its sugared-layered acoustic soul. Hamzaa performed this track on the most recent series of BBC's Later with Jools Holland, vowing audiences and gaining new fans, including the Evening Standard who said: "her music inhabits the soulful jazzy space left by Amy Winehouse. A star is born.". The track was also included in BBC 1Xtra's Introducing playlist, adding to the fantastic radio support and reactions she's had since debuting music.
In the few short months Hamzaa has had music out, she has already had over 1.4 million streams across Spotify and Apple UK. An accomplished pianist, Hamzaa began learning the piano at the tender age of four-years-old and five years later, the pre-teen would begin to write and produce her own songs to try and express and understand her feelings. Growing up surrounded by music at home and influenced by 80s/90s R&B such as Jocelyn Brown, Johnny Gill and Cheryl Lynn which would then evolve into Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse and Beyonce, it was inevitable that this British songstress would follow her dreams and pursue a career in music.
Having spent the past year writing and creating music, Hamzaa recently released her debut EP 'First Signs of Me' on 1st November 2018. The six-track EP is a collection of work, that tells the story of her first great heartbreak; the good, the bad and the ugly, in a way that's painstakingly raw and honest. Written partly during the hardest part of her life to date and partly upon reflection, the EP journeys through her innermost emotions and releases her demons along the way. The EP features her two previous singles as well as her third and final release 'Breathing', a delicately uplifting track. Hamzaa is set to play a sold-out headline show at St Pancras Old Church , Hamzaa has announced another headline show in OMERA - London, Late January 2019 - Tickets onsale now.
20 Mar, 2019
Clash magazine's feature on the new wave of UK soul queens, telling their own stories includes:
07 Nov, 2018
Hamzaa will headline Omeara, London on 30th January 2019. Tickets on sale from 9.00am today.
10 Oct, 2018
Hamzaa's headline show at St. Pancras Old Church in London, on 23rd November is now SOLD OUT!.
07 Oct, 2018
Hamzaa will headline St Pancras Old Church, London on 23rd November 2018.
03 Oct, 2018
Hamzaa appeared on last night's 'Later With Jools Holland' on BBC 2.
02 Oct, 2018
Hamzaa will appear on tonight's edition on 'Later With Jools Holland' on BBC 2.