Mamilah

Mamilah originated in Leeds in early 2017, amongst a group of musicians from all corners of the UK and Ireland. Their awareness of the commonly misused umbrella term ‘Neo-Soul’ for any modern R&B/Soul sparked the Mamilah flame, a flame that strives to exude a more traditional soulful blend. Inspired by artists such as Judith Hill, Stevie Wonder, Nubian Twist and Aretha Franklin, we bring a fresh twist on what it is to be soul.

Since their inception, they have played in Leeds most reputable venues such as the Belgrave Music Hall, Smokestacks, The Brudenell Social Club, and The Wardrobe; alongside Leeds heavyweights Têtes de Pois and Necktr, Manchester groups Children of Zeus and Agbeko, and London afrobeat legends KOKOROKO. After a year of touring the UK they are looking forward to a summer of festivals including Virgo Festival, Tramlines, Boomtown and of course El Dorado!

Their debut single release ‘Sundrips’ (Feb ’18) is a powerful ballad that brings back nostalgic Soul inflections whilst maintaining a fresh and organic sound. Their first EP ‘Moonlight Walking’ was released on August 24th 2018 and packs in as much solid soul as possible in 4 songs. Having received positive feedback from the likes of Alan Raw (BBC Introducing West Yorkshire) and also being picked up by Bandcamp on their Best of Soul August ’18 Article.

“The jazzy, ’70s-style instrumental production on Moonlight Walking is strong enough that it could stand on its own, vocalist-free—but thankfully it doesn’t, because singer Lydia Kotsirea commands the four-track EP from beginning to end”- Bandcamp Daily.

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