Age: 45 years old
KRAZY, KWIRKY, KAZ! Songwriter & Blues Powerhouse with Mama Kaz Band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Kaz has been singing most of her life and now affectionately given the name "Mama" for her Big Blues Voice. Mama Kaz has stormed onto the local scene in Northern Ireland off the back of Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival 2012 which saw her perform alongside Nanci Griffith. She also had the honour of supporting one of her favourite artists Canadian Blues Guitarist Matt Andersen at The Real Music Club in Belfast. Often branded Belfast's answer to Etta James & Janis Joplin MK is known for her unique vocal sound. "Close your eyes, listen to MamaKaz and be transported back to a golden age of great female vocalists. Aretha, Dusty, Gladys, Etta - you'll hear shades of them all." (Mark Halsall, Musicians Together Magazine www.musicianstogether.com) BI Al Gilmore (Chordblossom Reviewer) said "MK is more than ‘just’ a voice and she wants the world to know it. ‘Lipstick & Cocaine’ is a 3 track E.P. designed to showcase her abilities as a songwriter as well as her voice. She is pinning her colours to the mast and shouting ‘Here I am – whaddya think?’ or maybe even ‘Here I am – deal with it!!’ She exudes the fighting spirit of someone who has fought all their life to be accepted for what they are and what they want to be". With the release of her solo Ep Lipstick & Cocaine which is closure to a dark past in the hope of helping others. Mk is preparing the way for her album & a brand new musical journey for as she says, "I’m giving back to music. It’s been a force of nature for me, and I have to give back to it… I wouldn’t be here without music, it saved my life" MK isn't looking for stardom, she just wants to be recognized as a songwriter by helping to modernize the blues, sex them up, and reinvent the genre. "I’ve been waiting for years to explore music, and I thrive on that. “Bring on the Mama".KRAZY, KWIRKY, KAZ! Songwriter & Blues Powerhouse with Mama Kaz Band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Kaz has been singing most of her life and now affectionately given the name "Mama" for he... read more.
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