The number one, platinum selling singer, songwriter and musician Kiesza will be playing a number of dates in the UK during March next year. The Canadian artist has been a household name for the past year and is most know for her chart topping single Hideaway, which became one of the most played tracks during the six months following its release back in April. Kiesza has also seen much success with her cover of Haddaway’s single What Is Love? and has been praised by everyone from Rolling Stone to BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac.
During her string of recent shows in the UK this year, Kiesza’s second album Sound Of A Woman hit the shelves and instantly resonated in the same way as her hit single. Topping the dance album chart and peaking at number 42 on the Billboard 200, Sound Of A Woman featured the likes of Joey Badass and Mick Jenkins and received great reviews, being called “one of the most elastic albums of the 90’s, both 20 years too late and also totally in time” by Brennan Carley of Spin Magazine.
Kiesza has risen to musical stardom after being a committed student through her time at Berkley Music College, where Kiesza attended after gaining a solid interest in song writing. This talent led to her writing songs for many prolific pop artists including Rihanna and Icona Pop, as well as featuring on the tracks of some of the biggest dance producers of today, including Skrillex and Diplo (Jack U). During the winter, Kiesza will be jetting over to the US to play a number of shows, before returning to the UK in March.
On the 20th March 2015, Kiesza will be taking to Leeds to play a gig at The O2 Academy, before travelling to the midlands for a date at Birmingham’s The Institute on March 23rd. Her live performances has earned her the title as “one of 2014’s great pop standouts”, as she has been known to cover a plethora of classic tracks as well as giving us a peek at what is yet to come.
If you can't wait until next year, you can also see Kiesza live at The Ritz Manchester on Thursday 27th November 2014 - tickets on sale now.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of The Ritz Manchester