By Jo Wheeler
With a voice described as ‘Anita Baker Meets Sade’, singer/songwriter Keishera James exudes pure sexy, soulfulness. Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Keishera’s sound perfectly fuses the heartbeat of her Jamaican heritage with a heavy R&B influence.
The epitome of Reggae-Soul, her raspy alto voice seductively delivers lyrics that tug at your emotions while Neo-Soul blended Rock-Steady melodies, seamlessly will your body to groove.
A natural beauty, Keishera began her professional career as a teen model, appearing in major U.S. publications Essence and Heart & Soul Magazine, as well as ads for Iman Cosmetics. However, in the midst of a successful modeling career, Keishera remained steadfast to her true calling – music, and began pursuing her dream after several chance meetings with influential icons singer Patti Labelle, co-founder of Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun, and poet/activist Maya Angelou – who each encouraged her to focus on her gifts and follow her passion.
Those serendipitous encounters lead Keishera to explore her musical boundaries full-time, writing and recording in the U.S., Europe, and Jamaica. She has been blessed to work with notable Jamaican music makers Paul Henton, Barry O’Hare, Syl Gordon, Christopher Birch – who co-wrote her hit anti-domestic violence anthem “Cry No More”, and De Krew Productions – who put the finishing touches on her first full length EP “Body Language” (2013) featuring the catchy single “Rock Star”. Most recently she has worked with German producer Smoli (DJ Zafer Smoliface).
After forming her own band, another of Keishera’s blessings came from the stage, as she has been called to perform at popular music festivals Reggae Jam, Berlin’s Festival of Hope, the Friesland Reggae Open Air, and Fete de La Musique.
Some of Keishera’s songs that have gained radio play in Jamaica and Europe include her first single “I Want You”, “Pull Over”, her acoustic tune “So Good”, “Rock Star”, “Body Language”, “Sorry” and “Feels Right” featuring International Reggae Superstar Shaggy produced by Shane Brown. Keishera currently lives between Berlin, Germany, and New York City, and regularly performs at venues across both countries. Set to release her second EP “It’s Me, Keishera” on September 22, 2017, Keishera will embarking on her first solo international tour. With her vibrant stage presence and relatable audience appeal that always leaves crowds begging for more, Keishera is most definitely a megastar in the making.
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