Samia and her three-piece acoustic band can provide your event with everything from chill lounge music to upbeat, fun, tear-the-house-down acoustic rock. Playing a mix of covers and originals, and more than happy to take your requests, Samia's charismatic stage presence and thrilling, one-of-a-kind rock/soul voice will keep your guests fully engaged and having a great time at your event.
Covered genres include rock, soul, blues, jazz, folk, and country, and the band is available as a two-piece (vocal and guitar only,) three-piece (vocal and two guitars,) or four-piece (vocal, two guitars, and percussion.) We can provide a PA system for additional cost. We can also provide specialty instruments at your request and at additional cost, including strings, brass, and woodwinds.
Samia is also available to sing for wedding ceremonies and other specialty events.
Samia has a voice that will thrill you, that can explore raspy depths of raw emotion just before ascending to wailing heights you'll find hard to believe. Her self-titled debut EP features six songs about love gained and lost, as well as her marriage equality anthem “We Have The Right.” Samia is flawed, honest, and brave enough to tell the truth. With influences as wide-ranging as Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Freddie Mercury, and Aretha Franklin, Samia's music and voice are a soul-stirring, heart-thumping blend of rock, pop, blues, and soul. Her voice travels effortlessly through her unbelievable range; she can transition from a deep, husky alto to a soaring powerhouse belt in a heartbeat. Her songs are written from her own experiences, and the thread that runs through all of her music and live performances is a passionate authenticity. When Samia sings, she sings from her soul, and she sings her truth.
Backed up by a group of truly excellent musicians, Samia debuted her band at the world famous Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in November 2012. Since then, she and her band have played to packed houses at New York City hotspots including Arlene's Grocery, Rockwood Music Hall, and the Bitter End.