Toronto, ON
{key-yo-yah, ah-muah}
Kiyoya Amoah is artistic innovation at its finest. With smooth Countertenor falsettos that rival R&B veterans like Maxwell, D’Angelo and Tevin Campbell and thunderous belts that are heavily influenced by the divas (Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Christina Aguilera); his voice is steadily ascending to the top tier of the R&B/Soul, Pop scene. His genesis started off singing in his church choir, he went on to making short singing videos on Instagram and releasing pseudo-covers music on SoundCloud. His fans -the Kiychains and Kiyblades- have compared his voice to artists like Gallant, Justin Timberlake, Usher and even some of the legends like Prince & Michael Jackson. Kiyoya cites sourcing his exotic Afro style, voice and inspirations for lyrics through “many different passions. African culture, Japanese culture, video games, anime, mythology/religion, philosophy, and various scientific phenomena and theoretical ideology.” Kiyo has also had a background in musical theatre being cast as “Sweaty Eddie” in the Lower Ossington Theatre’s production of Sister Act: The Musical in 2016-2017. Kiyoya is also among the Urban Arts’ BEATS MIND MOVEMENT alumni (2018) striving to make an impact with the youth in the community and mentoring future emerging artists participating in the BMM seasonal program.
Kiyoya’s debut single “Lone Wolf” is a vocal heavy, alluring and additive R&B, Pop track about the harsh realities in the process and journey of self-love. Kiyo’s signature diva-like voice is easily among the top emerging artists of 2019 and is quickly becoming more and more infectious in 2019.
May 7, 2019 9:00 pm Adelaide Radio Hall, Tuesday May 7th