Raise Your Glass For Iva Lamkum's Irresistible, Soulful Swagger
For singer/songwriter Iva Lamkum music is 'being yourself; being real. Telling the world this is who you are'. Living up to the mantra with her idiosyncratically compelling and eclectically-influenced brand of contemporary soul, the New Zealander has carved for herself a highly regarded reputation on her local music scene. Drawing on funk, hip-hop, reggae, rock, soul and beyond, Lamkum's diverse sonic palatte is married with an richly agile vocal tone that is as effortlessly beguiling as it is maturely resonant.
Gaining local attention with tracks such as 'Kung Fu Grip', 'Bankrupt Visa' and 'Raise Your Glass' from her 'Iva Lamkum' and 'Black Eagle' releases, Lamkum also garnered international recognition with her feature on fellow New Zealander Sola Rosa's 'Turn Around'. With her standout talent earning her nominations for both the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll and NZ Music Awards People's Choice award, she landed a MTV IGGY nod and has also performed at numerous festivals of note across New Zealand, Europe and the U.K..
Having spent time recently of both coasts of the U.S. working on new music, here Lamkum reminds of the arresting power of her electrifying musicality with the soulful, acoustic swagger of 'Vintage In A Glass Of Whiskey'.