Nominated for two Brit Asia Music Awards 2010
Nominated for an Asian Music Award 2011
Fusing together the sounds of Pop, Rock, Dance, R&B and Electro, 2010 sees London based singer/songwriter Kazz Kumar step onto the scene with her unique and refreshing music style.
On 25th January Kazz Kumar unleashed her debut single ‘Dirty Word’. Already being tipped by British R&B star Jay Sean and New York’s Metro newspaper as one to watch this year, her debut video is directed by the critically acclaimed Amit and Naroop, who’s credits include the likes of Taio Cruz, Tinie Tempah and 50 Cent.
Kazz’s musical ability and drive to experiment with genres has been with her since she was a child. Her creative stimulus with music has been as colourful as her ever developing fashion sense with artists ranging from pop icons such as Michael Jackson and Madonna through to contemporary stars like Gwen Stefani and the late Aaliyah shaping her unique sound.
"Kazz Kumar's music is the audio equivalent of her wardrobe. Loud, brash, and poppy as well as cool, credible and unique. May her colour chrome beats spread like a virus!”- Bobby Friction (BBC Asian Network)
Formally a member of the Urban group ‘Sona Family’, Kazz has already toured around the world, released an album and performed in front of thousands of fans worldwide as well as developed a core audience in the British Asian market. Her songwriting with the group has seen popular tracks featured in MTV's 'The Hills' and NBC's 'Las Vegas'. After four years with the group, Kazz decided it was time to fly solo and work on developing her own solo material.
Originally of Sri Lankan descent and hailing from the suburbs of Greater London, Kazz’s distinctive style and presence has captivated audiences around the UK in recent months with key performances at Radio 1’s One Big Weekend and ‘I Luv Live’ as well as performing at trendy London venues such as the Notting Hill Arts Club and Monto Water Rats. A BBC Maida Vale Live Session in 2009 also proved to critics that beneath her bold fashion statements and outspoken personality lies a singer/songwriter with raw untapped talent.
"Kazz is a superstar. She shines on stage and seduces on record.” – DJ Nihal (BBC Radio 1)
‘Dirty Word’ is released on Itunes on 25th January 2010
' Fashion' released September 2010
*FASHION* Official Theme Song of Bahrain Fashion Week 2010