Equal parts blues, rock, and soul, Kia Ifani Warren’s powerful voice seduces and hypnotizes all the while transforming. Reminiscent of the great rock/soul singers of yore, Kia has taken the music scene with rapt passion and raspy vocals bringing audiences to their knees. Born and raised in New York, Kia began singing in church at 8, songwriting at 10, and has been building an illustrious creative career ever since.
As frontwoman for the internationally touring band, Revel In Dimes (RID), Kia has co-billed with the likes of Drive-By Truckers, Joey Bada$$, Manu Chao, The Shelters, TV on the Radio, Curtis Harding, and Hiatus Kaiyote among many others, and has performed for rock and roll legend Mick Jagger and A-list creatives such as Pat Carney (The Black Keys), Tory Burch, Daniel Arsham, Rosario Dawson, and John Varvatos.
Aside from lighting the stage on fire with RID at SXSW, CMJ, Art Basel, Northside Festival, picathon, and a host of other arts and music festivals here and abroad, Kia has graced the stage at iconic NYC nightclubs The Box and Duane Park, the infamous Surf Lodge in Montauk, and has lent soulful vocals to rockstar Jesse Malin and famed activist/artist Lonnie Holley. Kia has been recognized on Vanity Fair Digital, LiveGuide (Netherlands), featured on Revolt TV, Google Live, and can been seen in work by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey.
With a B.A. in visual arts/film from Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Kia has directed music videos for The Liza Colby Sound, Revel in Dimes, and has directed her first original work at Joe’s Pub this past October.
Also forthcoming will be Kia Ifani’s second EP with Revel In Dimes. Catch this rock comet touring, kicking ass and taking names alongside acts Ron Gallo, Phosphorescent, Sunflower Bean, Broken Social Scene, Old Crow Medicine Show, Built to Spill, and many more.