.Mamilah originated in Leeds in early 2017, amongst a group of musicians from all corners of the UK and Ireland. Their awareness of the commonly misused umbrella term 'Neo-Soul' for any modern R&B/Soul sparked the Mamilah flame, a flame that strives to exude a more traditional soulful blend. Inspired by artists such as Judith Hill, Stevie Wonder, Nubian Twist and Aretha Franklin, we bring a fresh twist on what it is to be soul.
Since their inception, they have played in Leeds most reputable venues such as the Belgrave Music Hall, Smokestacks, The Brudenell Social Club, and The Wardrobe; alongside Leeds heavyweights Têtes de Pois and Necktr, and Manchester group Children Of Zeus. After their debut London gig at Camden Assembly in April 2018, they are now confirmed for many tour dates around the country, and are supporting KOKOROKO and Dat Brass in the upcoming months. They also enjoyed a summer playing various festivals such as the BBC Introducing stage at Long Division Festival and Manchester Jazz Festival.
Their debut single release ‘Sundrips’ (Feb '18) is a powerful ballad that brings back nostalgic Soul inflections whilst maintaining a fresh and organic sound. Their first EP ‘Moonlight Walking’ was released on August 24th 2018 and packs in as much solid soul as possible in 4 songs.