From: United States
Genre: Country, Blues, Soul
If you ask Ciera to describe what music means to her she would say, “It is more than just something I do. It is my passion!” The singer-songwriter has sustained a lifelong affair with music, singing and performing live since she was five years old.
“My strong desire for singing comes from deep within my soul,” says Ciera, who describes the feeling similar to an adrenaline rush. “Music to me is like air, or breathing. I cannot function without it!”
Growing up in the south with roots heavily planted in Tennessee, Ciera is no stranger to the lyrics of a typical country song.
“Sometimes I feel as though my life is depicted right out of a movie,” exclaims Ciera, who loves to write deep lyrics to her music, taken from pure experience.
Influences such as Janis Joplin, Norah Jones, and Etta James have shaped the intonation in Ciera’s voice over the years, highlighting the soulful, bluesy, and smooth sound seeping inside. But don’t let those names fool you! This newcomer has developed her own fusion of music, taken from her eclectic taste.
Ciera’s debut single from her upcoming EP boldly graces iTunes, and soaring across numerous media outlets. “Bad Feelings” brings a new emotionally charged flavor to the scene of country music.
“I’ve often wondered about my purpose in life, but with music and songwriting, I feel as if I know. I want to touch the hearts and minds of others through the power of lyrics and sound with hopes that people will relate and enjoy.”
This rising star signed with the label, Simply Grand Music, Inc., located in Memphis and Nashville in 2012.
Ciera has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and public relations at the University of Mississippi in 2011.
Performances worth mentioning..
-- The Vatican, Rome, Italy
-- Winner of Germantown Festival vocal competition
-- Opening Act at KIX 96 Country Fest with Jo Dee Messina, David Ball, Mark Chesnut and Lonestar
-- Opening Act for Peabody Gala with LeAnn Rimes
-- Pre-Game at the Liberty Bowl with LeAnn Rimes
-- Live TV performance during Savannah, Georgia's Holiday Christmas Tree Lighting Event at Forsyth Park
-- Live TV performances on WREG Channel 3 'Live at 9' and 'Memphis Music Revealed'
-Radio airplay across internet radio, and radio stations in Memphis (89.3, 92.1, and 98.1)