Biography

Ife Samms is a Brooklyn-based, Mixed-Raced Carribbean-American, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer with an original, unheard-of approach to the Christian-Pop genre.

She made her debut as the frontwoman, lead vocalist, and bass player for the Binghamton-based Funk band, The Funkophiles in 2012. From there they went on to win Binghamton University’s competitive “Battle of the Bands 2014,” performed at the university’s annual “Spring Fling” Concert, and opened for the likes of headliners Matt and Kim, RDGLDGRN, and Joey Bada$$.

As a solo artist, Ife is known for her uniquely creative approach to cover songs, colorfully thoughtful original music, and personable nature in her live performances. Her music is said to be intellectually-stimulating, spiritually moving, and easily relatable. Her music exists somewhere between a fusion of Pop, Funk, Gospel, Folk, Reggae, and the Avante-Garde genres. Her sound can be described as a mixture between Imogen Heap, Janet Jackson, Jonathan Butler, and Bob Marley.

This music will soothe your heart and encourage your soul.

Music Archive

Beats and Instrumentals

Humble Beginnings

Released January 11th, 2017

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Stay Strong (Prod. Marc Mac) ft. Ife Samms

Heaven’s Afternoon (Chef-Mix) ft. Ife Samms

A-ha Moment

Released September 17th, 2016

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Written and Produced by Ife Samms

Recorded at Home

Cover Art by Angelica Mercedez

© 2016 Ife Samms (BMI)

Won’t Be Long

Released July 10th, 2016

Written by Cease SPRX ft. Ife Samms (Prod. by Blunted BEATZ)

Recorded and Mixed by Ife Samms

Cover Art by Angelica Mercedez

Like Summertime (Single)

Release Date : February 4th, 2016

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Written and Produced by Ife Samms

Live Violin Performed by Ife Samms

© 2016 Ife Samms (BMI)

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Christmas Special Beats EP

Release Date : December 24th, 2015

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Tracks and Beats Produced by Ife Samms

“Winter Blues” Written by Ife Samms

“Falling in Lov3 with Jesus” Adapted by Ife Samms from “Falling in Love with Jesus” Written by Jonathan Butler

“Angels, We Have Heard” Adapted by Ife Samms

© 2015 Ife Samms (BMI)

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EP Highlights :

Falling In Lov3 with Jesus

(Bonus Track) Angels, We Have Heard…

Beautiful Grace

Debut Single

Release Date : November 27th, 2015

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Written and Produced by Ife Samms

Post-Production by Ife Samms

Live Bass, Violin, Melodica by Ife Samms

Recorded at Home

© 2015 Ife Samms (BMI)

Lyric Video

Lyric Video Directed and Shot by Daniel St. Vincent (@danielshotit)

Edited by Ife Samms

Support by Ije Mogoli

 

Live Performance Schedule

Past Shows

August 27th, 2016 : MVMNT Young Adult Volunteer Retreat; YoungLife Retreat Center, Glen Spey, NY

October 29th, 2016: Burning Bush 90’s Throwback Costume Party; Bluebird, Brooklyn, NY

December 15th, 2016: City Love NYC Christmas Show; Leftfield, Manhattan, NY

February 5th, 2017: Connect 4 Superbowl Party; Mable’s Smokehouse, Brooklyn, NY

Upcoming Shows

February 25th, 2017: The Bitter End, Manhattan, NY

March 4th, 2017: No Longer Emergencies; Brooklyn Commons Cafe, Brooklyn, NY

Electronic Press Kit

Live Video

Music Video

Photos

Sample Music

Biography

Ife Samms is a Brooklyn-based, Mixed-Raced Carribbean-American, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer with an original, unheard-of approach to the Christian-Pop genre.

Ife is known for her uniquely creative approach to cover songs, colorfully thoughtful original music, and personable nature in her live performances. Her music is said to be intellectually-stimulating, spiritually moving, and easily relatable. It exists somewhere between a fusion of Pop, Funk, Gospel, Folk, Reggae, and the Avante-Garde genres. Her sound is heavily influenced by Imogen Heap, Janet Jackson, Jonathan Butler, and Bob Marley. (Full Biography Page…)

Press

“Christian artists tend to play it safe when creating music. Rarely do you find an artist willing to explore sounds, textures and to have a playful nature when writing music. Ife Samms is such an artist.” – Solid Ground Reviews (Full Press Page…)

Upcoming Performances

February 25th, 2017: The Bitter End, Manhattan, NY

March 4th, 2017: No Longer Emergencies; Brooklyn Commons Cafe, Brooklyn, NY(Full Performance Schedule Here…)

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