(i am) isis is a high energy, in-your-face band formed and fronted by soul-rock-phenom, isis. the band currently consists of bassist Mike Koltosky, drummer Manny Mav, guitarist Diamond Dave, and keyboardist Isaac Childs who bring her crazy, color-filled melodies to life on stage.
with an affinity for rock-infused guitars and thrashing delivery, this five-piece crew has positioned themselves to thrive within the music and entertainment industries. their sound is an eclectic fusion of rock and spoken soul, with a bluesy funk for the new millennium. isis has been described as “an edgy and fresh brand of soulful truth”, who is both haunting and mesmerizing. The band’s live shows have been characterized as an energetic explosion of power and grace.
their mission is simple: find you, feel you and free you.
that mission has allowed isis and the band to grace the stages of premiere venues and events across the country, such as the Knitting Factory, Santos Party House, DROM (New York), the historic First Avenue (Minneapolis), and the Watts Festival (Los Angeles). they have also opened up for a wide range of artists and speakers, including jessica Care moore, Wyclef Jean, Dr. Cornel West, Ursula Rucker, Firewater and India.Arie.
isis, herself, has been featured as Soul Train’s artist of the month, following her debut video “Drive Me” on Comcast On-Demand. of Liberian parents, the Newark-born, Minneapolis-raised phenom is also winner of the 2012 National Poetry Awards winner for Spoken Word Single/Performance of the Year” for her single, “I Saw You”.
Brooklyn-based, she and the band are currently putting the final touches on their highly anticipated debut album, amazingly random, due June 2014. The album’s single “All of Me” will be released April 22 in advance of the project.