Jamaica has over the years produced a handful of female groups. But what most lacked were musicianship, great talent, beauty and versatility. And that’s exactly what all female band Adahzeh is bringing to the table.
The five member outfit comprises Kadian Hamilton (lead vocalist born December 7); Chevanese Palmer (bass guitar born October 2nd); Karissa Palmer (Keyboard born May 11); Tashana Barnett (drums born April 3); and Tara-Dean Williamson (guitar born September 1).
Karissa Palmer graduated from St Jago High School in 2010; she currently attends the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts as a 3rd year student and is pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Music Education. Kadian Hamilton graduated from Charlemont High School in 2011; she currently attends the University of the West Indies as a 1st year student pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. Chevanese Palmer currently attends St. Jago high School as a 5th form student. Tara-Dean Williamson graduated from Spanish Town high in 2007; she currently attends Excelsior Community College as a 4th year student studying Management Information System. Tashana Barnett graduated from Ferncourt High School in 2010; she currently attends the University of Technology (UTECH) as a 2nd year student studying computing.
Dubbed the Kings Daughtaz, Adahzeh is on the rise having impacted many of the live performance showcases across Jamaica. Fans have been left mesmerized with the vocal delivery, astute showmanship and diverse musical offering that the five member outfit has become renown for.
The group was formed in 2013. It started with the vision of Karissa Palmer, the leader of the group who dreamt about being part of all female ensemble. This dream slowly became a reality when research was done and possible prospects of the band were found.
The search was conducted in January of 2013 by attending live performances, scouting out female musicians, making connections with friends who knew female musicians and simply by word of mouth. The search ended June when the five-piece band comprising a lead singer, drummer, bassist, keyboardist and a guitarist was formed.
Whether it’s a lovers rock vibe, or music that stirs the soul into action or even waking up the inner rebel in you, the girls offer that and a whole lot more. They are also working towards bringing the full entertainment package. From the high-class, edgy, trendy appearance, to the creativity and musical ingenuity and to compliment those attributes, there’s the sizzling high-energy performance with choreographed dance movements.
Some of the group’s musical influences include Maroon 5, Shuga Mamas, Rihanna, Beyonce, Jazmine Sullivan, Dubtonic Kru and Tessanne Chin.
With a unique sound fusing reggae, dancehall, rhythm and blues, rock and techno, the girls have blended their talents to create something new for the music industry. And they are determined to leave their musical footprints across the globe.
Their goal is to significantly leave a mark in the music industry and to bring positive music to Jamaica and ultimately the world creating a great impact and the motivation to move to greater heights.