GRAMMY- nominated singer/songwriter Ayiesha Woods will unveil her sophomore offering Love Like This
next Tuesday to both rave reviews and a new partnership with APA Talent Agency.
awards Woods’ album a 4.5 star review by saying, “’Love Like This’ is a breath of fresh air, exploring lots of different genres. Ayiesha has definitely outdone herself with this album, and is a must-have for any fans of R&B or urban music.”
heralds her as well as, “A stylistic bohemian, Woods continues to stretch urban pop to places this branch of music rarely dares visit."
Woods has also recently signed an exclusive booking agreement with APA Talent Agency. With major offices in Beverly Hills, New York, and Nashville, APA is one of the largest full service talent/literary agencies in the U.S., representing top artists in all genres of music, as well as theater, movie, and literary clients.
“APA is proud to represent Ayiesha Woods with her reputation of a solid work ethic, soulful lyrics and a dynamic live show,” says APA agent JR Montes. “She is a perfect fit for our roster and we anticipate the long-term and very rewarding future ahead.”
Along with the first single “Love Like This” going for adds at both CHR and AC radio formats, Woods is highly visible on the touring circuit. Major performance slots this year have included Creation East, Lifefest, Creation West, Life Light Festival, Music Boat Cruise 2008, Girls Get-A-Way Cruise 2008, and various other spot dates. A favorite on the Women of Faith and Revolve tour circuit last year, she joined the cast for five dates this summer.
Woods has merited popular and critical acclaim for her power-packed Gotee debut Introducing Ayiesha Woods
. The album garnered Woods a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album”, as well as nabbing an additional nod in the Dove Awards “New Artist of the Year” category. CCM Magazine followed Woods’ career as one of three emerging musical talents for 2006 in their “Band Wagon” column, and MTVU.com’s URGE service (www.urge.com
) picked Introducing Ayiesha Woods in their 2006 TOP 10 year-end list for Inspirational music. Her hit single “Happy” was also used an ad campaign for the DVD release of the Russell Crowe film, A Good Year. Musically inclined since childhood, Woods has seen her share of accolades including a 2004 “Producer of the Year” award from the Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards, and a Marlin Awards’ “New Artist of the Year” and “Contemporary Vocal Performance of the Year (Female).”
For more information on Ayiesha Woods, check out www.gotee.com