Sam I Am Montolla is an artist in motion. She started with dance at a young age and her love of music led this independent artist to singing and songwriting. Brought up with Caribbean parents, exposed to Hip Hop culture through dance, singing Gospel with Montreal Jubilation Choir for a number of years and a lover of R&B and Funk, this Montreal songstress with all this diversity has made it apparent in her style.
Starting off 2019, SAMIAM MONTOLLA is the Songwriter Resident for the Dawson City Music Festival. She has also been a featured artist on The Songwriter’s Association of Canada in 2012 and in April 2017 was a featured artist on the MAtv series “Studios, Lofts and Jam Spaces” produced by Juliet Lammers that was chosen to be shown nationwide on CBC. She has worked with Shashu, Monk-e, Waahli, the Narcicyst, and with Jai Nitai Lotus, she is featured off his mixtape”ACKNOWLEDGEMENT” and Album “AFFIRMATIONS” as well as Shashu’s EP “STREET X” and “BATTLE ANTHEMS”. Also, a staple member of Kalmunity. “MADE HER” is her first EP, a 6-Track body of work that infuses R&B, Funk, Soul and Afro-Rhythms, produced by SHASH’U (Fool’s Gold/JoyRide).
She has currently put out her next project, INTRO TO INDIGO. Came out this May 2019! It has gotten a great response, with a “Projet De La Semaine” mention in VOIR and has been on the Palmeres Adisq Radio Campus list from June 18-July 8th. She was also one of your finalist for the People’s Choice Awards 2019 for Toronto Funk and Soul Festival with the track I GET MY FUNK. She is diving into producing, recording and mixing, giving more range in her creations.
INTRO TO INDIGO Cover Art by Anais Chloé
SAMIAM also has many other talents and one in particular is Dance. A known Hip Hop dancer and Waacker, she has contributed to the culture in Montreal and internationally, such as New York and Paris. She has taught dance for years and competed in Dance Competitions, as she is one soulful freestyler. Apart of the THE CHAPTER, she is under the alias PRINCESS SHAYLA.