At the age of two, Amber Olivia Kiner started singing in her grandfather’s Missionary Baptist church. Her deep love for soul and R&B sparked her inspiration to begin writing her own music as a teenager.
When she was 15 years old, Kiner performed on the BET Stellar Awards behind Memphis gospel recording artist Earnest Pugh. In the fall of 2014, she began studying at Berklee College of Music. She has recently shared the stage with the Beyoncé Original All Female Band at the Berklee Performance Center, singing alongside Beyoncé’s background vocalist Chrissy Collins and dancing with Ebony Williams, Beyoncé’s original dancer from the “Single Ladies” video. Kiner’s debut EP was released in late March 2017.
Amber Olivia Kiner performs as part of the Concert in the Courtyard series at the Boston Public Library on Wednesday, August 30. Showtime is 6 – 7 PM. FREE.