Raised in a family of preachers and poets, Hoda Mohajerani’s
style is as diverse and unique as her history.
A bitch’s brew of Iranian-British singer, songwriter and guitarist,
Hoda has her debut EP “Arrivals” tucked in her back pocket
whilst pouring the alt-rock world the first shot from her
forthcoming full-length album “Miracle Inc.”
From the blues-rock autobiographical song “Arrivals” to the defiantly
energetic “Whole” embracing the paradox of identity, to her anthemic
new single “Raging Waves”, Hoda’s songs are universal breakers
brimming with lyrical imagery- real and mythical- they swell from
a personal depth to re-position history and politics once again
within human experience.
In the throes of the Iranian revolution of 1979, Hoda and her family
fled the country just before the government shut its airports. They
lived in exile, in Paris at first, where a young Hoda would put on
records and monster headphones to silence the constant boom of
political banter in her home. Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Ricki Lee Jones,
Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Supertramp, The Doors, Neil Young,
Jimi Hendrix, Patti Smith, The Clash- these were some of the artists
that showed the young political immigrant how music transcends borders.
A warrior, a rocker and a woman of heart, Hoda has charted a
unique course through the tides of her cultural and religious background
to get here, and it looks like she’s going to stay.
Hoda has performed across Europe and Britain including London’s
legendary 100 Club, Kunsthalle, Ottakringer Soho Festival, Vienna
Music Festival Reigen and Ost Klub with guest appearances
on BBC television and radio.