ABOUT KAIYA

15-year-old Kaiya Gamble’s dynamic and deeply emotional voice will leave you speechless. This soulful pop singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist based in Calgary, Alberta has captivated large and small audiences since she was just 9. Her music can be described between Alessia Cara, Sara Bareilles, Alicia Keys and the legendary Lady Gaga. But it is Kaiya’s powerful message of inclusivity and hope that makes her growing fanbase truly become ‘super fans,’ proudly a part of her journey to reach bigger and bigger audiences worldwide.

RELEASED MARCH 30, 2022

NEW SINGLE

The story within “Sweet Talker” is a journey. At the beginning, the other person has all the power. They broke your heart, never loved you and that hurts, a lot. By the end, there’s a self realization that you are the person in charge. You’re better off without the toxicity and you weren’t to blame. This song is a goodbye to the toxic people in and around your life, and a hello to the power you hold within yourself!” – Kaiya

 

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"Kaiya is undeniably a force to be reckoned with in the music industry today and for years to come. There are no words that could possibly be worthy as a description of this young artist and what she is doing and can do. This is only the beginning for Kaiya."

Kim Cyr, NOW and THEN Magazine

"You can put me on record as being the first to say that this young lady, in 3-5 years, will be opening for the likes of Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes. Never have I seen such raw talent and force."

Brett Kissel, CCMA & JUNO award-winning artist

"In this atmosphere of unrealistic expectations, pressure to conform and a lack of genuine connection, Kaiya's music seems to ease the burden of youths as they transition into young adults. Kaiya lives to bring hope and positivity to a demographic that sorely needs it"

Justin Kudding, JUNO award-winning producer

RELEASED NOVEMBER 5, 2021

This song is all about falling in love for the very first time. It reminds me of when I first started music five years ago. I was completely in love with writing, singing and playing the keys, but at the same time I had no idea what I was doing. That innocence is special because everyone was once at a place where they were completely inexperienced at loving something or someone. I think all people can relate to that.” – Kaiya

RELEASED dECEMBER 7, 2020

“This is a song that will forever hold a special place in my heart. It was the first song I recorded, the first song I released and the first song I wrote that had a message that really touched people’s souls in a way I never could have imagined.

“Speak Out” is a story of courage, and to see so many people be touched by its message is the greatest honour you can have as an artist.” – Kaiya

Composed/arranged/performed all the instrumental music for ‘Mission Ready,’ a podcast created by STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), a nonprofit air ambulance medical organization based in Western Canada created to serve the most critically-ill and injured patients (2022)

Named Standout Artist in Lawson Vocal Studio’s national ‘Becoming’ contest (2021)

Nominated for 2 YYC Music Awards: Pop Single OTY (“Speak Out”) & Prophets of Music Emerging Artist OTY (2021)

Featured on a Times Square Bilboard (2021)

Placed Top 3 in the International Women’s Freedom Song contest (2021)

Co-wrote with notable Canadian songwriters: ANNIKA, Spencer Cheyne, Justin Kudding, Aaron Pollock and Lydia Sutherland (2021)

Winner of Alberta Music’s Individual Micro Grant contest (2021)

Has a 4-page feature in Amazon Bestseller book, ‘Women of Inspiration, Women Driving Change’ (2021)

Debut single “Speak Out” premiered on CBC Radio’s ‘Key of A’ (Dec 5, 2020 | official release date: Dec 7, 2020)

Youngest artist to be featured on HOLR Magazine’s ‘In The Mirror’ podcast (2021)

Winner of the Youth Excellence Award at the Women of Inspiration Ceremony (2019)

 Showcase Artist at Canadian Music Week (2022) ***youngest artist selected to perform

Feature Performer at the National Lead 2 Impact Summit (2021)

Feature performer at the Distress Centre’s National Lend An Ear event (2021)

Created and produced ‘Kaiya Live,’ a free online benefit concert benefitting three organizations: CINIM (Alberta), Wickfest (International), and A Sound Life (Australia). The event featured international artists Lenka and Edo Kahnwas and received support from Brett Kissel and Hayley Wickenheiser (2021)

Performed at Universal Women’s Network’s ‘Peer to Peer Jams & Role Model Talks’ event (2020/2021)

Headline performer at Wickfest Festival (2019/2020/2021)

Feature performer at the Vera and Friends Benefit Concert, produced by Murray Ord (Legends of the Fall) (2018/2020)

Feature performer at the Brett X Brett Christmas Concert, hosted at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary (2018/2019)

Feature performer at the Women of Inspiration Awards (2018/2019/2020)

Feature performer at Brett Wilson’s OMGP event in support of adolescent mental health (2018/2019)

Performed alongside CCMA & JUNO Award winners, Brett Kissel and Paul Brandt (2018/2019)

Feature performer at Paul Brandt’s ‘Not In My City’ benefit concert to end human trafficking (2018)

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CONTACTS

BOOKING & GENERAL INQUIRIES

kaiyagambleconnect@gmail.com

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Mélanie Vautour | Highway 79 Music Business Services

PUBLICITY

Samantha Pickard | Strut Entertainment

RADIO PROMOTION

Bill Miller | Sharp9 Music