With a deeply soulful voice and wisdom far beyond her years, 15-year-old Kaiya Gamble is a soulful pop singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Calgary, Alberta. Landing somewhere between Alessia Cara and Sara Bareilles, her music has been described as a beacon of light containing an undeniable message of empowerment, inclusivity, and hope.
RELEASED MARCH 30, 2022
“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
"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."
"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."
"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"
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
I'm In It
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
Named Standout Artist in the ‘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)
Feature Performer at the National Lead 2 Impact Summit (2021)
Feature performer at the Distress Centre’s National Lend An Ear event (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)