With a deeply soulful voice and wisdom far beyond her years, Kaiya Gamble is a versatile pop singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Calgary, Alberta. With musical influences such as Alessia Cara, Sara Bareilles and Kelly Clarkson, Kaiya’s music has been described as a beacon of light, containing an undeniable message of empowerment, positivity, and hope.
Kaiya’s sophomore single, “I’m In It,” is about falling in love for the very first time. It’s an upbeat track with a catchy melody, rich piano and groovy percussion. The song was recorded at CCMA-nominated state of the art recording facility, OCL Studios, and produced by JUNO award-winning producers, Spencer Cheyne (Mackenzie Porter, Leaving Thomas, Jocelyn Alice) and Justin Kudding (Brett Kissel).
“This is one of my favourite songs I’ve written. I was fortunate to write with two amazing co-writers on the song, singer-songwriter ANNIKA and JUNO award-winning producer, Spencer Cheyne. I remember coming away from the writing session and I listened to the demo almost every day. Normally I hate listening to myself sing but this song helped me appreciate my voice and my writing.”
Her debut single, “Speak Out,” was released in December 2020 and premiered on CBC Radio’s ‘Key of A.’ The song placed Top 3 in the International Women’s Freedom Song contest (2021), received airplay on Alberta’s top radio stations and was nominated for Pop Single of the Year at the 2021 YYC Music Awards.
Kaiya was recently named Standout Artist in the ‘Becoming’ contest. She is also the youngest artist ever to be featured on HOLR Magazine’s ‘In the Mirror Podcast’ and she was nominated for the Prophets of Music Emerging Artist award at the 2021 YYC Music Awards.
Recognized as a philanthropic artist, Kaiya regularly performs in support of charitable causes. At only 14 years of age, she has already performed for thousands of people, at over 60 high profile events. She was the first ever Canadian recipient of the Women of Inspiration Youth Excellence Award in 2019 for her work in music and philanthropy.
“Standing for something and reflecting it in your actions aren’t always aligned. In Kaiya, however, there’s a perfect synergy between belief and action.” – Justin Kudding
Her performance highlights include headlining at Wickfest Festival (2019/2020/2021) and performing alongside CCMA and JUNO Award winners Brett Kissel and Paul Brandt (2018/2019).
“You can put me on record as being the first to say that this young lady, in three to five years, will be opening for the likes of Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes. Never have I seen such raw talent and force. Kaiya is the whole package.” – Brett Kissel
Kaiya is on the path to becoming Canada’s next pop breakout artist. With an incredible work ethic, passion for music, strong values and undeniable talent, Kaiya Gamble is destined for great things.