Independent music artist, songwriter, guitarist, and entrepreneur, Kyla Simone has been passionate about music and the arts since she can remember. Her drive, creativity, and ability to rise through life's challenges is apparent in her music and compelling faith based lyrics. Some of her greatest influences are Asa, India Arie, Emeli Sande, and Laura Mvula to name a few. Having successfully performed on a plethora of amazing platforms such as the Howard Theater, the Universoul Circus at the National Harbor, as the main artist for the LOVE Girls Magazine Awards which also featured young actress and honoree Yara Shahidi from the ABC TV series "Blackish, musical guest on Atlanta Live on WATC 57 television station, opening for Sunday Best alumni Alexis Spight, as well as sharing her talent at numerous local churches and community events, she is well on her way to making a great splash in today's music industry but more importantly is making an impact on the lives of so many. Kyla Simone released her debut EP entitled "FlySoar" in Fall of 2014. This project embodies Kyla's unique sound which is a mix of contemporary soul and world music. Currently, Simone is in the process of working on is working on her debut album entitled "Rise."
In addition to her artistry Kyla Simone is the founder of Girls & Guitars Official which celebrates and provides an ongoing event based platform for multi-cultural young women who sing and play guitar. Kyla is also the co-director of a local girls mentoring program and also founder of Life Arts Girls Dayshop, an annual creative arts and life skills conference for tween and teen girls.
Kyla's mission is to be an advocate for the broken and inspire hope and perseverance to those who need to be encouraged. It is through her music and creative talents that she hopes to accomplish this mission.
NOTABLE PERFORMANCES: The C Room, Atlanta GA (Dec 2013)
Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo (Mar 2014, Mar 2015)
Society Restaurant & Lounge (June 2014)
DC Mall “Freedom Fest” (July 2014)
Serengeti Gallery & Cultural Center (Oct 2014)
DMV Christian Music Awards (Oct 2014)
Good News Cafe, Harrisburg PA (Nov 2014)
Busboys & Poets, K Street DC (July 2011, Dec 2014)
The Howard Theater, DC (Jan 2014)
The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore MD (March 2015)
Takoma Station Tavern, Takoma Park MD (April 2015)
Tree House Lounge, DC (May 2015)
Terra Cafe, Baltimore MD (Sept 2015)
Electric Maid, Takoma Park MD (April 2016)
The Loft, DC (May 2016)
Hylton Memorial Chapel, Woodbridge VA (June 2016)
Universoul Circus, National Harbor DC (July 2016)
Atlanta Live, Norcross/Atlanta Georgia (July 2016)