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kayla solo guitarist

cape town [Jazz, World, Blues]

 
 
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kayla performs at amphitheatre in CT waterfront
Kayla is a South African solo acoustic jazz/blues/latin/world guitarist , she has a style that allows her to play bass lines , chords and melody's all on one instrument...this polyphonic approach to playing the acoustic guitar allows her to create a full sound with as many as 3 parts simultaneously from only one instrument.

she sometimes also performs with a vocalist or ensemble,

Kayla uses a nylon string guitar to give a natural warmth not gotten from steel string instruments,

she has spent the last 4 months composing a new jazz/blues album and is hoping to tour her new show worldwide in 2008 ... she has previously toured extensively in South Africa and internationally

She has also been composing film soundtracks her composition "long street" was used in a movie featured at the 2006 Berlin film festival, and recently 2007 she has composed and recorded soundtracks for a short art film and a documentary both of which are in Australia (jan 2008)

I'M KEEN TO MEET OTHER MUSICIANS WORLDWIDE ALONG WITH ANY MANAGEMENT, VENUE OWNERS OR BOOKING AGENTS WHO WOULD CONSIDER BOOKING ME TO PERFORM IN VENUES AROUND THE WORLD.......[/color]

I love to travel and live by the old musicians credo....'HAVE GUITAR WILL TRAVEL'[/color]

My performances and travels have taken me half way around the world (South Africa/ United Kingdom/ France/ The netherlands/Germany/ Switzerland/ Italy/ kingdom of Bahrain/ Arab Emirates/ Thailand/ Singapore ) and i am so excited and looking forward to exploring the other half,with possible tours to Mozambique/ Thailand/ Spain/ Mexico in the pipeline for 2008.

It's the independence about being a solo acoustic guitarist thats so wonderful ..... i can perform anywhere worldwide, anytime with minimal set up ,i literally arrive and can perform 20 min later, it's as easy as plug in my amplifier tune up and play...since everything i need for intimate venues i can carry with me on the airplane,

Obviously bigger venues need more sound.... but this independence is a huge asset over say a pianist who has to rely on the venue to provide a piano , then each piano has a different sound or feel....

Also i can perform in venues that want live music but don't have the physical space for a pianist or the budget to buy and upkeep a high quality piano.

"SO ACOUSTIC GUITAR EQUALS FREEDOM" [/color]

(a quote from Gabriela one of my favorite acoustic musicians from Mexico)

ENJOY MY MUSIC , I DO [/color]

In a technological age i love being able to take a piece of wood with strings attatched to it and make beautiful music especially on an instrument whose design has changed little since the 1600's and not have to rely on computer backtrax or special effects to produce a full sound.

Everyone of us have hopes and dreams and I am fortunate enough to live my dreams,

What do I want out of life?

"I just want to travel the world and make music thats melodic and grooving, essentially finding love in music, art, and people." [/color]

hugs Kayla[/color]

TO CONTACT KAYLA email her at

kayla.acoustic.guitarist@gmail.com [/color]
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PhatPhut
PhatPhut says:
{ 10-25-2008 23:23 }
Sounds really nice. great solo work...keep it coming.
Sonja Perenda
{ 05-27-2008 15:21 }
What a gifted guitarist you are! I gave you 5! Please stop by and give your rank too :) Take care, Sonja
Andrew Hindu MCcarthy
{ 04-06-2008 22:28 }
thats good soug u have there good going........if u have time to have a listen to my music just belt away but anyway i give u a high five55555 just giveme one to .lol..just hit me back ....
3days
3days says:
{ 02-26-2008 17:17 }
Your truly a gifted artist awsome sound your very blessed to have such a wonderful sound Thanks for sharing your gift with the world... 3days
The Council
{ 01-27-2008 21:30 }
You certainly have my attention , well played ,great feel, I count my thumbs as fingers too!. You sound great ,wish you all the best/fives /chazz/peace
No One Cares
{ 01-23-2008 12:44 }
You have a wonderful sound and a great talent. Keep up the great work and good luck in the future. Dew
~Cheryl Russell- Jazz Vocalist~
{ 01-23-2008 05:29 }
Thankyou for sharing your music....you play beautifully! Peace, ~Cheryl~
DFLIGHT
DFLIGHT says:
{ 01-19-2008 16:19 }
beautiful!!! 5 from me!!!!....DFLIGHT
Arshreddian Orchestra
{ 01-18-2008 00:21 }
i dig it...great guitar work (5)...shred on...
The Lawn Boys
{ 01-15-2008 19:42 }
Beautiful!
Kelley Krueger
{ 01-14-2008 20:22 }
Beautiful guitar playing Kayla... Your playing shows your exceptional technical abilities and your skillful chordal arranging... alot of time & hard work to play like you do... (5) Kelley K
Texz Tornado
{ 01-08-2008 18:33 }
Wow!!!! And Wow!!!! What else can I say! You are very, very talented. I just love my female guitarist, and your playin' leaves me BREATHLESS!!!!! 5555555's all day long. WOW!!!! Beautiful style smooth technic just FLAWLESS!!!
Kicking Saturday
{ 01-08-2008 18:08 }
VERY NICE BIG 5
Glenn Brace
{ 01-08-2008 15:53 }
Dear Kayla , anything that has 6 strings and is played as well as yours is always makes my ears prickle up and i pay attention. Well done, great playing and sound production. Kindest regards glenn brace in Australia
JammyBen
JammyBen says:
{ 01-08-2008 05:06 }
I like the sounds you got flowing up in here ... Top class work which surely deserves a top rating ... I have given you a 5 ... Keep the good work going ... Respect
j gutta az henchman
{ 01-07-2008 17:38 }
you are a diamond in the rough phat 5 from me come check me out maybe we can do some work show some love back
AIENARAI
AIENARAI says:
{ 01-07-2008 11:33 }
Hi baby. splendid work. beautiful also. I think that to qualify the art of other people is something unjust. For me, each musical note comes from our soul. and the soul is as pure as the same music. !Take a five for the life! ¬°Greetings! John Speedy.
Briana-Mariaah
{ 01-07-2008 00:59 }
Hi,your music sounds really good!I gave you a 5 cause you truly deserve it!You should set up a free account at www.celebrityhilltv.com,and upload some of your music there. Bye!Have a terrific day! ~Briana-Mariaah~ Check me Out Too!
Jeff Wahl
Jeff Wahl says:
{ 12-09-2007 15:33 }
Hey Kayla. Your playing is awesome. Keep up the good work. Solo guitar forever! Jeff
T.Mac.
T.Mac. says:
{ 11-29-2007 17:12 }
You sure know your way around those frets, excellent tracks, good luck to you, 5. T.Mac.
Leo D
Leo D says:
{ 11-27-2007 23:14 }
Beautiful playing. I enjoyed listening! Rated you a 5
Ron Ouellette
{ 11-02-2007 17:36 }
loved your playing ,I share your passion for melodic classic guitar music.your talent gets big 5!
Crazi Sister
{ 10-17-2007 23:53 }
very nice sound of nylon strings! I always wanted to be able to play acoustic but I suck at it, so I cover my mistakes with distortion :) LOL. Keep it up!
Availe
Availe says:
{ 10-17-2007 21:45 }
Love the finger work....Great music.
Dale Costa Fortune
{ 10-17-2007 08:45 }
one vote, 2 thumbs up
Plan Be
Plan Be says:
{ 10-17-2007 07:00 }
Wow! high5
YuR dAsY
YuR dAsY says:
{ 10-13-2007 16:19 }
FANTASTIC. THANK YOU
revolta
revolta says:
{ 10-13-2007 13:54 }
love it!!! great showcase very talented keep up the good work n good luck 5.
Larry Bisson
{ 10-13-2007 13:12 }
Very Nice! Very Gutsy!!! Youlike walking the Highwire! Kudos! Gave U 5! Play For Peace!
Jozua K.
Jozua K. says:
{ 10-13-2007 09:38 }
Real and Natural on the acoustics. Beautiful passage & loops to gives rich consonances colouring. You've got that Soulfingers and good Vocalist too. Rate (5) and thanks for the music!
Briana-Mariaah
{ 10-13-2007 02:57 }
By the way,I am your 20th vote!Bye!
Briana-Mariaah
{ 10-13-2007 02:56 }
I love the way you play that guitar!You got my vote!I gave you a high rating!When you have the chance,please return the favor and check out my showcase!I'm gonna listen to the rest of your songs!Thank You So Much!Have a terrific day! ~Briana-Mariaah~
No
No says:
{ 10-12-2007 20:09 }
I like it!!! you have come a long way I see, don't you think about stopping. Keep on playing.. great tone and sound in general.. PURE 5 from us.. cheers
BROOKSY and the THE SOUND COLLECTORS
{ 10-12-2007 15:35 }
LIKE THE MUSIC VERY MUCH. PERHAPS ONE DAY I WILL MASTER THE SAME STYLE. BROOKSY
The Country Connection Band
{ 10-12-2007 14:58 }
HEY THERE KAYLA! WE ARE "BOTH" RATING YOU MANY "555555" TODAY! WHAT A "GREAT" TALENT! LOOOOVED "GEORGIA"!!! PLEASE VISIT US AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF OUR COUNTRY SOUNDS. TERRY AND SHERRI SMITH "THE COUNTRY CONNECTION"
GERONIMO PAULETTE
{ 10-12-2007 12:38 }
Great guitar playing, very talented (5) Keep up the good work. Come and stop by. Geronimo
Johanna Balogh
{ 10-12-2007 09:18 }
Dear Kayla! Your playing is absolutely beautiful! I so love your music!! It is wonderful that you are contributing beauty that this world so much needs! Highest 5 for you always with Love and Peace!
Mr. KK
Mr. KK says:
{ 10-12-2007 07:43 }
Nice playing guitar , gave 5
Zhangmin
Zhangmin says:
{ 10-11-2007 22:28 }
say hello!
Alicia
Alicia says:
{ 10-11-2007 17:50 }
Hi! Sounds really good.
A Cup Of Joe
{ 10-10-2007 20:30 }
enjoyrd your playing very much a five Joey ray
Bernie Mckenzie
{ 10-06-2007 07:32 }
Wow Great tunes my favorite "lady is a Tramp" super sound,so relaxing. Post my showcase when you post some more tunes big 5 for these tunes....Bernie
Betoner aka Dirrty Birdy
{ 09-30-2007 02:37 }
big up from germany....by the way check out my myspace page!! http://www.myspace.com/betonerakad irrtybirdy maybe you would like to add me ;)
Tears of the Dying
{ 09-14-2007 08:28 }
You sound awesome. We might be metal heads but we have an appreciation for all music.Keep up the good work.5.Check us out if you want.
Jim O
{ 09-10-2007 06:20 }
Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. You are one very talented guitarist, you really make your guitar sing. Keep up the good work, it's a 5 from me.
David Hendershot
{ 09-08-2007 15:29 }
Thanks for the comment i just listened to your music and its great. keep on playing.
Greg Everett
{ 09-07-2007 08:12 }
Kayla, Thanks for your kind words. You are an accomplished musician so your comments are quite meaningful to me. May your beautiful music bring you everything you could ever want.
Jeff Wahl
Jeff Wahl says:
{ 09-06-2007 16:54 }
Awesome Kayla. I love your music and your philosophy. "Solo Guitar equals freedom". I love that quote! Right on! Jeff Wahl
John Phil Wayne  (Jazz Guitar Solo, No Overdub)
Hello there I am Keith McLean, spokeman for JP Wayne and I am writing on his behalf to thank you for your appreciation and also to congratulate you for your sweet music. That's very good so carry on, you'll make it. Cheers, Keith.
Ron Wess MusaQ! ElectroniQ MUSAQ!
{ 09-01-2007 05:57 }
Mellow&Smooth.Love The Guitar!yo hey whats up,good stuff you got,stay bangin. hey if I didn't tell you,welcome to SYM!I was gone for awhile ,but I'm back!Get at me just posted new Track "Yesterday,Today & Forever" Get At Me! PEACELOVE&GODBLESS! RON WESS
Kevin K. Gagnon
{ 08-31-2007 18:14 }
Very soulful playing!! Very talented!! 5`4`sure!!
The HookUp
{ 08-31-2007 14:25 }
Sounds good keep it up
Muso
Muso says:
{ 08-31-2007 06:42 }
Hi Kayla - Awesome stuff - love the rhythm and bass-lines! Gave you a 5. Muso
Mr. My City
{ 08-30-2007 21:23 }
♪♫Welcome! Sounds good 2 me! I wish you nothing but success in your journey to stardom! I give u a 5, keep getting them! Please rate my showcase♪♫
Ray Perkins
{ 08-30-2007 20:48 }
beautiful music. I really enjoy your passion for your talent. God Bless, Ray
LanceNight
{ 08-30-2007 19:22 }
It is so good hearing someone who can actually play the instrument. I really enjoy your playing and it really fills up even though it is only one instrument. Keep it up. LanceNight