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BIO

It is said eyes are windows to the soul. But the windows to Kaisha Lee’s soul are her powerful voice, introspective lyrics and harmonious melodies.

From playing piano since age six to hearing her dad sing tunes from their native Jamaica, music was always in Kaisha’s life. It might have been destined then that, at 15, Kaisha (also known as Kaysha) began to nurture her voice through participation in gospel choirs. Eventually, she toured Canada, the U.S. and France with the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, received a Gemini award as part of the Sharon Riley and Faith Chorale and performed at Barack Obama’s inauguration. Kaisha also worked as a vocal and piano theory teacher. She credits these experiences with helping her to embark, in summer 2009, on a solo career.

With a fusion of mid to up-tempo reggae and soul-influenced R&B, Kaisha’s song topics range from life’s ups and downs to love and inspirational messages. After releasing a mixtape demo called Undefined in 2010, which produced local Caribbean radio mainstays such as Heart of a NinJah, Kaisha went on to focus on single releases. Among these were the positive dancehall tracks Clean Heart Order and Rise Above It.

Mostly recently, however, Kaisha returned to the full-album format with the December 2014 release of I Heart Reggae. The project was launched through two events, aptly titled I Heart Reggae Montreal and I Heart Reggae Toronto, which showcased local reggae in each city. Thus far, the project has produced the single Speak to You. The second single, Be Mine, released February 1 2015 is a lovers rock groove.

With plans to promote the album worldwide throughout 2015, Kaisha began the year by making her solo TV debut on Global News when, in January, she performed Speak to You and spoke about her album. The appearance was followed with a successful party for Speak To You at downtown Montreal’s chic Time Supper Club. 

While the solo TV appearance may have been her first, Kaisha is no stranger to live performances. As a mesmerizing entertainer Kaisha has performed at Toronto outlets such as Afrofest, Trane Studio jazz lounge and Follow Your Instinct’s talent showcase; New York City’s most well known open mic night at the Village Underground; Montreal’s Le Piano Rouge Lounge (where she was an in-house performer in 2012 and 2013), Club Soda (opening for top Jamaican artist I-Octane), Belmont (opening for veteran reggae artist Luciano), Devi and Club Balattou. She was also the opening act for reggae star Etana at the 2014 Montreal International Reggae Festival. 

Kaisha has even taken her act across the pond to England where, in 2010, she staged a successful showcase. During the trip, she also conducted media interviews and collaborated with British artists. Her musical travels have also landed Kaisha in Jamaica, where she embedded herself in the recording process and music scene — performing at Suzie’s Bakery in Kingston, opening for controversial poet Mutabaruka and celebrating Haile Selassie I’s visit to Jamaica by singing at Tuff Gong Studios.

An ever-growing fan base has seen Kaisha expand her musical ventures into the I Heart Reggae clothing line. The items, made of all-natural fibres such as hemp and bamboo, are available via iheartreggae.ca.

Kaisha’s music, meanwhile, is available through iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets. It can also be found on mediums such as SoundCloud and YouTube.

 

 

 

 

MUSIC

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Kaysha Lee Itunes

(Refer to Discography below  for list of all Music.)

VIDEOS

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DISCOGRAPHY

Round n Round Dec 2009

My Hearts Crying For You Jan 2010

Pirates in The Ship April 2010

Why Don’t Cha May 2010

Undefined MixDL Sept 2010

Undefined Untagged Demo cd Sept 2010

Happy Holiday Dec 2010

Happy Holiday Reggae Mix Dec 2010

3 Weeks March 2011

Take Me From Disgrace March 2011

Just To Be With You Video  April 2011

Do Do Do May 2011

Prototype June 2011

Heart of a NinJah Re-release June 2011

Juss Gwan Sept 2011

Rock In the Dancehall Oct 2011

War Wid Me Nov 2011

What Kinda Fruit Nov 2011

War Wid Me Jan 2012

God King March 2012

When I fall In Love/Waiting In Vain Video April 2011

Clean Heart Order Nov 2012

I Am Dec 2012

Walk In Love April 2013

This Love June 2013

Light Shall Rise June 2013

Free Your Mind June 2013

Rise Above It  September 2013

Speak To You September 2014 (released September 10th 2014 by DJ Talia on Jamaica #1 radio station Irie fm)

I Heart Reggae December 2014

Be Mine [ I Heart Reggae] Feb 2015

GIGS

 

Present & Upcoming: Refer to list on the front page http://KaishaLee.com

Past:

Harlem Restaurant Toronto

Afro Fest Toronto

Irie Fest Toronto

Trane Studio Bar and Resto Toronto

University of Agriculture Jamaica (Opener for Mutabaruka)

Trench Town Rock Festival Jamaica

Suzie’s Bakery  soul night Jamaica

Club Soda Montreal (Opener for I-Octane)

Le Piano Rouge Lounge

Centre Philou fundraiser

Club Balattou – The Soul Of a Woman (Mar 2013)

Prophecy Izis Album Launch (April 2013)

Indie Rootz Label Launch (April 2013)

Opening act for Demarco Live in Montreal (May 2013)

Taste Of The Caribbean Food Festival (Montreal May 2013)

Le Vétiver Bistro Lounge (June 2013)

 St Lucia Cultural Association

 Jamaica day Montreal (July 2013)

 Luciano Live @ The Belmont Montreal (December 2013)

 Jingle Rock MCSO Montreal (December 2013)

 Chezidek Live @ The Belmont Montreal (December 2013)

MTL Jamaica Association (April 2014)

Richardson Rehabilitation Centre Apri 2014

A Taste Of The Carribean Food Festival (May 2014)

Mango Bay (May 2014)

MTL Transit Football Anthem Singer (Summer 2014)

AfroFest (July 2014)

MTL Jamaica day (July 2014) 

Montreal International Reggae Festival (August 2014) (Opener for Etana)

Culture Explosion (August 2014)

Chateaguay Horizon Black Community Association (September 2014)

MTL dub Session #12 (November 2014)

I Heart Reggae (December 2014)

Time Supper Club (January 2015)

Bob Marley Tribute Jamaica Association (Febuary 2015)

 I Heart Reggae @ Ascension TO (Febuary 2015)

 I Heart #Reggae w/ live band les Bobards (May 2015)

I Will Survive @ Le Belmont ( June 2015)

MTL Jamaica day (July 2015) 

 I Heart #Reggae in London, Ontario (July 2015)

Rythmes au Feminin @ Club Balattou (July 2015)

Harbourfront Festival Toronto (August 2015)

Calgary Reggae Festival (August 2015)

Montreal International Reggae Festival (August 2015)

“Lift Your Soul Up” video release (November 2015) 

Montreal International Reggae Festival (August 2016)

Queens of Reggae ( September 2016)

 District St-Joseph, Quebec City (October 2016)

I-Octane, Thatre Berri MTL (October 2016)

 

 

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