Pop and alternative singer/songwriter, Kayla Katelyn Cariaga, known by her stage name as Kayla Cariaga has an up-beat, poppy vibe with an ability to turn anything acoustic and add sparkle to any sound.
At the age of four, she began to sing and found a passion for using her voice, immersing herself in the world of music and the arts. At the age of 10, she learned how to play the piano at the age of 10 and experimented with writing poems. Her poetry soon turned into songwriting and she decided that she wanted to become a musician.
Dedicated and motivated, she began working towards her first releases, with the upmost care and attention. In summer 2012, she released two singles, “Everything” and “Snow Flakes,” at the mere age of 12. She followed up with her first debut EP “Memories,” containing five songs in 2015. In March 2016, she dropped her third single “Stars Around” and is consistently growing an audience that relate to her emotion led songwriting and captivating voice.
Kayla Cariaga has worked with some of the music industry’s talented songwriters such as “Jackie’s Boy” from Universal Music Group and also performed at their charity event in California. She’s also collaborated with legendary musician Richie Cannata from Billy Joel’s band on a single titled “Rule the World” that was released on June 9, 2017. As a result, invitations have flooded in for her to work with high profile artists from within the U.S. and abroad.
Along with being a talented songwriter, Kayla Cariaga is also an experienced performer with the ability to put a crowd at ease and entertain them. Each performance she gives is fueled by the deep-rooted emotion that listeners crave. At 13, she started performing at various events in Orange County, Rockland County, New Jersey, and New York City and as far as Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas. She’s since been asked to perform at town festivals, music festivals, and music conferences, including CMJ (College Music Journal) in NYC, Millennium Music Conference, Cape May Singer/Songwriter, Springboard South, Jersey Shore Festival, New York City Marathon, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, and Comic Con as well as at charity and private events.
With supportive family, she is currently studying at SUNY Purchase while balancing her recording and performing with her education. Continuing to build her career, she has since received music distribution deals in the U.S. and abroad and publishing deals locally. She has worked with very talented producers in New York which she continues to do so. Just recently, she started working with two awesome LA producers whose songs have hit the Billboard charts. Her family has been very instrumental in guiding to the next level of stardom.
On May 4, 2018, Kayla Cariaga completed her first new single titled “Gone.” It is now available for download and streaming from all the online music outlets. Currently, she is in the midst of working towards the production of a few more singles. Her second EP was released on March 15, 2019. Kayla Cariaga is very excited about her new songs and new sound, and is optimistic about the future.