North Hollywood, CA
"Music is in my blood." Growing up listening to musical tales of her family: from her uncle, Ornette Coleman, and his experimental jazz, to her mother, a singer on Broadway, to her grandfather, a nightclub pianist all his life...kelda could not help but set out to create a musical lengend all her own.
Before the age of 18, kelda had moved all over the country, living in six states and attending 11 schools. The only constants in her life were god, her mother, and her piano. Even during these troublesome moves, usually involving great distances, her mother always insisted on bringing the antique, upright Nordheimer piano along. And so, at the early age of 11, her musical transformation really began to take its course, when she altered her focus from Bach and Chopin to her own work. As she has stated, "the journey of songwriting has made all the difference."
With musical influences from Tori amos and Sarah McLachlan to Fiona Apple, kelda's unique and hypnotic songs can liven the hungriest of audiences and soothe the loneliest of hearts. The music draws its strength from her multicultural background creating a sensual union of pop tapestries and melodious piano-based alternative rock with immediate lyrics and a youthful sincerity that's earnest, open, and real.