Blending her soulful vocals with razor-sharp rock tonalities and pop sensibilities, singer-songwriter Kyla Charter has lent her voice, and rhythm guitar playing to a number of both local and international musical artists, including the likes of Alessia Cara, July Talk, Zaki Ibrahim, The Queer Songbook Orchestra and Melbourne based rock band Kingswood. Hot off the heels of her European tour opening for Patrick Watson, Kyla is currently crafting her first record with the support of FACTOR Canada and the Ontario Arts Council.
A Toronto native, Kyla can also be heard singing background vocals on the forthcoming July Talk and Rich Aucoin albums respectively. She has appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, The Bambi Awards, Made in America Festival, The European Music Awards, The iHeart Radio MMVA’s, Danforth Music Hall, Kee to Bala, CBC Festival at Echo Beach, Massey Hall, Budweiser Stage, Scotiabank Arena, The Barbican Center, and Madison Square Gardens.
A Humber College, Jazz and Contemporary Vocal Performance alumnus (with teachers including Larnell Lewis and Rik Emmett), Kyla’s musical approach weaves her remarkable gift as a storyteller, with A Capella vocal percussion, and dynamic rock, R&B and folk melodic aesthetics. Borrowing widely from an eclectic musical spectrum, in large part the result of a truly multicultural upbringing in the metropolis of Toronto, her sound is whole world, all heart.