2016 Lis Johnston Award Winning Artist Kayla Dwyer is continuing to impress on the Australian music scene, from her home town Koroit in Victoria’s Southwest, to the stages at the Tamworth Country music festival, and soon, the world.
With an eclectic blend of music genres, Kayla is a dynamic musician, representing a fresh, contemporary era of folk music.
Kayla is a natural story teller, and this is shown from her song-writing to the way she engages her audiences at large music festival’s, to local gigs at venues across Victoria’s Southwest, and across country.
At 24 years of age, Kayla has already written and produced her debut album ‘Devil Within’, has completed a Bachelor of Education, and is heavily involved with the CFA as a firefighter, education facilitator and of course, a performer at a number of events all over the state. Kayla is also making a name for herself performing the Australian National Anthem at events all over the country.
As a result of her captivating performances and infectious personality, Kayla has been runner up in the singer/songwriter competition in Tamworth, and more recently, Kayla was awarded the Lis Johnson Memorial Award for vocal excellence at the 50th National Folk Festival in Canberra which has boosted her profile in the industry.
The iconic Great Ocean Road has been Kayla’s creative backdrop whilst growing up. The musically rich town of Warrnambool is where she developed her passion for writing and performance. It was the perfect place for Kayla to capture humorous truths and delve into both the virtues and hardships of life. She doesn’t hold back and sings with a hint of sass, in a way only Kayla can.
She has shared the stage with some of Australia’s best artists, more recently Troy Cassar-Daly and Damien Leith, she has also headlined with Shane Howard, Mike Brady and Alan Caswell.
One of Kayla’s newest song’s ‘The Fireman’ is quickly becoming a hit, and will feature on a new album she will record in Nashville later this year.
You too will be intrigued and captivated by Kayla as she takes the stage somewhere near you.