Kyla Charter

  • June 25
  • 8:00 pm
  • TD Main Stage - OLG Grove
  • Free

As part of an evening curated by Rap N’ Roll/Dalton Higgins

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Band

  • Adrian Hogan
  • keyboards, synthesizers
  • Adrian Bent
  • drums
  • Stacey Shopowitz
  • bass

Blending her soulful vocals with elevated harmony and razor-sharp pop sensibilities, singer-songwriter Kyla Charter has lent her voice, and rhythm guitar playing to a number of both local and international acts, including the likes of Alessia Cara, July Talk, Zaki Ibrahim, The Queer Songbook Orchestra and Melbourne based rock band Kingswood. The young artist is focusing in on her solo artistry, having opened for Patrick Watson on his European tour in 2020, and more recently at Massey Hall. Kyla’s debut album Edible Flowers was released in April of this year to resounding acclaim. Her singles Doubts, Qwyn, and Bach to the Future can all be heard on CBC radio’s After Dark with Odario Williams, and Metro Morning.

The Toronto native can also be heard on July Talk’s Juno Award winning album “Pray For It” Album as a featured artist and co-writer, as well as Rich Aucoin’s CBC #1 hit How It Breaks. Kyla 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, 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.

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