Kayla Scott

Why book Kayla Scott?

Kayla Scott is an accomplished vocalist born and raised in NYC. Kayla covers a range of styles from pop to broadway to r&b to jazz and is available for weddings, parties, bands, studio or session work, and more! She can be hired as a solo/lead vocalist, , music educator, event host, actress, guest speaker, background vocalist or voice actor.

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Helped orchestrate a surprise engagement for my fiance!

I contacted Kayla approximately a month before coming to NYC from SC and she was very easy to correspond with in getting all the details hammered out. I had a carriage ride arranged in central park and her and the driver contacted each other to make sure the location and timing was perfect. After I proposed Kayla sang At Last by Etta James while me and my fiance slow danced and it was very romantic and she did it with no music! She has an amazing voice and I would recommend her for any occasion your planning!

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Reviewer: Shawn C.
Event: Other in New York City, NY
Event Date: Mar 23, 2013
Hired As: R&B Vocalist

Seasoned pro with a powerful angelic voice

Kayla Scott is a singer that I have worked with in both a live & studio setting. One of talents that struck me right away, in the studio, was her ability to take direction and execute. Even the the smallest nuance was able to be altered by her, vocally, and still keep that great performance.
I've seen numerous times the audience respond to Kayla when she has a featured spot on stage. She's a joy to listen to. She delivers it with rock'in soul & musical integrity. Kayla would be a great vocal asset in any situation. Mark Fineberg Saxophonist/Producer

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Reviewer: Mark F.
Organization: Bronx Bear Music
Event: Other in Westchester, NY
Event Date: Mar 16, 2011
Hired As: Pop Singer, Rock and Roll Singer

Recommend Highly

Kayla Scott is incredibly professional and understands the needs of event organizers and guests. Her rate is very reasonable, especially for the high quality event she delivers. Besides having a fantastic voice and the ability to go from pop to big band to rock seamlessly, she is reliable and honest. She really makes an event come alive.

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Reviewer: Shari H.
Event: Wedding Reception in Queens, NY
Event Date: Mar 6, 2013
Hired As: Pop Singer, Broadway Style Entertainment, Pop Singer, Wedding Singer

Kayla Scott Ladies and Gentlemen!

I met Kayla (2012) on the job with "Current Affair", and was I ever in for a Pleasant Surprise!!! Kayla is a very strong, dependable vocalist; she's just as fresh at the end of the night as she was at the beginning of the night ... she loses nothing (diction, pitch, range), and she's a pleasure to watch while performing! A beautiful young sister Kayla Scott!!!

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Reviewer: james K. S.
Organization: jksmusicny
Event: Wedding Reception in Brooklyn, NY
Event Date: Apr 11, 2013
Hired As: Pop Singer, Broadway Style Entertainment, Jazz Singer, Jingle Singer, Pop Singer, R&B Vocalist, Rock and Roll Singer, Wedding Band, Wedding Singer

A real talent. A real singer who loves to perform.

Kayla Scott in my opinion is a fantastic singer. She has great range and quality to her voice. Whether it be a dance tune or a beautiful ballad it all sounds perfect when this young lady sings them. Experienced, professional and passionate about her career is what you will see when she is on stage. Then when you meet her and talk to her you'll see how polite and personable and down to earth she truly is. Kayla Scott will be a highlight at your event and will have your guests talking about her long after the party is over. Speaking from experience hire Kayla Scott you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewer: Richie S.
Event: Private Party in Queens, NY
Event Date: Mar 30, 2011

Awesome!!!

I hired Kayla to record an original song I wrote for our non profit foundation. I had Kayla sing the lead vocals and I couldn't be happier! Her professionalism and dedication to the project was outstanding. Her vocals added energy to the song and made it exactly what I was looking for. I would highly recommend Kayla for any project / event and you will be blown away! Scott N. Schoolnami, Inc. President

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Reviewer: Scott N.
Organization: Schoolnami, Inc.
Event: Studio Session in Naugatuck, CT
Event Date: Nov 10, 2012

Kayla is an incredible vocalist!

I'm an audio engineer and I've had the privilege of recording a few demos for Kayla. Her voice is mind blowing! Not only does she shine in the studio but her stage presence and performance are impeccable. I would highly recommend Kayla for professional vocalist projects.

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Reviewer: Ramona D.
Event: Bar/Lounge in New York City, NY
Event Date: May 12, 2012

Beautiful Voice & Personality

I am with the Merrell Down & Dirty Mud and Obstacle Series Presented by Subaru. We had our annual event at Pelham Bay Park a couple weeks ago and Kayla Scott performed the National Anthem for over 10,000 attendees. Her voice is one of a kind and we were so thankful to have you join us. We will definitely invite you back next year. Best Wishes!

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Reviewer: Alisha B.
Event: Sporting Event in Bronxville, NY
Event Date: Sep 30, 2012

Kayla is special!

I am an elementary school music teacher in Queens, NY. I recognized Kayla's talent when she was in the first grade and sang at our Glee Club holiday concert. Her sense of pitch, rhythm, harmony and general stage presence struck me as amazing, and I knew that she was going to make her mark in the music field. I'm so proud to have helped to contribute to Kayla's interest and love of music. A multifaceted and gifted performer!

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Reviewer: Fern N.
Event: Other in Rego Park, NY
Event Date: Dec 22, 1999

An Amazing natural talent!!

I've known Kayla since she was just a young girl. I've been her voice teacher for many years, and I must say that her talent far exceeds most!! As we say in the business, she's got great chops!! I've heard her do cover songs that sound as good if not better than the original artists'. Have had many stars come through my studio, even Taylor Swift, but no one's voice stands out in mind as much as Kayla's!!

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Reviewer: Norma G.
Event: Other in New York City, NY
Event Date: Oct 31, 2006

Top notch!

The first time I heard Kayla sing it was obvious to me that she is a pro. As a clasically trained musician, it is quite easy to distinguish a great singer from the rest and with Kayla it was a no brainer. Listening to her sing on several occasions gave me enough time to evaluate her ability to sing various genres, which she does with equal brilliance. Her vocal range, technique and voice control are just a few of the strong areas that make her a great singer that she is.
Personally, I would strongly recommend Kayla to anyone looking for a vocalist for any event.

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Reviewer: Michael K.
Event: Competition in New York City, NY
Event Date: Jun 1, 2012

Great session singer

I've used Kayla a session singer for numerous demos. Kayla always comes prepared and has a very versatile catalog of genres she can cover. I highly recommend her to all!

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Reviewer: Matt F.
Organization: The Fox Experience
Event: Studio Session in Great Neck, NY
Event Date: Jul 11, 2012
Hired As: Pop Singer, Pop Singer

Awesome in a bottle!

Its far and few between that you meet that very special entertainer that is able to create a presence in her room without overshadowing the guest of honor. Kayla is personable, approachable and just nice to be around then she belts out song after song of soulful, high energy awesomeness. Her versatile range makes all genres of music possible. I could listen for hours and hours! Talent, Pride, Confidence, God given gift.... dunno but this one is an up and coming star!

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Reviewer: Peter T.
Event: Fundraiser in Wantagh, NY
Event Date: Feb 12, 2012

Absolute Control and Talent..

A gem to say the least.. Even more so providing an amazing vocal presence, she has amazing control and isn't your above average belter.. She's better. Obviously you can just tell by one listen, that the talent she possesses isn't just talent, it's talent-honed. I've had an honor of listening to her talents on more than one occasion, and every performance from what I've heard is as refreshing as her voice...and... it's consistent. Need a singer who'll wow everyone experienced and non-experienced? Don't look further than Kayla

-Renato

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Reviewer: Renato H.
Event: Corporate Event in New York City, NY
Event Date: Oct 29, 2011

Gorgeous!

Kayla has been a featured singer at our nursing facility and our residents just love her! She takes her time to talk with them before and afterwards and is very kind. She is very engaging to watch and always interacts with her audience. It's pretty rare for someone so young to have such a vast knowledge of big bands and swing type music as she does. This is the kind of music that our mostly older patients love because it is from their childhoods. We love having her. I would highly recommend her for any event. Very professional.

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Reviewer: Gloria G.
Event: Private Party in Flushing, NY
Event Date: Sep 29, 2012

Amazingly talented vocalist!

I have seen Kayla perform on several occasions, as a soloist and also backed up by a live band. To sum it up, she is an amazingly talented vocalist and performer. She can sing anything from pop to standards, show tunes to R&B, and everything in between. She's dynamic, believable and entertaining in her performances and I get chills listening to her every time. It was an absolute privilege to see Kayla perform live and can't wait to see her future performances.

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Reviewer: Melanie L.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Floral Park, NY
Event Date: Apr 23, 2011

Clear as a proverbial bell and delightfully entertaining

Kayla's crystal clear phrasing and warmth enhance pop standards, Broadway melodies and contemporary tunes, among many genres. She is a dedicated artist who takes her craft seriously with an enviable effervescence. I have seen a number of performances, both as a featured soloist and a member of an ensemble in a musical production. Kayla leaves me with a smile on my face. I have always felt that she enjoys performing and expanding her skill. She is a sheer delight. I would consider hiring her for a special occasion without hesitation.

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Reviewer: Patricia M. B.
Event: Other in Flushing, NY
Event Date: May 19, 2005

Truly powerful, dynamic, rivetting performer!!!

I took in Kayla Scott's performance at the Resorts World Casino. Her performance was dynamic, polished and engaging. Her voice is one of the most powerful, beautiful contemporary voices that I have heard from new artist. Her range in genres is a wide one. Her band was professional and enjoy their stage presence and performance. Their professional set list was truly interesting and it left me with something to go home and sing to. Kayla Scott and her band rock! I recommend Kayla for all venues.

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Reviewer: Carmen G.
Event: Casino in New York City, NY
Event Date: May 12, 2012

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 15 - 360 minutes
  • Fee: $50-$2500
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Overview

A client can expect to be satisfied to the fullest no matter what capacity I entertain in.
I am the lead singer for one of the top wedding/corporate bands in NYC, I front a rock band, I teach private voice lessons, I do session work/jingles, I compose, I perform at nursing homes and assisted living/retirement homes, etc.
Because of my extensive background and growing up in a family of musicians, I am comfortable with all styles of music ranging from big band and swing, to opera, to rock to the dance hits of today!

I can provide a band or orchestra if necessary for a substantial additional cost for large functions.

I can provide DJ services for events for less than 100 people.

I can provide karaoke hosting services.

I can provide music education services.

I can provide music lecturer/guest speaker services.

I am available for work as an Adele Tribute Artist.
(1) https://soundcloud.com/kaylascottmusic/set-fire-to-the-rain-kayla?in=kaylascottmusic/sets/promotional-demo-2012
(2) https://soundcloud.com/kaylascottmusic/rolling-in-the-deep-adele?in=kaylascottmusic/sets/promotional-demo-september

Additional Booking Notes

Depending on the type of work hired for, some "gigs" will require a contract. Others no.
Services must be paid for at time of completion.
I accept cash or company/personal check only.

Past Booked Events

04/17/14 Atrium Bar @ Foxwoods Resort & Casino - CT
04/13/14 Private Event - Long Island, New York
03/29/14 Atrium Bar @ Foxwoods Resort & Casino - CT
03/20/14 Recording Session - NOLA, New York City

Kayla Scott

New York native Kayla Scott, 25, is a vocalist. With roots based in jazz, pop and soul, her sound is unlike most with an incredible range, passion, and depth which she utilizes to showcase her versatility.

Born October 25th, 1987, Kayla began studying dance at the age of three. She spent 11 years learning the likes of ballet, tap, theater, modern, and jazz/lyrical. While mostly taking private instruction, she also got the chance to take classes at the prestigious American Ballet Academy and to perform at the Lincoln Center New York City Ballet at age eleven. Meanwhile, she also focused on her acting training and studied improvisation, comedy and classical theater. She took classes at the Lee Strassberg Theater Institute, and was a part of several regional and community theater productions. Although she loves being a triple threat and continued to dabble in all three aspects of entertaining, her first priority was always her music.

Over the years Kayla has studied voice with the likes of Samuel McKelton (Opera), Jacqueline Presti (Broadway/Studio), Gwendolyn Carter (Choral Studies), Norma Garbo (Club Date Training/Pop/Rock/Jazz), Amy London, Joan Stiles, Kate Baker (Jazz), Junior Mance (Blues), Carmen Lundy, Kate Kelly (Opera) and various others. She has been involved with such groups as the Queens Oratorio Society, The Treble Singers, NY Singers Forum, and various school choirs. She began her Undergraduate Studies at the New School Universitys' Jazz and Contemporary Music program in January 2006.

Kayla loves to just sit back and listen to music that influences her. Such incomparable greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Mariah Carey, Nancy Wilson, and Stevie Wonder have given Kayla such inspiration. In her free time, you'll probably find Kayla out a karaoke bar singing her heart out.

"All I want is for my music to reach out to people. For me, the satisfaction is not fame. It is in knowing that I made someone smile. Music is, after all, what keeps me smiling..." - says Kayla. "...Maybe one day music will be just about music again. I hope that I can be a part of that."

Currently as of April 2011, Kayla is the lead female singer for the amazing "Current Affair Music", former New York wedding/corporate band of American Idol Season 10 finalist Pia Toscano. You can visit Current Affair's website for event booking information: www.currentaffairmusic.com

She freelances with other New York/Tri-State area club date offices and also teaches voice privately. Recording a full length studio album is her next task. She has been working on some new music with some notable producers and there will definitely be more to come for this rising star.

Keep checking back for more information and new music!

Until then, you can follow Kayla Scott on...
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/kaylascottmusic
YouTube: www.youtube.com/kaylascottmusic
ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/kaylascottmusic
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kaylascottmusic
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/kaylascottmusic

The team providing the talent:

Kayla Scott

Lead Female Vocalist

Set List

I am, again, well versed in ALL styles and genres from pop to rock to disco to 80s to classical and more. My repertoire consists of over 1000 songs and I can also learn anything required.

Influences & Inspiration

I've got a BIG voice... but can sing all styles. My personal influences are the greats... Mariah Carey, Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, Adele, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Chaka Khan... and many more.

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