Kaya is an award winning singer/songwriter with her band Science of the Lamps, a passionate artist developer and senior lecturer in performance, vocals, musical theatre and songwriting/creative artistry. She is the educational director and of Vocology in Practice and teach singing teachers all over the world through ViP and BAST Training. Devoted to artist development and student centered teaching, Kaya has been a lecturer at LIPA, University of Chester, ACM and head of singing subject at Baardar Higher Education institutions for almost two decades, as well as performing and writing her own music. She is also the co-founder and artistic director of Threshold Festival, and a general harmony fanatic and vocal geek with an interest in quirky instruments and new experiences.
Originally from Norway, Kaya has made England her home since 1999 and has become an established artist with a track record of performances from “Royal Variety Show”, to the “BBC Songwriting Showcase”, from “Liverpool Sound City” to BBC TV’s Last Choir Standing. As well as these prestigious performances, Kaya frequently tours the UK and abroad as a solo artist or with her award winning band ‘Science of the Lamps’.
Kaya has supported numerous artists, including Brett Anderson (Suede), Noah and the Whale, The Wombats, Lamb, The Farm and Marina & The Diamonds. As well as singing with Seal, Bon Jovi and Ringo Starr as part of Sense of Sound.
Kaya’s original songs have been played on MTV, National Radio in UK and Norway, and have been a part of three plays, two short films and a full feature film soundtrack for which she won a Silver Award for Best Original Sound Track at the International Independent Film Awards in LA.
From 2004-10 Kaya also coordinated and headed up the preliminary judging panel of the “Make it, Break it Awards”; a songwriting contest in collaboration with various partners such as Yamaha, EMI, HMV, British Music Experience, XFM Radio and the PRS. The main judging panel included industry luminaries such as Chris Martin (Coldplay), Harvey Goldsmith, Steve Levine, Guy Moot (Head of A&R EMI), Melanie Armstrong (Rock & Pop Manager HMV), Mark Radcliffe (BBC) and Mike Walsh (Head of Music XFM).
Originally from Norway, Kaya has been an integral part of the Liverpool music scene for over a decade, before a big move to London, Summer 2016. Kaya regularly performs and writes her own material, either with “vaudeville dream pop” outfit Science of the Lamps or for other projects; “yet another impressive outlet for her prodigious talent. She may be small but she has a big voice.” (Getintothis)
Devoted to artist development, songwriting and performance coaching, vocal habilitation and rehabilitation and singing teacher training, Kaya is available for masterclasses, webinars, individual lessons and content creation.