Kroh is a remarkable 16-year-old indie artist from York,
Pennsylvania - a beautiful and soulful singer, songwriter
and stunning beyond her years in performance. If you
ask Kayla who inspires her indie style, her list of
artists include: Miranda Lambert, Adele, Dolly Parton,
Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, We The Kings, Pentatonix,
Cold Play, Jesse J, Pink, Nora Jones and the list goes
on. Her ability to write her own music and take cover
songs from various genres and make them her own unique
acoustic style has landed her a very solid following
and show schedule. Be sure to visit www.KaylaKroh.com
to keep track of this promising young artist.
2013, Kayla’s hard work and dedication to her
music was awarded MyRuralRadio.com 2013 Artist of the
Year. This honor was awarded to Kayla during Fall Fest
Five held at Naylor’s Winery. Special thanks to
Mike Males and Trampas Ferree.
Kayla is a fulltime distinguished honor student at Central
High School, she juggles her busy performing schedule
with also being involved in Senior Honors Choir, Concord
and within the theatrical department at school. She
never waivers from her music, but continues to strive
to make it diverse and enhanced with each show.
began taking voice and guitar lessons from local educator
and performer Heather Sneeringer in August of 2010.
These lessons sparked a fire that led Kayla to attempt
writing her own songs. May 18, 2012, with the help of
producers Bobby Gentilo and Jason Hoffheins, she got
in the studio and brought the songs to life and released
her E.P. entitled “On Your Own”. While Kayla
was only 12 years old at the time, her songwriting and
singing abilities along with a talented group of seasoned
musicians, they created a mature and polished product
that belied her young age. Her music is now featured
on MyRuralRadio.com, SongwritersIsland.com, iTunes,
Amazon.com and CD Baby.
2014 Kayla received a call at 10:45AM and by 1:30PM
was sound checking at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg
where she had the pleasure of opening for Canaan Smith
and Parmalee! Her flexibility and unwavering dedication
to her profession allows her to be called upon on short
notice and landed her a fantastic review by Bev Miskus
from WAY North of Nashville: http://waynorthofnashville.com/nothing-could-be-finer-than-feels-like-carolina-live/.
And accolades from Paesan from WGTY posted the following
comment about the show: “What a show! And who
shined? Again?? Way to go Kayla Kroh!! Everywhere I
listened, you were the buzz!!”
also had the pleasure of opening for Scott McCreery
& Kristy Lee Cook at WGTY Jingle Bell Jam 2013,
in which she received a standing ovation from 3000+
in attendance. The day following her performance Paesan
from WGTY posted: “What a JINGLE BELL JAM!!! What
most impressed me?? Kayla Kroh knocked me out!! Only
16 with a voice sounding much more seasoned and man
can she write some relatable music!! Don't get me wrong,
Kristy Lee Cook was good and Scotty McCreery was everything
and more than expected but, KAYLA KICKED BUTT!!”
has also had the pleasure of opening for Melanie Martinez
at the Chameleon Club, for Bucky Covington in a MDA
Benefit Concert and for John Michael Montgomery in a
Fundraiser for Lt. Kelly. In March of 2014 she will
be performing at the “These Colors Don’t
Run” benefit for the Keystone Warriors and the
list goes on! The future is wide open for Kayla and
her love of music! She has busy but fun filled schedule
for 2014, be sure to check her out!
Mom, Kortney, my family and friends for all of your support
and believing in me! Could not do this without you all!
I love you! <3
Males for all his support and the creation of my new website!
Sneeringer, my former vocal/guitar coach. She taught me
to believe in myself and work hard towards my dreams!
Gentilo and Jason Hoffheins for producing & co-producing
my E. P. “On Your Own”!
and Sue McCaughey, for giving me my first opportunities
to perform live!