Kroh is a remarkable 17-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, Meghan Trainor,
Sam Smith, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood,
We The Kings, Pentatonix, Coldplay, 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
keep visiting www.KaylaKroh.com, Facebook and Twitter
to keep track of this promising young artist.
Kayla is a fulltime distinguished honor student at Central
High School and dual enrolled at Penn State York, she
juggles her busy performing schedule with also being
involved in Senior Honors Choir, Concorde 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 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
Bobby Gentilo at Right Coast Recording Studio, she got
in the studio and brought the songs to life and released
her E.P. entitled “On Your Own”.
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.
19, 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 for recognizing her
unwavering commitment to her music.
March 30, 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!!”
Kayla’s 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
She has also had the pleasure of opening for Emblem3
and 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. As you can
see from the various artists that she has been privilege
to open for, she is able to adapt and amaze her audiences
within any genre. The future is wide open for Kayla
and her love of music! She has busy but fun filled schedule
for 2015, be sure to follow her on all means of social
media for updates!
the MyRuralRadio.com FALL FEST FIVE recieving the ARTIST OF
THE YEAR AWARD
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!