The Musical Bio of Keisha STARR!
No one noticed when a songwriting phenomenon named Missy Eliot appeared in the industry as one forth of the R & B group of Jodeci going by the name of “Sista”. Yet when the world got a taste of what she really had to offer we were all hooked. One gets the same feeling upon hearing Keisha for the first time. Her sultry vocals are catchy and pleasant to hear.
Born as Keisha Antonette Wizzart, this college student grew up in a house full of music. With her West Indian heritage, she watched attentively as her father wrote songs and played the piano and mother sang with other close family members to form the first reggae collective in Baltimore called the “Determination Band.” Keisha traveled with the family band since the age of four, modeling their devotion to music and appreciation for distinctive melodies.
By the tender age of ten Keisha wrote the first song of what has become a prolific list of impressive materials. Penning lyrics, with verses such as: “If I could turn back the hands of time baby you know I would/I would take back all the things I said only if I could/Because time has passed but the feeling have not/ Come back home and give love another shot.” Keisha seemed to have possessed a maturity beyond her years in understanding the effectiveness of the simple sentiment of love.
She used that ability throughout her adolescent years to propel her as the author and star of several school plays, and talent shows; by grade seven she was published author of poetry, wining numerous writing contests.
Unable to avoid the writing bug, she continues to write songs for other artists. Keisha has come to a crossroad that most songwriters eventually face; “Will the world accept me as just a songwriter, or should I deliver these songs from my heart with my vocals the way that they were originally conceived?” Giving a listen to a sampler of her upcoming project titled, “True Confessions,” the public will be glad that she chose the latter.
Keisha current work consists of songs such as “Radio”, “Black Rose”, and “Sextacy” with lyrics such as “If sex was a drug everyday I’ll be high/Waiting on you and that’s no lie/If sex was a drug you would be my host/And I’ll be one smoke from a overdose.” These songs combine risqué yet potent lyrics along with beautifully constructed melodies. Her sweet, airy tones help each tune walk a thin line between teenage pop and vintage R & B. Keisha STARR's musical talent recently cought the eyes island Def Jam who contacted her to purchase music. She's also opend up and performed for some elites in the business such as Elephant Man and Miss Jade. Of top, her writing skills are remarkable which makes her a true STARR!
When asked, what’s the secret to successfully writing a timeless song, Keisha replies “Write what you feel and not what you think others want to hear. If it comes from your heart, it can’t go wrong.” You can honestly hear in each and every song that she’s truly penning from her soul. Keisha plans to take the music industry by storm, and she’s coming strong so look out! Become Keisha Starr's friend on myspace at www.myspace.com/keishastarr.