Irrepressible, unstoppable and undeniable, Kiai is an artist who speaks and sings to be heard-- no matter what she's saying. Her songs range from the silly to the profound and in the totality of her expression, she has revealed herself to be a unique singer/songwriter emerging in the New York indie scene.
The child of Korean parents, Kiai grew up in Woodstock, NY. By age 17, Kiai was a full-fledged rebel-- abandoning her classical music upbringing to play at jazz jams filled with Woodstock locals. "My passion came out of the years of repression-- that's where the punk in me comes from," she explains.
Kiai is poised to bring her infectious spirit to unsuspecting audiences from coast to coast. "I make music for me and the listener to really enjoy. In the midst of the world's turmoil we have to enjoy our lives as much as we can. That's what my music is made for."