Kayte Strong is a singer, songwriter, keyboardist, arranger, producer, and most recently a successful independent recording artist and feature writer (Billboard Books). Her independent label has been featured in Keyboard Magazine, and continues to grow in strength and popularity, with over 70,000 recordings of her music sold at festivals and concerts around the United States.
The album "Heart Of The Ocean" was written, performed and arranged by Kayte in her home studio located in Nashville, Tennessee in only seven days.
"Dennis Bryon brought me food and water and tons of encouragement...his production advice was incredible...he knew that I was on a roll and he did everything to see that I didn't stop until I was finished. What we ended up with has a flow to it that is very natural and fluid."
As a keyboardist in the nineties, Kayte performed with some of the most successful artists of the fifties, sixties, and seventies before audiences as large as 25,000 people while a member of the "Crews Coalition Band" based in Los Angeles, California. Some of the artists she performed with were:
Al Wilson, Chris Montez, Lisa Lynne, The Champs, The Superbs, The Coasters, The Platters, Mel Carter, Tommy Roe, The Originals, The Safaris, Frankie Ford, Jimmy Beaumont, The Fleetwoods, The Intruders, Rosie and the Originals, the Penguins, Jewel Aikens, Paul and Paula, Sly, Slick & Wicked, The Three Degrees, The Tymes, Eddie Holman, Brenton Wood, Barbara Mason, Dee Dee Sharp, Little Eva, Barbara Lewis, Guy Mitchell, Richard Berry, Gaynel Hodge, The Delphonics, Barbara Lynn, Peaches & Herb, MC Blvd, Brenda Holloway, Al DeLory, the Chris Cobb Band, and Ilona (Poland).
She was then "discovered" in 1998 by Grammy award-winning producer Al DeLory (Glen Cambell, Beachboys) after singing only one song in a church in Nashville, Tennessee. Al DeLory brought Kayte out to Nashville to record with some of the finest musicians, and the result was the highly successful album "Four Roses", which continues to sell strongly after its release almost three years ago.
Kayte Strong is now the most popular vocalist/instrumentalist touring the festival circuit, with performances every weekend; 10,000 to 500,000 people are in attendance at each festival. Her touring partner and and producer Dennis Bryon was one of the musicians responsible for the incredible success enjoyed by the supergroup "BeeGees"; Dennis was involved in the production process and was the drummer on such hits as "Staying Alive", and "You Should Be Dancin'".
As a solo act, Kayte has opened for Earth, Wind and Fire and The Friends of Distinction, and been on radio and television on the west coast as a commercial jingle singer. Her radio credits include performances on WSM ("the Opry Station", one of the most prestigious stations in the country), WFIT (Palm Bay, Florida), WLBE (Leesburg, Florida), WBMK in Bismarck, North Dakota, the CSA Country Jam in Laurel, Maryland, and National Public Radio (NPR). She has sung on HBO in one of their movies of the month (Widow's Kiss), a major motion picture starring Sylvester Stallone and Shelley Winters ("Touch Of A Stranger"), and performed as a keyboardist on the syndicated television shows "Eye on Hollywood" and "Cagney and Lacey". She is about to become a published writer for the first time in the Billboard Books release "Tales From The Rock And Roll Highway". She has written cues and title music for video in "Erik Winalda, American Hero", and several nature documentaries.