Kayte Strong is a singer, songwriter, keyboardist, arranger, producer, and most recently a successful independent recording artist and feature writer. She has released ten albums in the past nine years. Her independent label has been featuredin Keyboard Magazine, and continues to grow in strength and popularity, with over 100,000 recordings of her music sold at festivals and concerts around the United States.
As a keyboardist in the nineties, Kayte Strong 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 has performed with are:
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, Dennis Bryon (Amen Corner, Bee Gees) 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 in town, and the result was the highly successful album "Four Roses", which continues to sell strongly after its release over six years ago. With the release of "Four Roses", Kayte had to give up all her other gigs and concentrate solely on her recording career.
Kayte Strong is now one of the most popular vocalists touring the craft and art festival circuit, with performances every weekend; 10,000 to 500,000 people are in attendance at each festival. Her touring partner and current producer Dennis Bryon was one of the musicians responsible for the incredible success enjoyed by the supergroup "BeeGees" in the seventies and eighties; Dennis 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 was on radio and television on the west coast as a commercial jingle singer. Her radio credits include performances on WSM ("The Opry Station"), 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 became a published writer for the first time in the Billboard Books release "Tales From The Rock And Roll Highway" which was released last June. She has written film cues and title music for video in "Erik Winalda, American Hero", and several nature documentaries.