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“Teenage singer-songwriter Kyra Daniel is already proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Since becoming a member of Mini Pop Kids in 2020, Kyra has gained confidence and an incredible stage presence after being given countless opportunities to perform live for kids and parents across Canada and the USA with the MPK troop. Last year, Kyra was added to Jayward Artist Group’s talented roster and released her debut single “Like It’s Summer”. Kyra’s mature voice has started to catch the attention of notable people in the music industry such as Mickey Guyton, Brittany Spencer, Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men, and Nashville Music Exec, LeAnn Phelan. As a result, LeAnn connected Kyra with producer/UMPG songwriter Evan Cline which led to a trip to Nashville for Kyra to record her first EP”.
When did you know you wanted to be a musician?
I knew I wanted to be a musician when I was 5 years old. Specifically a singer/songwriter. I always loved Disney princesses, and Frozen was the first movie that sparked my passion and dreams. My inspirations have moved on from princesses to pop queens, but I’ve never lost sight of my goals.
Are you trained? How did you develop your skills?
I’ve been in singing lessons since I was 5, and I’ve had the great experience of touring and performing live with the Mini Pop Kids.
Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
Beyonce is my biggest inspiration, alongside Alicia Keys and Whitney Houston.
How would you describe your sound?
I think my sound is soulful, energetic and powerful!
What’s your favourite tune in your repertoire and why?
“Words Mean Something” has to be my favourite, simply because I wrote it based on personal experiences that made me who I am. It is mainly about how I have been treated in school, and how I believe that you can rise up from tough experiences and come back stronger than ever. My key message is that if you have anything bothering you or something important on your mind, make sure you speak to someone about it because your voice matters.
What can audiences expect from one of your live shows?
Performing live is one of my favourite things to do. From my live shows, people can expect a fun, exciting, surprising, and inspiring experience that I hope will make them feel as good as I do when I perform.
Where can we find your music?
You can find my music on all streaming platforms! Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, etc. For updates and more content, you can visit my Instagram.