Couch Time: New Artist Spotlight – Khela

 

Khela is an artist that touches the spirit of all those she comes in contact with. Being a singer and songwriter, her engaging persona and her captivating vocals readily entice through soulful renditions of masterfully tailored music.

A native of Northern California, Khela has always been a lover of music. She began moving people’s hearts while singing in the church choir throughout much of her childhood; it was this ability to capture an audience that earned her the #1 spot at the California State Fair singing competition in 2006. From that point forward, she resolved herself to the pursuit of a career in the music industry.

She’s worked with a myriad of producers, some who are industry notable as Tomcat Productions (Pop Artist- Brook Hogan and “So You Think You Can Dance” syndicated television show) and GotBass Productions (DJ Quik, Lyrics Born) as well as fresh talent P.O.W. Music and The Kid Spiff.

Noteworthy achievements include working with GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter J. Myers, producer Lloyd Richmond (The Platinum Finger/Zoe’s Baby Music Publishing), performing at Rasellas Jazz Club in SF, the San Francisco & Vallejo Juneteenth Festivals, the San Francisco Civic Center, as well as The Viper Room in Hollywood. She was also reviewed by the Industry Magazine (http://industry-mag.com), April 2010 and Rapstar Magazine, August 2011 issue.

She will be adding to her repertoire of growing achievements over the summer of 2011 with a soulful new single titled “Walk With Me”, a recently released EPK, pivotal performances at prominent venues, and sharing the marquee with artist(s) such as Lenny Williams (former lead singer of Tower of Power), Latoya London of American Idol and YouTube sensation Karmin.

She has recently been named as an official nominee for a 2011 Hollywood Music in Media award for her song “Walk With Me” as best R&B/Soul song, and was also chosen as a Top 6 semi-finalist contestant in the BMI “Know Them Now” Unsigned Songwriter contest.

Khela is represented by Velvet Rhythm Entertainment (VRE Music), spearheaded by Paula R. (Prototype, Even Odds, Paris Cimone, Universal Music Group). With mindful guidance and superior business acumen, VRE is crafting and laying the foundation for Khela’s stellar and successful career as one of the most notable, memorable, and fresh new R&B/Soul talents to originate in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

 

Click HERE to check out her promotional video!

Click HERE to view more pictures and to hear her music!