The City of Mississauga’s Summer Concert Series is back! Every Monday beginning July 19th, we will be releasing new video performances by some of Mississauga’s most talented musicians.
“Powerhouse performer” and “soul stirring artist’, are a few of the terms critics have used to describe the poised and passionate Canadian born vocalist, performer and songwriter known to audiences as, KHAY. With an eclectic mix of musical influences, Toronto born KHAY fuses soulful vocals, cutting guitars, haunting melodies, and unmistakable groove to create and authentic multi-layered musical experience. As a powerful vocalist and entertainer, her movement and music are characterized as a ‘new brand of fusion’. A multi talented artist and performer, KHAY has been extensively trained in New York and Los Angeles and is pleased to be re-based in Toronto. Formally trained as an actress, singer, and dancer, her professional accomplishments, span decades and continents.
With countless professional Theatrical and Film and Television credits to her name, she is proud to have been an original cast member of the Tony Award- winning Broadway Musical ‘RAGTIME’, and a cast member of the musical ‘FOSSE”. While on Broadway, she performed in concert with Chita Riviera, Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli, Glenn Close, and Rosie O’Donnell. She has also played ‘Anita’ in West Side Story for the Stratford Festival and has appeared in numerous roles on television and in film including an appearance in the Academy Award wining film ‘Chicago’. With a departure from the world of professional musical theatre, July 2011 marked the beginning of a solo musical journey for her, with a direct focus on writing and recording her original music. Her debut EP ‘I AM’ was released in October 2014. Since this time, KHAY and her band have headlined to capacity houses at multiple venues in Toronto, Ottawa and throughout Ontario. Creating, recording and performing live are the heart of her artistic work while providing live music entertainment.
Guitar: Nick Tateishi
Drums & Percussion: Marito Marques