Hailing from the South Bay of Los Angeles, California, Keira was raised on classical and Christian choral music, but that didn't stop her from belting out to R&B's biggest divas when she wasn't learning Beethoven on the keys.
"As a child, I fell in love with 90's R&B," she said. "Give me that soulful Mariah Carey or smooth 85-90 BPM Aaliyah any day."
Surrounded by performing arts, she grew up singing, dancing and writing poetry, but after her parents' divorce, she struggled to adjust to life with a single mother. "I had a very tough time with it, " she admits. "I was angry and confused, too young to understand, but too old to forget." Dancing quickly became her outlet as she aimed to become a principal ballerina, when she fractured her toe right before college dance auditions.
She attended University of California, Santa Cruz, where she began to major in music, but dropped out of the program after several people advised her against the instability of a career in entertainment. Upon graduating, she dabbled briefly in fashion, when she lost her job during the recession.
"I thought I was doing everything right. Graduated from a four year university, working a corporate job." Forced to sell her things and move back home, she struggled to refocus her direction when she reconnected with her love for music. Since then, Keira has graduated Musicians Institute in Vocal Performance and has been working her way into the industry, working for industry giants such as Interscope Records, Roland and The Grammy Foundation. In 2010, she finished as a Top 10 Finalist in ETTV Top Idol, performing at Club Nokia, LA Live. Keira has performed on stages all over the U.S., touring in a cover band performing everything from Journey's classic tunes to David Guetta's energetic club hits.
Keira is currently focusing on bringing her artistic vision to life and has joined forces with hip hop producer Kenny Dubb of Outtastep Music, LLC. whose "couture of hip hop beats" compliment her sultry, sensual vocals perfectly.