To define Kea Michaels, one has to be prepared to experience an emotionally charged performance of being wrapped in her smoky and soulful storytelling vocals. Her words and sound proposes an acoustical cry that echoes the raw and brazen situations of urban life. She expresses the emotions of life by delivering lyrics that mirrors the highs and lows of life. Kea’s mission is to change the lives of everyone who hears her smooth and classic voice by conveying a sense of hope in disturbing times.
Inspired as a young child, she recognized that living life supports a plethora of emotions. She became sensitive to the development of relationships as she watched many begin, evolve, sustain and unfortunately died. She captured such insight into words that eventually became songs. She became entangled in the African American struggle. She uses her most powerful weapon to fight back, her voice…her words…her songs. She is currently working on her first full album which is a collaboration of songs that highlights the African American plight weaving descriptive and empowering phrases that tell the deep story of existing in a destructive land.
Kea’s music reflects life experiences which render a style of bold edginess. She offers an urban genre with songs that reflect the challenges of today’s society. Her ability to be versatile is reflected when she delivers a passionate spoken word performance followed by an emotional love ballet. She is able to deliver a sound that is best described as Soul with a touch of Jazz. Yet, she can incorporate a falsetto and impeccable intonation that establishes a powerful reputation.
On stage, Kea captivates her audience as she charges the atmosphere with expressions of life through her spoken word and songs. Emphasizing the good, bad and ugly realistic moments that occur in society and in relationships are themes that Kea uses throughout her performance. Her original song like the one titled “I Love You” describes the realization that Love never leaves you. In contrast, she penned and sings with tremendous determination and strength a hard core gift called, “Not My Friend.”
Kea is building a base of faithful listeners who provide her with the inspiration she needs to create more soul stirring music and write thought-provoking poetry. Kea has this incredible technique of bringing her music, band and the audience together for a surprising yet delightful love relationship that stirs the senses; moves the body and satisfies the soul of each and every listener.