Kalina & Kiana
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Kalina & Kiana

Dana Point, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Dana Point, CA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Pop Indie

Calendar

Apr
26
Kalina & Kiana @ California Wine Festival

CA

CA

May
25
Kalina & Kiana @ 15FiftyFive Lounge

CA

CA

Jun
01
Kalina & Kiana @ 15FiftyFive Lounge

CA

CA

Apr
06
Kalina & Kiana @ 15FiftyFive Lounge

CA

CA

Mar
30
Kalina & Kiana @ 15FiftyFive Lounge

CA

CA

Mar
09
Kalina & Kiana @ The Lights Fest

CA

CA

Dec
07
Kalina & Kiana @ Twin Oaks Golf Course

San Marcos, CA

San Marcos, CA

Dec
06
Kalina & Kiana @ The Nugget Grill & Pub

Long Beach, CA

Long Beach, CA

Nov
09
Kalina & Kiana @ California Wine Festival

CA

CA

Oct
26
Kalina & Kiana @ House of Blues Anaheim

Anaheim, CA

Anaheim, CA

Oct
13
Kalina & Kiana @ 15FiftyFive Lounge

CA

CA

Sep
28
Kalina & Kiana @ Lestat's Music Venue

CA

CA

Sep
01
Kalina & Kiana @ 15FiftyFive Lounge

CA

CA

Aug
25
Kalina & Kiana @ Art A Fair

Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna Beach, CA

Aug
24
Kalina & Kiana @ House of Blues Anaheim

Anaheim, CA

Anaheim, CA

Aug
11
Kalina & Kiana @ Sawdust Art Festival

Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna Beach, CA

Aug
10
Kalina & Kiana @ 15FiftyFive Lounge

CA

CA

Aug
04
Kalina & Kiana @ International Pop Overthrow

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Jul
20
Kalina & Kiana @ California Wine Festival

CA

CA

Jul
13
Kalina & Kiana @ Sawdust Art Festival

Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna Beach, CA

Jul
12
Kalina & Kiana @ Art A Fair

Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna Beach, CA

Jul
11
Kalina & Kiana @ Kulak's Woodshed

North Hollywood, CA

North Hollywood, CA

Jul
08
Kalina & Kiana @ Nordstrom Fashion Island

Newport Beach, CA

Newport Beach, CA

Jun
16
Kalina & Kiana @ 15FiftyFive Lounge

CA

CA

Jun
14
Kalina & Kiana @ The Wayfarer

Costa Mesa, CA

Costa Mesa, CA

Jun
01
Kalina & Kiana @ 15FiftyFive Lounge

CA

CA

May
26
Kalina & Kiana @ 15FiftyFive Lounge

CA

CA

May
05
Kalina & Kiana @ Skyloft

Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna Beach, CA

Music

Press


OC Weekly Readers voted Rocky's Revival "Best Indie Band 2016" - OC Weekly


Rocky's Revival "Newspaper Dream" is CD Baby's editor's Pick Of The Week- March 27, 2016 - CD Baby


MUZOOKA PICK OF THE WEEK: LIKE A CHILD
“THE UPBEAT POP SOUND MAKES LIGHT OF THE QUIRKY AND CLEVER LYRICS.”
~ VERONICA HOWES, MUZOOKA
AUGUST 24, 2015 - Muzooka


“AT LIVE PERFORMANCES, YOU’LL USUALLY FIND ONE OF THEM WITH AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR, KEYBOARD, OR BANJO–AND BECAUSE THEIR PRIMARY FOCUSES ARE ON VOCALS AND THE CRAFT OF SONGWRITING, THEY OFTENTIMES KEEP THEIR SETS SIMPLE AS TO HIGHLIGHT THEM. THEIR RECENT GIG WAS OPENING FOR THE BANGLES…AN INDICATION OF THE BIG PLACES THEY’RE GOING IN THE FUTURE.”
~ KRISTINE HOANG, OC WEEKLY
MAY 18, 2015 - OC Weekly


“ROCKY’S REVIVAL PUT THE EMPHASIS ON SONG CRAFT IN A STRONG SET THAT INCLUDED THE ICONIC ‘I HATE THIS SONG’ AND THE AIMEE MANN-STYLED ‘IT TAKES ONE.'”
~ ROBERT KINSLER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
APRIL 1, 2015 - Orange County Register


When I first contacted Kalina and Kiana for an interview, there was an immediate sense of excitement to share their thoughts, their art, and passion for music and words. I believe you'll capture some of their enthusiasm as you read this article, view their photos/videos and listen to their music. It becomes obvious their love for life, each other, and their music. - Digital Earbuds


Kalina & Kiana are an LA-based pop duo who have traveled the world and starred in as well as written songs for television shows in both the US and Europe. The siblings discovered their harmonious synergy while they were still in car seats and now, in their 20’s, are still singing together and working diligently on creating new music. Their influences range from The Beatles to duos like Broods. One of the most recent singles, “It Had To Be You,” gives a sneak peek of what to expect from their upcoming EP ‘Say What You Want.’

“It Had To Be You” showcases Kalina & Kiana’s easy on the ears sound through catchy melodies in a radio ready mix that people will love. The production by Darryl Swann provides an upbeat, wide arrangement of piano, guitar, strings, and synths that take you on an exciting journey throughout the course of the song. The instrumentals back off as the duo enters for the first verse taking the spotlight with harmony driven phrases as their voices perfectly blend together for an indulgent sound.

Kalina & Kiana wrote “It Had To Be You” about a relationship that catches you completely off guard but you wouldn’t want to have it any other way. The verses tell the story of the relationship and how it came to be and then in the chorus they exclaim, “That it had to be you/It had to be you,” with explosive energy as the production builds back up and layers of vocals harmonize in the background leaving a long-lasting impression of the hook in your mind. The fun vibes and catchy melodies of “It Had To Be You” make this a great song to ease your way into Spring.

For your entertainment, make sure to watch their fun, lighthearted video for the song!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXHa8KeLqSs

Kalina & Kiana leave much to be anticipated for their upcoming works with radio-ready singles like “It Had To Be You.” Their music is available for fans on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and all other music streaming services. For more information on Kalina & Kiana, make sure to visit their website. http://kalinaandkiana.com/ - Indie Spoonful


Discography

Say What You Want- release date June 2018
1. It Had To Be You
2. Shame On Me
3. Say Want You Want
4. That Girl's In Love
5. The Sound Of Silence

Newspaper Dream EP (2016)
1. It Takes One
 2. Newspaper Dream
 3. I Hate This Song
 4. With You
 5. Like A Child

Places We Would Go EP (2012)
 1. After The Eclipse
 2. Places We Would Go
 3. Can You Hear Me
 4. Breathe In, Breathe Out
 5. Tastes Like Sin
 



Photos

Bio

Sibling harmonies were first heard from Kalina & Kiana while they were still buckled into their car seats. School talent shows and experimentation with different instruments eventually landed Kalina on piano and Kiana settled in on guitar.

In 2007, they formed an all-girl band called “The Raymies.” Kalina & Kiana were the lead singers and discovered songwriting at 11 and 13 years old. They led The Raymies for three years, as they gained studio and stage experience all over the country, with more than 100 live performances.

With the help of Brillstein Entertainment, John Stamos co-wrote and produced a television pilot for Disney that was intended to be a launching platform for the young band. Disney was seeking a show to fill the void that would be left after the final season of “Hannah Montana.” All four major record labels were bidding for The Raymies and their music.

When Disney only wanted Kalina & Kiana for the project, and asked to recast the other girls, the deal was scrapped in an effort to keep the band together and preserve friendships. Other members of the group never fully recovered from these challenges and within a few months, The Raymies imploded.

Kalina and Kiana dove deep into songwriting and had songs placed in various projects. A year after the breakup, the sisters spent time in Europe, working on another musical television project where they were offered the lead roles. The travel was inspiring, but the development process was extremely slow. While under contract, the girls started a pet project under the alias of “Rocky’s Revival”, (voted Best Indie Band in Orange County).

As Rocky’s Revival gained momentum, the sisters were faced their greatest challenge to date - Kalina spent most of 2014 in and out of chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. (She is now in complete remission!) Many songs were written during the cancer treatments and they coined the phrase “gigs with wigs,” as Rocky’s Revival opened for groups like The Bangles and Justin Bieber during this challenging season.

What didn’t break them, made them stronger. The girls continue to write for other people and projects, including: Zag Animation’s “The Miraculous Tales Of Ladybug and Cat Noir.”

The European project finally began production in 2016. Kalina & Kiana passed on the lead roles, but have made guest appearances and continue to write songs for “Maggie & Bianca Fashion Friends”, which can currently be seen on Netflix.

No longer contractually bound, the girls were able to step out of Rocky’s Revival, as Kalina & Kiana. The focus is pop…“Poetic Pop.”

Their high energy lives shows feature musical hooks with lyrics that you’ll be singing by the second chorus. The girls wear their influences on their sleeves, including everything from The Beatles to Broods. Kalina and Kiana are music to the ears and easy on the eyes.  

Band Members