Kalina & Kiana

Kalina & Kiana

 Dana Point, California, USA
DuoPopIndie

Poetic Pop
Our songs may not solve world hunger, but they will hopefully scratch your itch for poetic pop. We write them, as we feel them. When it comes to genre - we’re all over the map. If clever lyrics and catchy hooks matter, then we’re your girls.

Biography

“Rocky’s Revival” came to life in early 2012, when two sisters formed a band, intending to create the kind of music that they wanted to hear - “Poetic pop, with a quirky, folky feel.”

 Kalina and Kiana’s musical journey started much earlier. Their sibling harmonies were first heard while they were still buckled into their car seats. School talent shows and experimentation with different instruments eventually landed Kalina on piano and ukelele, while Kiana settled in on guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonica.

In 2007, they formed an all-girl band called “The Raymies.” Kalina and Kiana were the lead singers and discovered songwriting, while only 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 impending void to be left by the final season of “Hannah Montana.” All four major record labels were bidding for The Raymies and their music.

Unfortunately, Disney only wanted Kalina and Kiana, as they wanted to recast the rest of the band with more ethnic diversity and a higher level of musical and acting skills.

In an effort to “Do The Right Thing”, Kalina and Kiana passed on Disney’s offer and kept the band together to play music and preserve friendships. Other members of the group never fully recovered from challenges of this experience 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 show. (They starred, as sisters, separated at birth, who meet and form a band.) The travel was inspiring, but the musical restrictions and creative control imposed by the producers of the show confirmed that a pure representation of their music can only be found in a project with a single vision and no strings attached – “Rocky’s Revival”

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, but Rocky’s Revival is a true expression of their musical vision…and it’s just getting started.

Lyrics

Like A Child

Written By: Kalina Campion,Kiana Campion,Michael Campion

Like A Child

I fell in love with a man who acted like a child
When things didn’t go his way
At first I was charmed by his youthful smile
But as I grew I knew he’d never change

I don’t know what you did, but you did it good
I fell harder than I thought I would
When they told me “love was blind,” I wasn’t listening
I never heard that love was deaf, but now I hear and see that

I fell in love with a man who acted like a child
When things didn’t go his way
At first I was charmed by his youthful smile
But as I grew I knew he’d never change

I want a man who is courageous
And I won’t respect a soul who fears growing up
Love can begin when the man pursues
But I was falling for a boy and a boy won’t do

I fell in love with a man who acted like a child
When things didn’t go his way
At first I was charmed by his youthful smile
But as I grew I knew he’d never change

Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Love is so much better when you grow together
Ooh, ooh, ooh

Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Love is so much better when you grow together
Ooh, ooh, ooh

I fell in love with a man who acted like a child
When things didn’t go his way
At first I was charmed by his youthful smile
But as I grew I knew he’d never change

I fell in love with a man who acted like a child
When things didn’t go his way
At first I was charmed by his youthful smile
But as I grew I knew he’d never change

Words & Music by Kalina & Kiana Campion and Michael Campion
© 2015 FalCamp Music (BMI)

Newspaper Dream

Written By: Kalina Campion,KianaCampion,Michael Campion

Newspaper Dream

It was just another simple Monday morning
But that’s not what I’d like to talk about
The story really started in the middle of a dream
Of newspapers and flowers upside down

Woah Oh, oh
Woah Oh, oh,
Woah Oh, oh, oh, oh
Woah Oh, oh, oh

I walked through the doors and saw myself look back at me
As raindrops shot up at me from the ground
It seemed that all the times I’ve had were right in front of me
I tried to laugh, but couldn’t make a sound

Woah Oh, oh
Woah Oh, oh,
Woah Oh, oh, oh, oh
Woah Oh, oh, oh

Was it a dream, or was it true (the night before)?
I read the news today with you (oh boy)

Was it a dream, or was it true (the night before)?
I read the news today with you (oh boy)

It was just another simple Monday morning
But that’s not what I’d like to talk about
The story really started in the middle of a dream
Of newspapers and flowers upside down

Woah Oh, oh
Woah Oh, oh,
Woah Oh, oh, oh, oh
Woah Oh, oh, oh

Woah Oh, oh
Woah Oh, oh,
Woah Oh, oh, oh, oh
Woah Oh, oh, oh

Words & Music by Kalina & Kiana Campion and Michael Campion
© 2015 FalCamp Music (BMI)

With You

Written By: Kalina Campion,Kiana Campion,Michael Campion

With You

I’ve made up my mind now. I’m not gonna waste another day
Avoid a collision; Let’s turn and run the other way
The words “us” and “we” were something unforeseen
You unlocked the door that I thought had no key

With you, I’m not afraid to say what’s on my mind
With you, I’d run away and leave it all behind
Oh, oh with you

So, where do we go now? I’m not going back to yesterday
A little redemption, will carry us both a long, long way
We’ll pack our bags, but leave them where they are
Riches and rags won’t matter just as long as I am

With you, I’m not afraid to say what’s on my mind
With you, I’d run away and leave it all behind
Oh, oh

In the past they didn’t last, but they were never you
I’ve had time to set my mind on what I need to do

With you, I’m not afraid to say what’s on my mind
With you, I’d run away and leave it all behind
Oh, oh with you

With you, I’m not afraid to say what’s on my mind
With you, I’d run away and leave it all behind
Oh, oh with you

Oh, yeah

Words & Music by Kalina & Kiana Campion and Michael Campion
© 2015 FalCamp Music (BMI)

It Takes One

Written By: Kalina Campion,Kiana Campion,Michael Campion

It Takes One

She took one bite of the forbidden fruit
It was one mistake that changed the world that she could not undo
It took one gunshot to start the Civil War
It took one taste of freedom that made people fight for more

Never underestimate one single action
It can cause a series of events that won’t lead to satisfaction
We’re stronger than our weakest link. The ultimate attraction
Is to add one to another and cause a chain reaction

It took one man to lead a genocide
Out of one race of people, six million lost their lives
He had one dream of true equality
It took one shot to take his life and his chance to be free

Never underestimate one single action
It can cause a series of events that won’t lead to satisfaction
We’re stronger than our weakest link. The ultimate attraction
Is to add one to another and cause a chain reaction

One is not the loneliest number
One day changes everything
One plus one is more than two
Who knows what one thought can do?

It takes one smile to light up someone’s day
It takes one judgmental look to take it all away
It takes one kiss to change a person’s heart
It’s a beautiful diversion and a lovely place to start

Never underestimate one single action
It can cause a series of events that lead to satisfaction
We’re stronger than our weakest link. The ultimate attraction
Is to add one to another and cause a chain reaction

Words & Music by Kalina & Kiana Campion and Michael Campion
© 2015 FalCamp Music (BMI)

I Hate This Song

Written By: Kalina Campion,Kiana Campion

I Hate This Song

And I hate this shirt, ‘cause it reminds me of you
And I hate my smile, ‘cause you love that too
And I hate to laugh; it’s all we used to do
And I hate this song, ‘cause it’s about you

So say “so-long” to goodbyes
‘Cause the memories won’t hide from my broken mind
And say “hello” to heartache, ‘cause nothing’s cathartic
No matter how much I cry and I cry

And I hate that you have power over me
And I hate this town. It’s filled with our memories
And I hate that you have found somebody new
I just hate this song, ‘cause it’s about you

So say “so-long” to goodbyes
‘Cause the memories won’t hide from my broken mind
And say “hello” to heartache, ‘cause nothing’s cathartic
No matter how much I cry and I cry

You are, you are so, you are, you are so, you are so right, but wrong for me
And you are, you are so, you are, you are so, you are so right, but wrong for me

Oh, I just hate this song, ‘cause I still love you

Words & Music by Kalina & Kiana Campion
© 2015 FalCamp Music (BMI)

After The Eclipse

Written By: Kalina Campion,Kiana Campion

After The Eclipse

Isolation fills my bones
Rain hits the ground like dancers on the street
Pictures of you fill my mind
There is no foundation underneath my feet

Darkness fades so quickly after light appears
And I can’t wait around for you another four years
‘Cause you promised me one last kiss after the eclipse

Drops of longing fill my eyes
Nothing’s left but dust and memories
Regret is beating in my heart
I wish you knew just what you do to me

Darkness fades so quickly after light appears
And I can’t wait around for you another four years
‘Cause you promised me one last kiss after the eclipse

Darkness fades so quickly after light appears
And I can’t wait around for you another four years
‘Cause you promised me one last kiss after the eclipse

Music and Lyrics by; Kalina Campion, Kiana Campion
©2012 Falcamp Music (BMI)

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Written By: Kalina Campion,Kiana Campion,Michael Campion

Breathe In, Breathe Out

I didn’t want someone so serious
Or someone who’s caught up in his appearance
I didn’t want someone suffocating me
I gotta get out to where there’s room to breathe

In, breathe out
Breathe in, breathe out

Maybe I want someone better than me
Maybe I want someone that I haven’t seen
Maybe I want someone who listens to me
Maybe I want someone to let me breathe

In, breathe out
Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe in, breathe out

Now, I’ve gotta stop and take a moment here
But, I really don’t want to sound insincere
The truth is that I don’t need anyone
To figure out just who I’m gonna become

‘Cause I’m done trying to please everyone

Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe in, breathe out

(Breathe in, breathe out) I didn’t want someone so serious
(Breathe in, breathe out) Or someone who’s caught up in his appearance
(Breathe in, breathe out) I didn’t want someone suffocating me
(Breathe in, breathe out) I gotta get out to where there’s room to breathe
In, breathe out
Breathe in, breathe out

Music and Lyrics by; Kalina Campion, Kiana Campion, Michael Campion
©2012 Falcamp Music (BMI)

Can You Hear Me?

Written By: Kalina Campion,Kiana Campion

Can You Hear Me

Oh where’d they go, Love, the days when we were young
So simple and naive
But what once was filled with life where the water overflowed
Is now a barren stream

And oh can you hear me? Can you hear me, Love? I’m calling
Oh can you hear me? Can you hear me, Love? I’m calling

Oh where’s the fire, Love,that I once saw in his eyes
So passionate and warm
Give me a match, Love, then I’ll ignite the flame
That blew out in the storm

And oh can you hear me? Can you hear me, Love? I’m calling
Oh can you hear me? Can you hear me, Love? I’m calling
Oh can you hear me? Can you hear me, Love? I’m calling
Oh can you hear me? Can you hear me, Love?

Are you listening? Can your hear me?
Why must I scream to get your attention?
Can you help me? Come and find me.
I’m so sick of being patient
I can’t wait anymore, so come knock on my door

And oh can you hear me? Can you hear me, Love? I’m calling
Oh can you hear me? Can you hear me, Love? I’m calling
Oh can you hear me? Can you hear me, Love? I’m calling
Oh can you hear me? Can you hear me, Love? I’m calling

Oh where’d they go, Love, the days when we were young
So simple and naive

Music and Lyrics by; Kalina Campion, Kiana Campion
©2012 Falcamp Music (BMI)

Places We Would Go

Written By: Kalina Campion,Kiana Campion,Michael Campion

Places We Would Go

We used to go down to the record store; buy LP’s, but not no more
Every Saturday when I was sixteen
We used to tune into the radio - Rolling Stones and The Ramones
Drivin’ in my ’67 Chevy
Sometimes I just don’t know what happened to the places we would go

Right now the world is changin’, somehow it’s rearrangin’
And there’s nothing I can do
I want to stay the same, but there seems to be a big rush
For things better and improved

Dut dah. Dah, da dut dah. Dut dah. Dah, da dut dah
Dut dah. Dah, da dut dah dah

Now they closed down all the record stores.
Rock n’ Roll ain’t the same as before
The music lost its originality
Who listens to the radio or has a “Pet Rock”, I don’t know
Let’s blame it on the new technology
Sometimes I just don’t know what happened to the places we would go

Right now the world is changin’, somehow it’s rearrangin’
And there’s nothing I can do
I want to stay the same, but there seems to be a big rush
For things better and improved

Things will always change. We can stay the same

Right now the world is changin’. Somehow it’s rearrangin’
And there’s nothing I can do
I want things to stay the same, but I’ll just keep my mouth shut
And I’ll stay the same with you.
And I’ll stay the same with you
I want things to stay the same, but I’ll just keep my mouth shut

Music and Lyrics by; Kalina Campion, Kiana Campion, Michael Campion
©2012 Falcamp Music (BMI)

Tastes Like Sin

Written By: Kalina Campion,Kiana Campion,Michael Campion

Taste Like Sin

There were no shades of gray back then
Mixing black and white was forbidden
They shared a kiss in secrecy
That jealous eyes weren’t meant to see - Yeah

Behind the eyes was a broken heart
He hired the law to keep them apart
A simple job got out of hand
When it took the life of an innocent man - Yeah

A kiss so deep shouldn’t taste like sin
But he made sure they’d never kiss again
Her lipstick stain hung on his face
Until his soul reached death’s embrace

What she saw made her heart turn black
And the color red wasn’t comin’ back
She shot him dead in a fit of rage
And then knelt down to kiss his face - Yeah

A kiss so deep shouldn’t taste like sin
But she made sure they’d never kiss again
Her lipstick stain hung on his face
Until his soul reached death’s embrace

She said no rain, no rain, no rain can wash me clean
No rain, no rain, no rain can wash me clean
No rain, no rain, no rain can wash me clean

She killed and kissed every man she met
But the bitterness she could not forget
She used one hand to take her life
And kissed the other to say “goodbye” - Yeah

A kiss so deep shouldn’t taste like sin
But she knew she’d never kiss again
Her lipstick stain hung on her hand
Until her soul reached the promised land

She said no rain, no rain, no rain can wash me clean
No rain, no rain, no rain can wash me clean
No rain, no rain, no rain can wash me clean

Music and Lyrics by; Kalina Campion, Kiana Campion, Michael Campion
©2012 Falcamp Music (BMI

Discography

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

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


 



Set List

Originals

Places We Would Go •

Like A Child

Can You Hear Me

Hope Chest

It Takes One

Peter Pan Road

I Hate This Song

San Francisco

Blue Kite

The Note

The River

Time

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Every Second

With You

Jenny O’Malley

Newspaper Dream

Shame on Me

Tastes Like Sin

Ebony Wood

It Had To Be You

Without You

Lost In London

WIthout You