kayte strong

kayte strong

BandPopNew Age

Kayte sings & writes with deep spiritual & introspective meaning...with a clear, soothing & sexy alto voice. Her live performances are flawless to the point that most people think they are hearing a CD and not a live voice.

Biography

Kayte and Dennis are seasoned professionals who have carved out a unique niche in the music scene by bringing back the depth, meaning, and soothing quality of the folk rock movement of the 60's and 70's.

Kayte has been likened to her singer/songwriter mentors Sir Elton John, Carly Simon, Sarah McLaughlin, and Carole King, but with a positive twist: she chooses to center her writing around making the world a better place. "You become what you think, therefore you become what you write and sing." Kayte treats today's moral and personal issues in song, gently inviting the audience to become more self-aware and in touch with themselves and their own purpose. This is why her audience is so often moved to tears.

Kayte is no stranger to the world of the concert performance. She has toured internationally behind such great talents as the Coasters, the Platters, Chris Montez, Peaches and Herb, and Mel Carter. She has played keyboards and sung backup in front of as many as twenty-five thousand people on the opening weekend at the Blockbuster Pavilion near Los Angeles, California.

Kayte’s writing and touring partner Dennis Bryon is also no stranger to success; Dennis is one of the most successful drummers in history. He has been an integral part of three hit groups: Amen Corner, Fair Weather, and the BeeGees. He joined forces with Kayte in late 2001, and since then their record sales have doubled. At this time, Dennis and Kayte began creating a New-Age line of CD’s under their combined names Strong & Bryon.

Their independent label "Artfest Records" has sold over two hundred thousand recordings while touring and promoting their music all over the world. Kayte and Dennis scored a chart record in 2003 with the release of their New Age album "Serene Noel" which went to #96 without the benefit of any promotion other than live touring.

The new single "The Hero Of The Game" was written to raise funds for the families of the soldiers who were injured in the Iraq war. This song tells the story of and commemorates the actions of celebrity basball star Rick Monday--He "rescued" the flag at a Cubs game in April 1976. This event is recognized as being one of the top 100 moments in baseball history.

Lyrics

Tiny Baby Boy

Written By: Kayte Wolf Strong

He came one night, all bathed in light
A gift from God to Man
An expression of His perfect love
Part of His perfect plan
Someone so small who touched us all
With grace and peace and joy
One boy, one tiny baby boy

On wings of gold the angels told
The wise men where to find
The seed of their salvation
God's message to mankind
Someone so small who touched us all
With grace and peace and joy
One boy, one tiny baby boy

And in this quiet moment
I stop to meditiate
About this tiny baby
Who grew to be so great

His brilliant star brought folks from far
To come and honor Him
Today they still follow His Way
Into each new millemium
Someone so small, the King of all
Time cannot destroy
One boy, one tiny baby boy
One boy, one tiny baby boy

Somebody Sent Me An Angel

Written By: Kayte Strong & Dennis Bryon

Once in a lifetime you find
Someone who redefines your life
Giving it meaning beyond anything before.
Finding love like the love I had
When I was young and free
Seemed impossible to me, until

Somebody sent me an angel
Someone so humble, yet so much greater than I
Somebody sent to me some heaven on earth
So I could share these wings and learn to fly

Somebody sent me an angel
Someone so special
Someone so beautiful
Somebody sent me an angel
A miracle
So I could fall in love again

Somebody sent me an angel
So I could fall in love again

The person I used to be
Is now a smaller part of me
And fading like a sunset into stars.
Every hour of every day
Was without meaning
Without feeling, until

Somebody sent me an angel
Someone so humble, yet so much greater than me
Somebody sent to me some heaven on earth
So I could share these wings and learn to fly
Somebody sent me an angel
Someone so special
Someone so beautiful
Somebody sent me an angel
A miracle
So I could fall in love again

Somebody sent me an angel....

Somebody sent me an angel
So I could fall in love again

Three Words Away

Written By: Kayte Strong/Dennis Bryon

Her tiny fingers are curled around mine
I looked in her eyes for the millionth time
All I can give her will not be enough
There are so many roads where the ride will be rough
But whenever she's feeling lonely
I'll be only
Three Words Away

Her daddy left on a plane today
To fight for our freedom a world away
Our little girl watched as we kissed goodbye
And when daddy kissed her, he said, "honey, don't cry, 'cause
Whenever you're feeling lonely
I'll be only...
Three Words Away
Three Words Away"

Sometimes we think we're an anchor
Until we a re tossed out to sea
It is then we discover
How strong all the others around us can be

It's the very first time she goes to school today
One last hug and she's on her way
It's one more moment that daddy won't see
She's waving goodbye,
She's calling to me:
"Whenever you're feeling lonely
Mommy, I'm only....

Three Words Away
Three Words Away
Three Words Away
Three Words Aawy"

Discography

Wolf Dreams (1995) **out of print**
Love Garden (1996)
You Free Me (1997) **out of print**
The Red Album (1997)
Four Roses (1998)
The Green Album (2000)
Big Blue Sky (2001)
Heart Of The Ocean (2002) ***airplay in Florida/Online (Radio Paradise)/XM Radio
Larger Than Love (2003)
Serene Noel (2003) ***went to #96 on New Age Charts
Heart Of Paradise (2004)
Positvely Classic (2005)
Tiny Baby Boy (2005) single remix released 12/1/05
Best Of The Fest (2007)
Be Strong (2007)

Set List

At the festivals, I play a wide variety of songs from my eleven albums.

Example of a one hour set list for concert venues:

Wide Open Sky
Wish You Were Here
Long Way From Home
Too Late To Turn The Tide
Friends Again
You Don't Let Go
Somebody Sent Me An Angel
The Doors Will Be Opened
Three Words Away
Love On A Rainy Day
Someday We Will Get Along
When I Rule The World
Be Strong
Hero Of The Game
Five Dollar Wedding
Big Blue Sky
These Hands
Heaven Help My Human Heart
Someone To Watch Over Me
Your Song
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
What A Wonderful World
From A Distance
All I Ask Of You

I have a repertiore of over 500 cover songs and 100 original songs to choose from including classics from all eras.