Kira Willey

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Kira Willey
Genres Children's Music
Occupation(s) Musician, artist, Yoga Instructor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, violin, mandolin, fiddle
Years active 2006-present

Kira Willey is an award-winning American musician best known for her song Colors which is featured on a popular Dell computer laptop commercial. She is also a certified Yoga instructor [1] and a mother.

Musical career[edit]

Willey spent the late nineties in New York City performing in nightclubs [2] before working on material that would later be used for her debut album, Dance for the Sun. The songs initially were written for her first daughter in an effort to sing her to sleep.[1] Upon gaining a certification to teach Yoga, she started bringing her guitar to classes to play for the children. Her students loved the songs she wrote [3] which led her to write more songs with the intention of pleasing children and eventually to recording her first album. Her cousin produced the album and played drums, her brother sang bass, and her daughter and friends sang along in a few tracks.[1] Her music has been described as joyful, upbeat and eminently danceable [3] and she has won awards for best album and best song.[3]

Awards[edit]

  • Independent Music Award: Best Children's Album; Dance for the Sun [4]
  • Independent Music Award: Best Song; Caterpillar caterpillar [4]
  • 2007 Parents' Choice Award: Best Children's Album; Dance for the Sun
  • Children's Music Web Awards: Best Recording for Preschoolers; Dance for the Sun
  • Children's Music Web Awards: Best Song; Caterpillar caterpillar

Personal life[edit]

At the age of five, Willey started playing the violin and continued performing all the way through high school and [1] taught herself how to play guitar and mandolin as a teenager.[2] In 2006 she opened her own Yoga Studio, Fireflies Yoga in Pennsylvania. She has three children.

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Story". Retrieved 2008-07-24. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Review". Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  3. ^ a b c "Notes". Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  4. ^ a b Independent Music Awards - 8th Annual Winners

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