Kay performing on the 2010 Warped Tour.
|Birth name||Sierra Kay Kusterbeck|
December 18, 1990 |
St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.
|Genres||Alternative rock, experimental rock|
|Labels||Fueled by Ramen|
|Associated acts||Blake Harnage|
Kusterbeck was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. She began taking vocal lessons in the third grade. She attended the arts-centric PCCA Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg for three years as a Musical Theatre major, but dropped out of high school to pursue music as a career.
Kusterbeck auditioned to be VersaEmerge's lead vocalist in 2006, by sending a tape of herself singing one of VersaEmerge's songs, "The Blank Static Screen". She claimed that she was 18 in order to get an audition. She later cleared up this misunderstanding and explained that it was more of a mix-up; she was turning 17 a week from the audition, and she told Harnage on the phone that "I'm 17, my birthday is in a week". This was misconstrued to mean that she was already 17 and was turning 18, but she actually meant that she would be 17 in a week. While the other members of the band weren't too sure about her, Harnage convinced them that she was right for the job.
VersaEmerge released their first EP with Kusterbeck on vocals, Perceptions, in May 2008. They were signed to Fueled by Ramen in 2008, and they released their self-titled EP in 2009 and their debut album Fixed at Zero the following year.
As featured artist
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
(Professor Green featuring Sierra Kusterbeck)
|2012||29||95||At Your Inconvenience|
|"If It Means a Lot to You"
(A Day to Remember featuring Sierra Kusterbeck)
(Anarbor featuring Sierra Kusterbeck)
(Brown & Gammon featuring Sierra Kusterbeck)
|"(No) Faith in Fate"
(I the Mighty featuring Sierra Kay)
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- Homesick: Special Edition Deluxe (Booklet). A Day to Remember. Victory. 2009. p. 34. VR550.