Sierra Kay

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Sierra Kay
SierraatWarped2010.jpg
Kay performing on the 2010 Warped Tour.
Background information
Birth name Sierra Kay Kusterbeck
Born (1990-12-18) December 18, 1990 (age 27)
St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock, experimental rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, model
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–present
Labels Fueled by Ramen
Associated acts Blake Harnage Nick Fit

Sierra Kay Kusterbeck (born December 18, 1990), better known as Sierra Kay, is an American singer-songwriter and model. She rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the rock band VersaEmerge.

Early life[edit]

Kusterbeck was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida.[1] She began taking vocal lessons in the third grade.[2] She attended the arts-centric PCCA Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg for three years as a Musical Theatre major,[3] but dropped out of high school to pursue music as a career.

Career[edit]

VersaEmerge[edit]

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".[4]

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.

Neaux[edit]

In 2016, Kay along with Nick Fit of Trash Talk started the band Neaux. Described as a Indie/post-punk band, they released their debut album "Fell Off The Deep End" in 2016.[5]

In August 2017, they announced the release of their second album called "Chain Up The Sun" out on The Native Sounds.

Other work[edit]

Kay featured on English rapper Professor Green's album At Your Inconvenience, on the track "Avalon". The track was later used as part of an advertising campaign for the energy drink Relentless.

In mid to late 2011, Kay revealed that she was called to be the face of a line of shoes for Payless, a shoe company, called Brash. The line was released in early August.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Kusterbeck has a tattoo of an adhesive bandage on her left kneecap, as well as a tattoo of the word "TOUR" on her right foot.[8][better source needed]

Discography[edit]

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK IRE
"Avalon"
(Professor Green featuring Sierra Kusterbeck)
2012 29 95 At Your Inconvenience

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Album
"If It Means a Lot to You"[9]
(A Day to Remember featuring Sierra Kusterbeck)
2009 Homesick
"Contagious"
(Anarbor featuring Sierra Kusterbeck)
2011 The Mixtape
"West Coast"
(Brown & Gammon featuring Sierra Kusterbeck)
2013 Non-album single
"(No) Faith in Fate"
(I the Mighty featuring Sierra Kay)
2015 Connector

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sierra Kusterbeck". 
  2. ^ "Back Words". 
  3. ^ "Sierra Kusterbeck". 
  4. ^ "Back Words". Archived from the original on 2010-11-29. 
  5. ^ "VersaEmerge singer has a new band (with a member of Trash Talk) and it's good". 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-27. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  7. ^ "HOME - Payless". Payless. Retrieved 22 April 2018. 
  8. ^ https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/SierraatWarped2010.jpg
  9. ^ Homesick: Special Edition Deluxe (Booklet). A Day to Remember. Victory. 2009. p. 34. VR550.