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BPM      

 

Listen to our popular single
"Esmerelda" on iTunes and Spotify!

*or keep scrolling to listen below..

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Esmerelda

by Kaya's Embrace - BPM

A hit among fans, Esmerelda is now available for purchase on iTunes & streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud.

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mEET THE BAND

 

Kaya's Embrace is an Atlanta-based band that creatively combines an energetic mix of reggae and power rock. Their debut album titled "BPM" released August 2016, and has since opened opportunities for Kaya’s Embrace as they penetrate the Atlanta music scene.

With a strong team of talents, a loyal fan base that continues to grow, and the drive to make a difference, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter (below) to join and jam with the Kaya’s Embrace Movement at a city near you!

Alex Jay Grossman
Lead vocalist, keyboard

cody mcneill
rhythm Guitarist, vocals

SHUAIB MUSHFIQ
TABLA DRUMS, PERCUSSIONIST

 

 

"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."

Mark Twain

Alex Jay Grossman


Born in Asuncion, Paraguay, I was adopted by my Bermudian mother and my American father when I was still a baby. Since I grew up living in Georgia, Pennsylvania & Bermuda, I was exposed to a wide spectrum of genres that ranged from reggae to hip-hop. I believe music can tell stories through its words and rhythm. Music helps cope with life's struggles and escape reality for a little while, and sometimes we all need that.

 At age 20, I moved to Bermuda and this time in my life helped me grow tremendously as an artist. There were always great reggae artists playing at every corner and locals would have drum circles on the beach. It didn't take long before the island vibes started coming out in my music.

After a few years, I moved back to Georgia and reconnected with my good friend from high school,Cody McNeil. When I came to him with the idea of Kaya's Embrace, he was more then down for the cause. We scheduled weekly practices and threw ourselves into our music full-force. After a few months of jamming together, we had already created enough songs for an entire album (or two). Shortly after, we met our producers Daniel & Jason from Watership Studios here in Atlanta. They saw our passion, felt our music and took us under their wings to release our very first album,"BPM." Words can't describe how truly blessed I feel to create music with such talented people. This is only the beginning of our journey and I can't wait to share our sound with the world. 

 

"I just hope that our fans are people who are inspired by music and just use our music as a background or inspiration for whatever it is they do." 
Maynard James Keenan

CODY MCNEIlL

Growing up in Georgia and spending my summers on Big Sebago Lake in Maine, I listened to a lot of Linkin Park, System of a Down and ACDC (just to name a few). Music always had a way of making me feel invincible. Naturally, the sounds of instruments playing together became my way of expressing myself. I received my first taste of being in a band when I was in high school, and it was here where my music journey began...

 Playing music is one of the best feelings in the world, so you better believe I was beyond excited when Alex came to me with the idea for Kaya's Embrace.

I mostly played bass in my other band, but when we started Kaya's Embrace, I switched back over to guitar and that's when we really started making some great tunes. It presented a whole new challenge that continues to push me to better myself and my skills to create great music for our fans. 

I've always imagined spending my life playing music... and now I can. At age 13, a math project instructed us to choose our dream job and apply it to mathematics. In typical rock star fashion, I waited till the last day to wear my nicest shirt, look sharp for the ladies, and strut into class with my guitar in hand. The presentation ended a little like this...

"Does anyone want my autograph?"

No one obliged...so here I am.

 

 

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