Kelsey Mira began writing music when she was very young, for an unusual reason. Due to swelling of the brain caused by a bout of bacterial meningitis at age 7, she suffered short-term memory loss which left her frequently unable to remember her teacher’s name, her bus stop, or what she did in school that day. Kelsey’s doctors recommended using music as a way to forge new pathways to memory.
“I started putting everything that I needed to remember, to music. Music became a crucial part of my everyday life and helped me get my memory back. I used to put math formulas and locker combinations to music. As I grew older, I was constantly singing a tune to help me remember something: directions, a grocery list, or an ice-cream order while employed at the whippy dip. I relied on music; I still do. I can’t imagine where I would be without it.”
Kelsey Mira began her training in Classical music at the tender age of 10 and received a full scholarship at Xavier University to study vocal performance. Midway through school she moved on to sing many other genres, including pop. Her pop demos caught the attention of six-time Grammy Award winning producer, Jimmy Hoyson and they recorded her EP in Los Angeles, California at Ocean Studios.
Kelsey Mira EP includes five songs she wrote, featuring such notable musicians as Laurence Juber from Paul McCartney’s ‘Wings’, Chad Wackerman, Domenic Genova, and Jim Cox. These songs showcase Kelsey’s unique and powerful voice through tight acoustic arrangements, with catchy pop sensibility and youthful energy.
Kelsey Mira is known for her versatility in both writing and singing many different genres, and collaborates with other notable artists. After several collaborations with the infamous musician and producer, Fool’s Chaos on SoundCloud and their music being featured on Guitar Center’s radio show ‘Connections made by Guitar Center’ hosted by Nic Harcourt, there has been a lot of buzz about Kelsey. Together they have combined acoustic and electronica genres, even incorporating metal and opera into their tracks.
Kelsey’s debut album was released on Sunday, February 18, 2018 with a show at the Woodward Theater in Cincinnati. It has been receiving great reviews. She has since moved to Los Angeles where she is currently singing for video games coming out in 2020 and writing music for TV/Film. She performs weekly at 208 Rodeo in Beverly Hills where she sings pop and opera, combining the classical and modern world.