Live at The Counts: Kaiit

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Live at The Counts: Kaiit

A special evening of future soul and R’n’B with ARIA winning vocalist, rapper and songwriter, Kaiit. Appearing as part of our new Intimate and Live series, Kaiit will be performing in duo ‘unplugged’ mode. After the performance, stay for an exclusive Q&A with the artists and autograph signing session

Kaiit is blessed with an enchanting voice that crosses musical boundaries, mesmerising listeners around the world with her unique personality. — Red Bull Music

Kaiit burst onto the scene in 2017 with her debut single Natural Woman. Creating waves online and commanding the attention of soul and hip hop tastemakers, the subsequent release of her debut EP Live From Her Room (and, in particular, the smoother-than-smooth love ballad OG Luv Kush Pt 2) fuelled her first sold out national tour. She’s gone on to amass over 30 million streams and 90,000 followers on Spotify, have performed at Splendour in the Grass and Laneway Festival, and supported numerous international heavyweights, including SZA and The Internet.

Her passion for jazz and soul is evident in her music, and was confirmed by neo-soul queens Jill Scott and Erykah Badu who personally claimed her as their ‘musical love child from down under’. Kaiit draws musical inspiration from her idols Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill, as well as contemporary peers Noname and SZA.

In 2018, Red Bull Music declared her “one of the best rappers under 25”, where she shared the list with artists such as Joey Bada$$ and Chance the Rapper. Also in 2018, she was presented the Archie Roach Award for Emerging Talent by Music Victoria Awards, and the following year, the 2019 ARIA Music Award for Best Soul/R&B Release for her single Miss Shiney.

The contrast between Kaiit’s old soul voice and fierce, contemporary rhymes set her apart, painting a vibrant picture of gratitude and community, amidst honest and relatable story-telling relevant to her generation. Kaiit’s infectiously positive demeanour shines through in everything she creates; everything about her aesthetic is bold, beautiful and awake with colour and experimentation. Hers is a compelling and joyful world in which everyone is encouraged to be themselves and speak their truth.