About Ki the Artist
Writer, Producer, and Songstress Ki the Artist, aka Kieasha, is a rising star from the south side of Houston, Texas. Singing since the age of five, she has developed a voice that has been admired from peers to professionals. Initially trained in violin, her fifth grade music instructor heard her singing and knew that her violin days were soon behind her. It did not take Ki's grandmother long to notice the sweet infection of song taking root in her granddaughter; Annette Perry enrolled her in a host of music programs gaining her acceptance into the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, (HSPVA). This is where she was taught musical theater, dance, and choir, which gained her the award as the schools most talented student. Growing up in the church, the soul you hear in many great artists is captured in Ki's spirited performances at talent showcases, corporate events, sponsored events, weddings, on CDs, and in club venues. Ki was previously signed to a production deal under recording artist Rome, formerly of RCA Records, who had the hit single "I Belong To You (Everytime I See Your Face)" which was on Billboard's top ten in June of 1997. She and Rome recorded a duet together which was a remake of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "Your Precious Love" which was also mentioned in Vibe magazine during Rome's interview. Ki also sang the hook to Lil' KeKe's hit song "Superstars" from his album "It Was All A Dream" released in 1999. She also sang the hook on Fat Pat's "Dreamz" from his album "Throwed In Da Game" released in 1998. Ki currently performs with various groups and bands, one in particular is The Bill Tillman Band. Bill Tillman is a former member of the immensely popular classic rock group "Blood Sweat and Tears" whose hits include "You Make Me So Very Happy" and "Spinning Wheel". In Bill Tillman's own words he states, "In my fifty plus years in performing, writing, arranging, television shows movies, radio and national and international touring with the biggest stars around the world, I was very much taken by a young lady in 2004 that I met quite by fortunate accident in Houston Texas. I was surprised that someone with such a petite diminutive stature could have such a powerful voice that only a few have been privileged to have shared with the world. At first I was pleasantly surprised then later I was a devoted fan. Ki has experience in production, recording and writing with her vocal performance prowess second to none. Take a few minutes to listen and then you’ll know why I transport her from wherever she is to wherever I am to be a part of any musical experience I produce. She has many fans and I am sure as her career continues to soar many more will be added. It is my joy and privilege to introduce her and to wish her all the successes she can achieve….which I know will be many. All My Best, Bill Tillman". Ki's musical influences range from Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, and Whitney Houston, to Dr. Dre, Missy Elliot and Isaac Hayes- a wide array of singers, songwriters and producers. Making music on a daily basis is second nature to the gifted young Ki and the ability to bring it to life seems to be genius. Her staying power does not exist in her looks alone, but in the ability to create music as well as she performs it. Ki: A true gift to the music world, waiting to be opened.