Kalen is a Brooklyn based singer/songwriter/keyboard player known for her unique rock-noir sound. With her late avant-garde funk act, Ladybug Stingray, Kalen played everywhere from NYC’s Knitting Factory to LA’s Whiskey A-Go-Go and headlined festivals such as The Wassaic Summer Project. Since its independent release at the end of 2012, Kalen’s Fallen From The Sun EP is on heavy rotation on triple A and college radio, charting on CMJ Top 30 throughout the country.
Kalen’s new band, Kalen & The Sky Thieves, is a high-energy dance-rock, trip-hop band based in Brooklyn. Since forming earlier this year to promote the release of Kalen’s Fallen From The Sun EP, Kalen & The Sky Thieves have packed venues throughout the Northeast, including the Mercury Lounge in NYC, Fete Lounge in Providence, RI, The Empire Ballroom in Portland, ME and DC9 in Washington, DC. The band was nominated for Artist of The Year through Brooklyn’s RAW chapter.
Kalen’s live show, in which she fuses soulful blues, moody trip-hop and electro-dance with punk energy is praised for its ability to transport the audience. She is backed by “The Sky Thieves,” three of Brooklyn’s busiest and most talented musicians: Wayan Zoey on drums (The Funk Ark, Russ Kaplan +7) , Jay Giacomazzo on bass (I, Revere, Darkhorse), and Will Hanza on guitar (CFR, Loopgrass). Kalen & The Sky Thieves are a true rock and roll band garnering enthusiastic critiques and quickly amassing new fans. They are currently recording a full-length, rock album that is slotted to be released on a well-known label in 2014.