Pop/alternative singer Caiikie was born in southern California, raised in Columbus, Ohio, but now resides in The Big Apple. At age 5, she began playing piano and viola but then chose to focus solely on vocal performance around age 11 when she began professional training. She was the youngest girl to audition for, and become part of, a selective travelling women's octet. Her love of singing and performance landed her roles in theater productions throughout high school and college where she continued her vocal training. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 2010, she quickly moved to New York City to pursue her dream of singing and becoming an internationally renowned recording artist. Because of her uniquely developed sound and years of experience, Caiikie auditioned for The Voice (where she made it to the second round); then later entered an NYC talent competition at the infamous Stonewall Inn where she placed 2nd out of 60 competitors. Shortly thereafter, she began to perform both as a singer and a dancer weekly at the Stonewall Inn where she originated, nurtured, and grew her fan base. She can still be seen there weekly on Fridays where she dances to her original hits.
Caiikie has rocked out at many notable NYC venues and clubs such as Pianos Bar, Alphabet Lounge, and Pyramid. She has also performed the National Anthem before a New York Mets game and at the recent 2013 NYC Marathon, as well as the Bronx's First Annual Pride Parade. Caiikie has been interviewed and featured on many blogs and radio shows around the country, including on Google Plus (where she has over 38,000 followers) and Vent Magazine. She recently connected with Leptune (PenPlatinum) of 7SeasRecords and The HitClub where they teamed up to make Caiikie's original music hits. With an earthy, sexy sound, Caiikie's style of music can best be described as empowering, heartfelt, and dance-able.
Caiikie's aspirations as an artist are to reach the masses with her music. "I want to have my BabyCaiiks [Caiikie's fans] blast my music and instantly feel connected, worthy, and a sense of community. I want them to feel sassy, sexy, recharged, and most importantly feel that they have the right to take up space in this world. For me, music moves the unmovable. I want people to share in that passion with me."