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Born in Canada and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, Karyn Paige has been surrounded by music her whole life. Staring at a Michael Jackson poster through the bars in her crib, she grew up hearing her father’s vinyl records of Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, the Isley Brothers and the O’Jays.
In high school she joined the choir and began to audition for plays and musicals, getting cast in everything she tried out for.
Choosing Theater as her major at San Francisco State University, Karyn became disillusioned with the theater scene and decided to audition for local bands instead. Just as in High School Karyn got everything she auditioned for and felt a renewed sense of motivation to continue pursuing her goals.
It wasn’t long before Karyn would connect with Joe Bagale, Adam Theis and Jazz Mafia; a local Bay Area collective comprised of talented and diverse musicians who played live regularly in the San Francisco music scene.
Developing her own unique style and sound, Karyn started to create a very girly, synthed-out electro R & B vibe. Influenced over the years by groups like Blondie and the B-52’s, Karyn cites Prince, Michael Jackson and Madonna as her biggest inspirations.
Having worked with Producers of Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton and the Pussycat Dolls, Karyn is as professional as they come. From session work as a backup singer to performing as lead vocalist with the Jazz Mafia, her talents have given her the opportunity to share the stage with Bay Area Icon Lyrics Born as well as Musical Legend, Stevie Wonder.
Karyn Paige’s EP, titled “The KP EP”, is an eclectic collection of songs as unique and diverse as the singer herself while maintaining a common thread of sensuality and strength derived from Karyn’s powerful and melodic voice.
Inspired by love and the strength of other women, like her mother, who stand up for themselves against adversity, Karyn Paige looks to a future full of endless possibilities and more dreams to fulfill.