Passion for music was always present in the heart of the Chicago native artist, Storm Calysta.
When Storm was a toddler her parents bought her a toy keyboard, soon Storm had taught herself simple songs & made up her own little tunes. From there Storm continued to experiment with music.
Storm Calysta was only eight-years-old when she was sitting in her bedroom when she became inspired to write her own lyrics and melodies. After experimenting, she wrote her first song.
Soon, Storm started performing in school talent shows. After her first time performing she received a standing ovation. That was the moment Storm discovered her love and passion for performing.
While in middle school, she joined marching band playing the French horn. A year later, Storm decided to take on playing violin in orchestra as well. She soon realized she had a real knack for playing string instruments.
During the summer of 2008 Storm decided to become really serious about pursuing a career in music. â€œI saw a street performer playing acoustic guitar and singing, something just clicked in my mind, I decided I wanted to do that and so much more.â€? says Calysta. That day she went home, picked up her beginners guitar and just began teaching herself how to play songs. After a month of practicing she felt confident enough to start performing while playing guitar. The people's reaction really made Storm want to take her career further, so she started playing coffee shops and county fairs.
Within a couple months, Storm Calysta was performing as a guest on the Bamboozle Road Show along side national acts such as All Time Low, Boys Like Girls, LMFAO, The Ready Set, Hellogoodbye, Good Charlotte, Third Eye Blind, Cady Groves, Stereo Skyline and several more. This only opened her eyes wider to the music world. "After performing every show, I just want to keep doing more shows and making them bigger and better every time. It has become kind of an obsession to me, but I suppose that's what passion is." Storm says. Storm has done just that. Her passion has led her to perform over 400 live shows & go on two U.S. tours.
Storm has went from being a local acoustic artist to an electronic indie artist with fans all over the world in just a few short years. She also became one of the main featured entertainers on the popular live streaming website, Stickam.com, before the site closed. Some of her live streams would wrack up over 100,000 viewers within an hour. Live streaming took Storm's career to a whole new level.
Recently Storm has picked up and moved to San Antonio, TX to help further her music career and open the doors to new opportunities. Storm's music and fan-base continues to grow larger and larger everyday. Stay tuned to see what else may be in this rising star's future.