18 year old singer songwriter Kylie Price joined the diverse Oxo musical family in January 2011.
Her beautiful voice & delicate guitar playing complements a song writing ability that belies her youth.
She has achieved much during her relatively short career.
Winner: TVNZ Good Morning Find A Star 2011.* Winner: New Zealand Intermediate Gold Guitar Awards 2010.
Winner: New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards: Solo, Traditional,Gospel and NZ Composition sections.
New Zealand representative, Tamworth 2011 Music Festival.
Guest at the New Zealand Spectacular Show in Tamworth.
Special Guest performer at the Adam Harvey signing concert Tamworth, Australia 2011.
Junior runner-up overall, Aristocrat 2011 Tamworth.
A 2011 Recipent of the Otago Daily Times ' Class Act Awards" for “excellence in Cultural contribution to Kavanagh College”, presented by NZ Prime Minister John Key.
Guest Artist for The Oxo Cubans "BIG NIGHT OUT" @ The Mayfair Theatre 2011.
"Rizzo" in the 2011 Kavanagh College Production of "Grease".
Guest Artist at the 2011 Otago Daily Times Big Night In at the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
OD Glee soloist at the Otago Daily Times Big Night In.
Kylie's dedication to her musical craft is clear – having devoted hours daily to honing her vocal and instrumental skill, Kylie Price’s list of accomplishments, awards, stage roles reflect an astonishing and ongoing artistic growth.
Kylie started singing at 11 and has played guitar since she was seven. With a natural talent for performance and song writing, she is inspired by such contemporary artists as Adele, Beyonce and Jessie J.
Captivating audiences through her voice and guitar, the sincerity of her song writing shines through.
She wrote ‘I Will Be There’ – which won her the 2010 Intermediate New Zealand Gold Guitar Award and is dedicated to her father Graeme.
As a tribute to the miners who perished in the Pike River Coal Mine disaster she penned the heart felt song ‘Under the Earth’.
“It’s an amazing feeling when someone comes up to you and says they can relate to your song. I think musicians are here to tell other people’s stories through their own songs” says Kylie.
Kylie also creates a dialogue through Country music performances and song writing, with Miranda Lambert high on her list of influences.
“Lambert has a way of making a simple song mean so much more. Her work has helped me see the importance of simplicity, and not to over clutter my songs.”
Kylie’s commitment to a wide range of musical styles has pushed her to ever greater heights. She
starred in the New Zealand Premiere of "Dusty Springfield, the Musical" playing second principal
‘Reno’ and played ‘Rizzo’ in Kavanagh College's production of the hit musical "Grease".
She is equally at home performing in front of a stadium audience of thousands, or on stage in an intimate club, in the recording studio or treading the boards belting out a show tune.
Her unique talent has gained her the advice and support of NZ music icon Gray Bartlett and critical acclaim within the Australiasian music industry.
"Kylie Price shows great promise to be a true professional talent and has the potential to break as an international artist.”
– Robert Rigby, Managing Director,
Ambition Entertainment, Sydney.
“Emotional, Angelic, controlled and composed… her expertise on the guitar is just as good as her vocal. And that’s what she will deliver to the world. And I say the world because the world will hear.”
– Bella Kalolo, TVNZ Good Morning Find A Star Judge 2011
“In that beautiful quiet section, it felt like you could hear a pin drop.
…her voice showed her light ethereal emotion, plus some grunt in the middle section. She also played so beautifully on guitar – to do both of those things brilliantly, good on her! She has a great future as a
performer because she can perform on her own in any environment”.
– Tina Cross, TVNZ Good Morning Find A Star Judge 2011
Craig, Doug and Marcel are delighted to welcome Kylie into the ever growing Oxo Cubans musical family.