Kayla has been performing oldies music since the age of 9. Now at 15, making the transformation of Kayla Starr, Doo Wop Princess to Kayla Stockert, Singer/Songwriter. Working with the The Como Brothers, her new songs are contemporary, sprinkled with an retro vibe. Her latest EP, "Castles In The Sand", is due to come out this Fall. The first song off this EP, "Don't Go Messing With My Heart" is available for download now.
Kayla has performed the Dunkin Donuts Center RI, Apollo Theater, The Friars Club, Nikon Jones Beach Theater Side Stage, and many other large venues along side many of her musical inspirations. A Finalist Fox TV's XFactor, and MSG Varsity Talent Show was the highlight of 2012. Fortunate to win a listening session at Sony Records in NYC in affiliation with Sound & Image Showcase Kayla was named "Global Emerging Artist". In 2011, Kayla was 1 of the handful picked out of 40,000 kids to audition for a show called Majors & Minors, although she didn't make the final cut the experience was invaluable.
Kayla has been fortunate enough to sing for Simon Colwell, Demi Lovato and L.A Reid. Spent time with Connie Francis, and shared the stage with Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, Gloria Gaynor, Donny Most from Happy Days, Lovin Spoonful, Fred Paris & The Five Satins, The Chantels, The Chiffons, Barbara Harris, Larry Chance, Vito Picone & The Elegants, Kenny Vance, Larry Chance, The Teenagers, Jay Siegal & The Tokens, Jay & The Americans, Lou Christie, Larry Chance just to name a few!
While not performing, she is a normal teenage girl who enjoys the piano, song writing, texting, shopping, cooking, makeup, XBOX and Geocaching. Kayla is constantly involved in childhood cancer organizations and events, volunteering wherever they need her. She lends her voice to Songs of Love, an organization that creates personalized CD'S for children facing tough medical conditions. She is also a huge advocate for any animal organization! Kayla loves to visit nursing homes to share her gift with people who truly appreciate it.
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