After her mother shared details of a dream that bizarrely repeated: "Kaylyn has long fingers. She should play guitar", Kaylyn Marie learned a few chords and found herself happily losing track of time.
At age 17, her plans to attend Towson University as an Education Major were quickly altered by a last minute,
(fortunately) successful audition for Marymount Manhattan's BFA Acting Program. In her unanticipated New York years, she has independently released her debut EP "Where I Need" to a sold-out Joe's Pub, held residencies at Pete's Candy Store and Rockwood Music Hall, received a golden ticket to Hollywood Week for American Idol XV, was featured in Steven Spielberg's "The Post", and originated a role in a new musical titled "Music City".
When you catch her solo, you can expect echoes of 60s Greenwich Village soulful folk to 70s Laurel Canyon witchy rock paired with something entirely her own. When you catch her band project, The Wildlings, you’re encouraged to wear your retro best as they play originals with bits of blues, jabs of jazz, and snippets of swing accompanied by themes supporting all to share their voice more freely. As both a front woman and solo performer, her ability to perform any genre with distinct authenticity, vocal prowess, and candid lyricism, leaves audiences of all ages feeling they’ve been in the company of an old soul and close pal.
Some highlights of her pursuits as a music maker and actor include becoming a graduate of Marymount Manhattan's BFA Acting Program, an alumnus of Joe's Pub's Working Group, a finalist on American Idol, and an Amish Witch on Lifetime TV.
Currently, she is writing and recording material for her first full band project, "Kaylyn Marie & The Wildlings" who's sound embodies a golden pop tone with bits of rhythm and blues and snippets of bebop and swing. Their debut release will be in 2019.
If interested in her work as an actress, browse here.