Kae spent most of his childhood without a television so music, books and story telling heavily infl uenced him. Whether it was song or story, emotionally powerful performance was a constant part of daily life. Kae found his own passion for performance while attending the prestigious Achimota School noted for educating some of Africa’s most infl uential leaders. At weekly talent shows, Kae and his peers began performing covers of popular American rap records.
He also began to write original lyrics and poetry while learning to play guitar and piano. In 2001, Kae entered a new chapter of his life when he left his family and moved to Hamilton, Ontario to complete high school and attend university. Kae continued to perform and write music, while jumping into the local hip-hop scene by performing at open mics and freestyle battles around town. He also became a part of a short-lived hip-hop group that opened for Damian Marley. With a renewed faith, Kae Sun decided to pursue a full-fledged musical career. He quickly became more interested in a greater variety of modes of self-expression.
He began to take a more sincere approach towards music while introducing live instruments and singing to his repertoire. He became more interested in diverse styles of music using the likes of Neil Young and Bob Dylan to help broaden his creative palette. Kae Sun began studying the production notes and performances of these classic musicians in order to understand what made them so effective. Armed with these new tools, Kae Sun recorded his fi rst full-length demo record. It generated a buzz that earned him a 2006 Hamilton Music Award.
Fueled by the success of his demo, Kae released his debut EP entitled Ghost Town Prophecy and went on a successful tour performing with Canadian musical giants Shad K, K-OS and Bedouin Soundclash, as well as at festivals such as Hillside Music Festival, the Toronto Jazz Festival and Pop Montreal. Kae Sun is now based in Toronto and continues to perform. He maintains his diverse style performing solo acoustic or with a band and will release his debut full length album “Lion on a Leash” on Toronto-based label URBNET Records on October 6th, 2009. The album is a product of Kae Sun’s experience and what he has learned on his musical journey. In addition to producing many of the tracks on this record himself, Kae was able work with an array of his favourite musicians such as Mr.
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