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Kaleah Lee

Mar 15, 2024

10:20pm – 10:55pm CT

St David's Bethell Hall

Raised in suburban Vancouver, Kaleah began playing music at her local church, eventually focusing on piano and guitar as she got older. She wrote her first original music in 2020, and was persuaded by her sister to post it online. Within her first few posts, Kaleah started turning heads with her original songs on TikTok, eventually receiving the attention of Taylor Swift, Bon Iver, Maggie Rogers, Gracie Abrams, and more. 

That buzz turned into high demand to release original music; Kaleah responded in 2022 with her debut, ‘Heavy Handed,’ followed by a string of singles that amassed both critical acclaim & tremendous editorial support.

Kaleah upped the ante in 2023, touring with Leith Ross & Searows, releasing a slew of self-produced and self-written singles like 'Where'd The Time Go?', and gaining further attention from the likes of Lizzy McAlpine and Mustafa. With her most recent single 'Rotting Fruit', Kaleah is cementing herself as a rising multi-hyphenate.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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