ABOUT ME
Kayleigh Moyer performs and records for artists in pop, country, rock, christian rock, latin, and jazz genres and has recorded at Ocean Way, Blackbird, Dark Horse, RCA Studio B, Quonset Hut, Addiction, Benchmark Sound, and onstage at the Grand Ole Opry. She has also performed at the Grand Ole Opry three times with up-and-coming country artist Ashley Clark. Kayleigh recently finished a two year world tour with Barrage 8 putting on an exciting production with 8 string players and a wide range of genres covered each performance. She recorded drums and percussion on their album at Escarpment Sound Studio in Ontario, Canada December 2015. While in Barrage 8, she was Courtesy Faculty and Artist in Residence at Florida Gulf Coast University in the Spring 2017, which included her giving masterclasses, clinics, performances, and private lessons.

Kayleigh played with Keith Urban on the 2014 CMT Artists of the Year show. This performance was nominated for CMT Performance of the Year 2015. You can find the video of her performing the James Brown classic “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” with Keith and his all girl band live at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center HERE:














Recently, Kayleigh traveled to China with the Hollywood Film Music Orchestra tour to Nanjing, China for the Nanjing Forrest Festival in October 2017. She performed 2 hours of film music with a 45-piece orchestra under the direction of Erik Ochsner, in front of screens displaying scenes from the films in the background. Her roll as a percussionist with this group had her moving between drum kit and the classical percussion section from piece to piece.

Kayleigh made the move to Nashville in 2011 to study commercial music at Belmont University, and she graduated with a Bachelors in Commercial Music Percussion with an emphasis in Performance in the spring of 2015. She was nominated for and was awarded the Freshman of the Year Award, Sophomore of the Year, and Junior of the Year/ Presser Scholar for the School of Music by the faculty. She was also awarded the Percussive Arts Society scholarship dedicated to iconic Nashville drummer Larrie Londin. 

Kayleigh was a featured performer at the 2014 Nashville Drum Show on September 21st. On that performance she played with her duet, The Khromatiks, playing their original arrangements featuring Kyle Pudenz on electric violin and phrase looper and her on drums.

Originally from Syracuse, NY, Kayleigh has a strong jazz drumming background that included her attending the competitive Skidmore Jazz Institute in the summer of 2010. She was also named the #1 high school jazz drum set player in New York State by auditioning and being selected to play in the New York Conference All-State Instrumental Jazz Ensemble her senior year of high school.
   






Performances/Recordings/Clinics
  • Hollywood Film Music Orchestra tour to Nanjing, China for the Nanjing Forrest Festival October 2017. Drum Set and Classical Percussion
  • November 2015-May 2017 Barrage 8 World Tour of Europe, United States, and Canada. (Drumset, Percussion, Vocals)
  • Guest Faculty and Artist in Residence at Florida Gulf Coast University Spring 2017: included masterclasses, clinics, performances, and private lessons.
  • Drum Clinic at Nashville State Community College 11/18/16
  • 2014 CMT Artists of the Year televised performance with Keith Urban playing James Brown’s “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” (12/2/14)
  • CMT Performance of the Year 2015 Nomination for CMT Artists of the Year performance with Keith Urban
  • Performances at the Grand Ole Opry with country artist Ashley Clark on 7/25/2015 and 8/28/15
  • Featured Drum Set Performer at the 2014 Nashville Drum Show (9/21/14)
  • Live Recording at the Grand Ole Opry, Drum Set for the duet: The Khromatiks (10/3/14)
  • Drum Set and Percussion Clinics in Phoenix, NY, Lake Charles, LA, and DeRidder, LA
  • Session work for country, rock, pop, jazz and Latin music genres at Ocean Way, Blackbird, Sound Emporium, RCA Studio B, Quonset Hut, Addiction Sound, Benchmark Sound, Escarpment Sound, and onstage at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Modeling for Mapex Drums; pictures used at Mapex booth for NAMM ’14 in Anaheim, CA
  • Performances and/or recordings with following artists: The Khromatiks, Keith Urban,  Larry Mitchell,  Jon Hammond, Mary Sarah, Moriah Peters, Ashley Clark, Barrage 8, Billy Dawson, Paul Childers, Rachael Turner, Jessie Key, Ashla Taylor, Wes Harllee, Colby Dee, Johnny Hayes, Zach Ummer Band, Brittany Kennell, Meghan Swanson, Luke Caccetta, The Pedal Stills
  • Performances with the Nashville Philharmonic (Classical Percussion) (2013)
  • “Christmas at Belmont” televised PBS special (Classical Percussion) (2011 and 2013)
     

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