Kisella was born in Nairobi Kenya, in 1991.
In 1997, Kisella was awarded the title of best female vocalist in Frome Somerset. Thereafter Kisella began to write poems, which developed into songs with melodies.
In 1999, she made her singing debut at Glastonbury Festival. She pulled in a yearly audience.
In 2000, she recorded her first song in a small studio in Frome Somerset.
Kisella loved listening to Jazz artists such as Etta James, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby and The Boswell Sisters however she idolized Jennifer Hudson and Ella Fitzgerald.
In 2001, Kisella went into showbiz she was selected out of thousands of applicants to be one of the narrators in a production called “Joseph and his Techni-Coloured Dream coat” at the Hippodrome theatre in Bristol.
Ever since Kisella was little she always loved helping others whom were less fortunate but she never really understood the causes of poverty until she visited Kenya.
Kisella wanted to help financially so all proceeds from all her performances have been directed to ‘Mama Upendo’; a children’s home that was founded and is supported by her loving mother. She feels very close to the children she supports and has visited Kenya again, numerous times to spend time with the children in the home, inspiring them and lifting their spirits with her music.
At the age of 11 she performed in the Merlin theatre in Frome, Somerset in a production “Frome Academy”.
In 2003, Kisella was entered for a BBC television program “Cerry’oke”. She was selected from thousands of applicants and her video was televised.
In 2004, Kisella played a lead part in a local production called “Dido’s Lament”.
In 2005, Kisella auditioned for a television program “Stars in Their Eyes Kids” and went through to the semi-finals.
In 2006 after coming back from a long holiday in Africa, Kisella formed a band called “Tusker” which concentrated on playing Blues covers and went on to secure gigs supporting big bands.
In 2007, Kisella earned a place at the City of Bath College where she studied Music Performance, while in Bath College; she was invited to perform at the Guildhall-Bath. Kisella formed a band called the Kasino’s which had the opportunity to perform at different festivals.
Even though in her youth days, Kisella dreamed of becoming a lawyer or an Ambassador for her country, her love for Jazz music led her to the music industry. She enjoyed listening to: Etta James, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, The Boswell Sisters and idolized Jennifer Hudson and Ella Fitzgerald.
Kisella took part in a music production “Creative Factory”, which sold out every night. Kisella has also headlined at Moles, one of the top venues in Bath. Through gigs and working at different festivals, Kisella was fortunate enough to have meet musicians, such as, James Brown, Baby Head, Pussycat dolls, Jules Holland, Nathan, Ne-Yo, Pee Wee Ellis, Will young, Mc fly, Blur, The Noisettes, Basement Jaxx, Ordinary boys, Mampi Swift, Dj Bubbles, 2play, MVP, Lisa Mafia, Javine, Harvey, Roll Deep, Tinie Tempah, Wile, N-Dubz, Massive Attack, ladyhawk, Amy Wine house, Eternal, Shirley Bessie, Adel, Riannah, Mroon five and Wong.
Kisella has also performed at Ronnie Scott’s, Café De Paris, China Whites, Bath fringe festival, Invention arts, Street Party in Bradford on Avon, Assembly rooms in Bath, Wells cathedral, Fopp, London School of Economics, Cheese and grain in Frome, Club Ice in Westbury, Trowbridge Village Pump Festival, St Paul’s carnival and The Lounge in Bath.
In 2008- Kisella performed in Dorset, at the Endorse festival with the band “Invisible system”.
In 2009, Kisella passed her singing grades 6 and 8.
2010: Kisella is currently studying Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London on a scholarship.
Welcome to the beautiful sound that is Kisella’s. Have a listen, enjoy and please spread the word.