Idra Kayne – daughter of a Ugandan father and a Greek mother – was born and raised in Greece during the ’80s. She discovered her passion for the performing arts at a very early age. She has studied dance (ballet & jazz) for 15 years and has been a member of a choir for 12 years. After graduating high school she studied social work at the university of Athens. She has studied technical voice placement at the Vocal Art Academy and has taken acting lessons at the Theatro ton Allagon. Since 2000 she has performed at various well known nightclubs of Athens. In 2007 she performed at the Meet The Streets Festival in Rotterdam as a member of the Roots&Routes project. Her first album “Don’t walk away” was released worldwide on December 14th 2011 by EMI Records, written and produced by Big Time Pr. In March 2012 her first single “Don’t walk away” was chosen as Song of Spring 2012 by Jumping Fish while she has participated in several theatre productions since 2011, the operetta “Daughter of the Storm”(2011) and the musicals Rent (2012), Fame(2012), Annie(2013) and Priscilla, Queen of the desert (2014), Sweet Charity (2016), Paw Patrol Live (2018), Voutia stin Vithoupoli (2019) and numerous children’s theatrical plays.
Idra has collaborated with various Greek artist since 2010 (Giorgos Dalaras, Yannis Kotsiras, Lavrentis Maheristas, Helena Paparizou, Foivos Delivorias, Panos Mouzourakis, Zak Stefanou) and has acted as a supponting act for international artists such as Hannah Williams, The Heavy and Incognito.
In November 2017 her second album, produced by Quasamodo was released by Universal Music.
‘“Her voice has an impressive depth, the soulful grοwl of a diva. She could be one of Billy Cotton’s “Dreamgils”…”