DEMI MAYS has been singing since before she could walk, and has always had a place for music in her heart. Influenced by her musician father, Demi spent much of her childhood singing in choirs, and performing in local theatre productions. In her early teens, Demi got her first guitar and learned how to play a few simple chords. Eventually she started writing her own songs; which she continues to do today. While attending Cincinnati State College, Demi found a love and passion for yoga and pursued certification to become an instructor. Her involvement with this community has helped her develop the skills to live a life fulfilled through positive social and emotional health. Demi sees the value in teaching these same skills to children through music.
In 2012, DEMI MAYS was asked to perform a few tracks on a bullying prevention music CD project produced by GROWING SOUND (a division of Children, Inc.-a 501 (c)(3) non-profit) based in Covington, KY. Demi jumped at this opportunity to be part of something that has such significant impact. Demi started touring with GROWING SOUND award winning composer/songwriter; DAVID KISOR. David invited Demi to join him for concerts at schools, libraries, festivals, community events, conferences and more. Audiences called her "delightful and engaging". Others said "She kept the children excited about the music."
When GROWING SOUND was looking for a new artist to expand their publishing and record label opportunities, Demi Mays was the perfect choice. Demi signed with GROWING SOUND in 2014 and in August released her first featured CD project titled DANDELION. Songs from DANDELION were quickly picked up by radio stations in NC, MO, PA, NY, CT in addition to iHeartRadio, Pandora, and Live365. Reviews also continue to come in from Mommy Bloggers, Educational Bloggers, and other Family-Friendly periodicals. The Family Review Center gave DANDELION their seal of approval and a GOLD STAR Award.
DEMI is now focusing on being the children's performing artist she always dreamed of being! She'll play her guitar, get the children moving...and she may even do tricks with her hula hoop! She'll light up your event with her ubersweet smile, her organic disposition, and her collection of songs that will create wonderful memories for children, parents, teachers and other guests. David Kisor
Demi Mays (Guitar/Tracks),
David Kisor (Keyboard),
Bill Bleistine (Drums)