Open your life to the music of JAYLA and begin an unforgettable voyage through unique harmonies, percussion, rhythm and soul. Whether performing alone or with a complete band arrangement, this authentic Los Angeles based female duo will take you on a journey through a self exploration. JAYLA’s explosive performances, delivered by Nikki Thompson and Diane Kelly, will rock your world and forever change your life. JAYLA has completed its newest CD release, Faithfully Alive, boasting a 16-song compilation guaranteed to move your soul and touch your heart, even when presented in its raw acoustical form. This hottest collection of innovative masterpieces follows the band’s successful CD “Electric” and is a work of genius written and performed by JAYLA’s first rate songwriters Diane Kelly (Vocals, Guitar and Percussion) and Nikki Thompson (Vocals, Multi-instrumentalist and Producer). In August 2007, JAYLA unveiled Faithfully Alive at the 98.9 WMMO Downtown Concert Series, opening for the legendary “Queen of Rock”, Pat Benatar. Prior to making Los Angeles the band’s home, JAYLA performed extensively throughout the state of Florida, showcasing its genuine acoustic and band material, serving as a regular act at the House of Blues and receiving prime time airplay on 98.9 WMMO, Orlando’s popular rock station, as well as on Real Radio 104.1 FM. Accolades followed, including a nomination for Best Pop Rock Band by the Orlando Annual Music Awards. JAYLA has traveled to the East and West coasts of the United States performing in their current location at The Knitting Factory ( Hollywood ), The Joint, Room 5 Lounge, and The Mint, and in New York City at the infamous The Bitter End and The Lion's Den. JAYLA also opened for Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on their "Let's GO!" summer tour at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City . Finally, JAYLA has had the opportunity to open for many other well established national acts, including Gavin DeGraw; TRAIN, Better Than Ezra; The Black Crowes, Clarence Clemmons of The E Street Band, Blue Oyster Cult, The Bacon Brothers, and Kansas. Experience JAYLA – Music that moves You. A passionate and highly driven songwriter, Diane Kelly's forceful deliveries result in an eruption of melodies boasting of love, truth and vast life experience. Diane’s uniqueness and simplicity are core ingredients for the creation of hit songs and catchy lyrics. Audiences of all ages are drawn to Diane because her words originate from her soul and serve as daily reminders that we all can contribute in making this world a better place. While listening to Diane’s voice will often result in lifelong fans, watching her perform on stage will frequently be a life altering experience. Born and bred in New Jersey, Diane strives for the greater good and is committed to promoting balance and positive change. A gifted songwriter, singer, musician, and producer, Nikki Thompson's colorful collection of songs are abstract and vivid, enabling listeners the opportunity to visit and imagine places and scenes without traveling or even closing their eyes. Nikki’s innate ability to wow audiences with her dazzling guitar skills and inventive approaches to traditional and non-traditional instruments, including the African djembe drum, further contributes to an extraordinary musical performance. Her playful style and flair for comedy are additional attractions that make the overall experience hard to resist. Originally from Ohio, Nikki is enchanted by the four corners of the United States, Alaska, and the Badlands of South Dakota, and is an avid supporter of animals and the environment.