Kayla Mahon

Get ready to dance! Storming the stage at our 2025 Wairarapa Music in the Country Festival, you’re in for a treat!Kayla Mahon is a southern New Zealand based singer, songwriter and musician. Get your tickets now.

With a career spanning three decades, Kayla recorded in Nashville in June 2023 to work with producer Jay Tooke of Penny Arcade Productions and co- writer Ryan Sorestad. This collaborative album released in March 2024 reflects Kayla’s newfound depth and storytelling – capturing a decade of songwriting maturity whilst also celebrating her established sound that audiences know and love.

Winner of the coveted 2000 and 2008 New Zealand Overall Gold Guitar Award, other accolades include performing at CMC Rocks in 2017, reaching the top 24 on the globally recognised XFACTOR NZ in 2015 and representing Aotearoa on the Global Artist stage in Nashville in 2016 showcasing her original song “Through Georgia’s Eyes”.
Named NZCMA Horizon Award winner in 2015, Kayla journeyed to Tennessee and recorded her first Nashville single “Do you Ever” – successfully trending on Spotify’s Fresh Country playlist, followed by her first EP release in 2015 entitled “Girl on the Move”.