Sensi Trails Band
Kyle Rising - Guitarist/Lead Vocals
Growing up in Virginia, Kyle Rising loved to immerse himself in as many different styles of music as he could find. This prompted him to begin writing and playing songs of his own at a very young age.
In 2014, filled with music and inspiration, Kyle was playing his guitar on the beach while on a family vacation in Outerbanks, North Carolina. There he met E.N Young, who was on tour with Tribal Seeds. Little did he know that the chance meeting would grow into a future blessing.
After finishing a year at Radford University, Kyle decided to relocate to Outerbanks to pursue music with full focus and intention. Playing open mic nights, he began meeting like-minded musicians who were interested in starting a reggae band. Thus began his journey towards Sensi Trails.
Forming in 2016, Sensi Trails became an outlet for Kyle to express himself, while also paying homage to the bands who influenced him in his youth. These included Jack White, The Avett Brothers, Peoples Blues of Richmond, Stick Figure, and The Movement. The band recorded and released a 5 track EP showcasing songs such as Dirty Couch and New Romance.
By 2018, Kyle decided to move operations to San Diego, a mecca of sunshine and smooth sounds. Soon after, he reunited with E.N Young, and began recording new material for a full length album at Imperial Sound Studios. Finding sonic gold in the title track of the album, Just Livin' featuring Kbong of Stick Figure, Kyle began scouting the scene for new band members. That's when he found Jordan, who joined on drums, and Kaya on bass. Striving to take the songs to a new level, the group then added keyboardist Mike. Thus bringing together his dream, to breathe life into a new chapter of Sensi Trails.
Kaya Hall - Bass/ Vocals
Living east of San Diego in Santee, California, Kaya was first drawn to music thanks to his father's record collection. Initially discovering what he thought were real life comic book characters in the band Kiss, he concluded that playing in a band was the ultimate way to realize his dreams.
His parents further influenced his taste by taking him to see a multitude of live concerts. It was at one of these shows that Kaya discovered reggae. Taking him to see Slightly Stoopid, he heard a completely new sound, and equally important, he felt a whole new energy in the crowd. Following this new energy led him to a reggae festival, where he felt his mind open to a different lifestyle and community of people.
Kaya began learning to play guitar, and was eventually able to deepen his study of music by taking classes in high school. After playing around in several rock bands, he formed the band Strictly Skunk, in which he plays guitar and sings lead vocals.
Inspired by bassists Marley D. Williams of Rebelution, and Victor Navarro of Tribal Seeds, Kaya played with the idea of playing bass in a West coast reggae band. It was in Bandmix, an online platform to connect musicians, that Kaya then came into contact with Kyle Rising. After the two met in person, it became clear that they both had a similar drive and determination to make music. The seemingly random connection became magic, and Kaya joined Sensi Trails. Coming from completely different places in life, it was their mutual passion for music that brought them together.
Jordan Starke - Drummer
Jordan Starke was born in Colorado Springs, CO on June 15th, 1997. He was introduced to the drums as a young child by his father in the wake of his parents divorce. He was given his first drum kit at the age of 8 years old. This would be the only one he’d have until age 12. Growing up, Jordan would bang around on the drums making noise however possible! He started to take drum lessons at age 11 after receiving them as a Christmas gift from his mom. Shortly after his first few lessons, he knew DRUMMING was EXACTLY everything he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He continued studying with various instructors around Colorado Springs and Denver areas throughout high school, as well as playing in the Jazz band and Concert band for some time. He joined his first band in 2014 a metal trio in Colorado Springs called Ash of The Mind.
Jordan knew he wanted to go to California and play drums having looked up to countless bands that originated there. After graduating high school in 2015, Jordan got his first gigs with Ash of The Mind and would learn the ropes of playing drums live for a band for the first time. In 2016, he packed up his drums and clothes into a 97’ Jeep Cherokee and drove all the way to Oceanside, CA to move in with his brother who was stationed at Camp Pendleton. He would begin the grand search for a band to play drums with although it did not happen overnight. Jordan played with many a different musicians and groups before he would meet Kyle Rising from Sensi Trails in 2018. He played his first show with Kyle as Sensi Trails in September 2018 and shortly after linking up with Kaya Hall on bass, Sensi Trails began the long haul and still haulin’ on!
When home from tour, Jordan enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking good food, reading books, and practicing more drums!