Swedish/Eritrean musician Kahsay was born in Asmara, Eritrea and moved to Sweden as a child together with his mother and sister. Kahsay’s early music career started when he met his childhood friend J. Roberts from the band Impera, and they started their first band The Invaders.
In The Invaders Kahsay played bass and then moved on to guitars and he also did the lead vocals. Early on Kahsay knew that he wanted to sing in english and write his own music and lyrics. From The Invaders Kahsay joined a local punk band in Stockholm called the Scabby Hyenas. This was also the first time that Kahsay entered a real studio. The band released a vinyl single with a song called “Jimmy The Frog”.
In 1987 Kahsay was approached by a old friend that was on the same rock scene in south of Stockholm, that told Kahsay that he and a friend was about to start a funk band. An original act. Kahsay joined the band and together with BJ, Stu, Jake and Fred they started to write songs and started to perform on Stockholm club scenes.
The band SAY What played for several years and had some minor success, recorded a vinyl single, performed on national TV, and in 1996 they recorded a 3 song cd. About the same time the band started to disband due to parenting and so on. Kahsay started to work in a studio called Backbeat Studio, and collaborated with DJ Ledberg. Kahsay put more time and energy to his song writing skills that landed him a record deal with Stockholm Records
Kahsay’s first song was produced by Denniz Pop & Max Martin, and made it well on the charts. He proceed to record an album with two producers from the EZ productions team. One of them is the well known Rami. Kahsay and Rami wrote a couple of the songs on the album titled “Coz I’m Kahsay”. Three songs were released as single, but then Kahsay decided to end the collaboration due to different opinions on marketing strategies with the record label.
Kahsay is now back with new songs and the first song coming out is a collaboration with the well known super producer Lars Chriss from metal band Lions Share. The song is called "Annie" .