Orlando-based boy band KAJ Brothers on mission to end human trafficking
What makes the KAJ Brothers different from the other talented acts taking the stage during the Florida Music Festival in Orlando this weekend is what they hope to accomplish with their talents. The KAJ Brothers are scheduled to perform Friday on the Church Street Station stage at 8 p.m.
“Our mission is to make chivalry cool again,” Kyle Craichy says. “We are doing that through the creation of pop/funk dance music that’s not demeaning or objectifying to women. We want to write and perform great dance and love songs based on respect, and show the world the true value of women is not in what they do or how they look but in who they are.”
They are also putting their money where their mission is by raising funds and awareness for organizations that combat human trafficking.
They started out by donating the proceeds of their first single to the International Justice Mission (IJM) and The Porch Light. IJM is a non-profit human rights organization based in the United States that helps rescue victims of human rights abuses, including sex trafficking, around the globe. The Porch Light is a ministry committed to helping restore victims of sex trafficking physically, emotionally and spiritually. They then founded the KAJ Brothers Freedom Foundation to continue raising funds, by donating a portion of their music sales and other efforts, to help eradicate human sex trafficking.
In the process of making chivalry cool again the KAJ Brothers are also making boy bands hot again. They regularly work with Orlando's renowned producer/vocal coach Gerry Williams who helped craft the boy band sound for N'Sync and The Backstreet Boys.
The KAJ Brothers are a unique trio of pop, rock and R&B talent featuring masterful harmonies and exciting musicality. They are releasing a new 5-song EP titled Chivalry the day before their FMF appearance with all original music and a unique pop/funk style.
“Our new sound will get people moving,” Austin Craichy says. “We have some high-energy numbers with great groove. Once the music starts you will get lost in the rhythm and find yourself dancing along to the beat.”
The band previously had success with stylistic interpretations of classical contemporary and R&B hits. Their version of Frank Sinatra's The Way You Look Tonight climbed all the way to number 5 on the AC top 40 national charts. They also have a highly acclaimed acappella version of the National Anthem that stirs the soul.
More about the KAJ Brothers:
The multi-talented, Orlando-based KAJ Brothers consists of Kyle Craichy on vocals, dance, piano and guitar; sibling Austin Craichy on vocals, dance, piano, guitar and drums; and vocalist and dance champion Johnny Atys, from Paris, France. Kyle and Austin were born in Tampa and learned to sing and play the piano from their mother, Monica, who was crowned Miss Florida in 1985 and won the talent award for her classical piano performance of Rachmaninoff at the Miss America Pageant. Kyle is also the best-selling author or Face It: Winning the War on Acne and the founder and CEO of AcneLXR. The KAJ Brothers regularly work with Orlando's renowned producer/vocal coach Gerry Williams who helped craft the boy band sound for N'Sync and The Backstreet Boys. More information can be found at: www.kajbrothers.com; www.facebook.com/kajbrothers