"What's the point of life if we're stagnant? I've always just wanted to go out there and do all the things I dreamt about when I was a little girl dancing and singing in my living room with my mom's high heels."

- Paytra Gessler

Born the first child of two in small-town Bedford, Michigan, Paytra made a not-so-ordinary choice to leave home at age sixteen with a one-way train ticket to New York City. Paytra is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and actress and has performed in front of thousands of people while also making multiple TV debuts. Notable performances include Disney World, New York Fashion Week, Montauk’s Memory bar opening for Fat Joe, and New York Fox 5. Her music is heard on pilot series “Lower East Asides” and Kipling USA’s 2019 Campaign.

Paytra’s rap-like delivery and hard-hitting drums set her apart from other pop artists while the experiences she’s had in life shape her lyrics- all from the relatable perspective of a young woman. Her debut single “ToTo” boasts of femme confidence and has featured on Womanly Magazine’s “Artist to Watch.” Her work has also been on Sirius XM’s Shade 45, Vlad TV and A&R music blog. It’s no wonder her pop anthem “Big Shot” has been placed in Spotify playlists across the globe!

Paytra is a classically trained pianist and has been writing music since age twelve. She credits her predecessors, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Rihanna, as significant influences in her music. With a new project on the way in 2020, it’s no doubt that Paytra will be making many more appearances. Follow Paytra on her social media to keep up to date with new releases!


“If you need a dose of passion, enthusiasm, and drive look no further! Paytra has an uncanny lease on life!

With plenty of hooks and drops around the weaving, thrashing and sweetly synergetic track hits you with it’s infectiously good vibe feel.

“Paytra reminds us to 'follow our dreams, and don't stop.'”

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"She is a firecracker in the nicest sense and full of energy and life. Paytra is super professional, but a natural at being herself on set  and performing. She was an inspiration to our fashion advertising story."

-Ray Murray, Creative Director of Kipling

Notable Events

  • Disney World, Orlando Florida for Top Model of the Year Convention

  • World Pride 2019 and Motor City Pride 2019

  • The New Yorker Hotel for 2018 NYFW as guest performer

  • New York Fox 5 Star of the Day

  • Heart of Arts Fashion show at Angel Orensanz Foundation for 2017 NYFW

  • Memory Motel Montauk, NY (Opener for Fat Joe)

  • MTV’s Truth Campaign 2019 for the VMAs (national commercial)

  • Law and Order SVU Season 20 guest appearance

  • Kipling's 2019 Campaign

T.V Appearances

  • 104.1 The Beat

  • Shade 45 Sirius XM

Notable Radio


Brooklyn Cloth


Pretty Girls Sweat Fitness

Timberland Shoes

Kipling Bags


2019 Kipling Campaign

Music Placement

2019 Lower East Asides Episode 1

T.V. Placement


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