Residing: Victoria BC, Canada
Genre: Adult Alternative / Easy Listening
Years Active: 2007 - Present
Label/Management: Currently seeking representation
Official Websites: kristinahelene.com
Kristina is a Calgary born singer/songwriter.
At 15, she became a semi-finalist in the ISC (International Songwriting Competition) two years in a row for her song "From Here" and has also won honourable mention awards from the Billboard Music for her song "Where is this going?" and twice for "How Could You". How Could You is available on iTunes.
Kristina now resides in Victoria BC and has travelled back and forth to LA working with award winning producer CJ Vanston. In LA, she has had the honour of recording a couple of jazz cover songs at Capitol Records with legendary engineer and record producer Al Schmitt and Steve Genewick.
In recent years, Kristina has shared the stage with award winning producer David Foster and one of the most influential figures in "nuevo flamenco" music, Jesse Cook. She has also opened up for Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo and Naturally 7 with husband and musical partner, Thomas Kinzel. The duo have mesmerized audiences all over Vancouver Island with their live performances. They have now expanded to an online presence through COVID times, capturing the hearts of people all over the world.
The couple have just released their original song 'Somehow' which Thomas arranged, produced, mixed, and mastered.
They also had the pleasure of having 'The One Man Orchestra' Stevie Blacke on this beautiful winter ballad.
'Somehow' is now available on all platforms.
Currently, Kristina and Thomas are working toward an original album set to release in late 2021.
"I have never been able to call myself one genre. I have always been interested in a vast variety of music that calls to me. My original music and the type of music I like to perform is a complex and beautiful mix of contemporary pop, soul, and jazz.
When listening to artists such as Melody Gardot, Lianne La Havas, and Emily King, we find more than just one genre in their beautifully crafted songs. We find soul, feel, and realness that so many people have forgotten about in this social media craze of cookie cutter pop culture.
I stand next to and admire artists like Maggie Rogers, John Mayer, and Bruno Mars who strive to make a huge difference in the way
people hear music in the mainstream world. My goal is to do just that.
I hope to inspire hearts and bring emotions from within.
Music is my absolute passion and I am so thankful to be apart of it all."