ABOUT KRISTINA

"Kristina’s style defies exact definition in that she does not sound like anyone you have heard in the last 40 years or so. [Her voice] is quite unique. It is immensely exciting and demands your attention." 

- Colin Newell CoffeeCrew Blog

"phenomenally talented and just a gorgeous person inside and out" 

- Mike Knobloch NBC Universal

"Awesome Voice!" 

- David Foster 

"Her voice is soft and beautiful, but at the same time powerful and rich, a voice that touches the depth of the heart." 

- Oops! Magazine

Kristina is a Calgary born singer/songwriter. She wrote her first song at the age of eight and recorded for her first time in a little garage four years later. She then went on to work with producer Greg Gunhold and was nominated semi-finalist in the ISC (International Songwriting Competition) at the age of 15 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 her 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 Thomas Kinzel. Kristina's  piano vocal cover album (produced, played, arranged, mixed, and mastered by the multi talented Thomas Kinzel)  is entitled 'The Nearness of You'. They are working towards an original album set to release in early 2020.

 

Kristina Helene: 

 

"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."

© Kristina Helene 2020