Kristen Karma has the power to make pink hardcore, and she will not take, “No” for an answer. With a career that is already blossoming in the Vancouver pop/dance scene, Kristen Karma is no stranger to the ever growing music industry.
Even though much of her formative years were devoted to a theoretical and exacting world of ballet lessons, Air Cadets, Military Marching Bands, and The Royal Conservatory of Music, some of the only evidence that remains of her past is the neon pink tulle that shoots out from under her black corset. It’s undeniable—Kristen Karma is a band nerd. But she is a band nerd who might punch you in the face for showing up late to practice.
Her current single “Bustin’ Out” exudes her years of musical experience and diva persona. Already garnering rave reviews, it is certain she is a young talent to watch out for.
Kristen Karma is taking control of her own destiny with a Gold Award in one hand (personally given to her by HRH Prince Edward in 2009) and a black corset in the other. She effortlessly walks the line between an organized and responsibly rehearsed persona who has spent years studying the theory behind her music, and her alter ego who cannot refrain from gallivanting all over the stage during her pop/electronic performances. Karma not only wields a certificate in Audio Engineering from Hot Sole Music, but has years of experience in basically every kind of band ranging in style from Pipes and Drums to Jazz, and from Military Marching Bands to her own dance-pop project.
Kristen teamed up with Toronto based, On Time Music Group’s President and producer extraordinaire, Kurt Gentles and co-producer, the internationally renowned Safra to bring you this melodically infectious dance pop single, ‘Bustin’ Out’ that is sure to have your listeners wanting more.
Her previous EP, Destination Unknown, garnered critical success with numerous positive reviews, but Karma’s recordings are far from her only facet that is gaining positive attention from the press. Kristen Karma lives for the stage, and it shows. “She plays as if it’s her last time she’s ever going to be playing,” reports DJ Spencer in a recent review (December 2011). Karma herself recounts stories of being drawn to the stage from an early age, saying, “Before the age of five, I would gravitate to the stage no matter who was playing. If I could, I would get up on stage and dance with the singers.” It is this kind of driven and simultaneously care-free attitude that has propelled Kristen Karma deeper and deeper into a professional career in music.
With influences such as Lady Gaga, The Veronicas, Katy Perry and Cindi Lauper, it is no wonder that Kristen Karma offers a distinct flavour of electronic-pop. She delivers it to the T with her new single ‘Bustin Out’, all under a positive theme of “self confidence and self esteem”. Karma continues to wow audiences with her energetic live performances, and she does it all with a neon pink microphone in hand.
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