Photo Credit: Allyson Matos
MUA: Kirstie Pumpkin
Originally from Vancouver, now based in Toronto, Kristen Karma is keeping busy. She recently released her single, “Party Heroes”, which will no doubt have you on your feet with its upbeat electronic beat. Kristen has been performing since a very young age, she comments,
“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.”
Check out the single below, and while you’re dancing in your chair, find out more about Kristen in our segment of Five Questions With!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hello, my name is Kristen Karma! I am a Pop Artist from Vancouver who now resides in Toronto. I’ve been lucky enough to play Lady Gaga’s Official After-Parties in Vancouver for her Born This Way Ball (2013) and Joanne (2017) World Tour and had the pleasure of opening for Grammy Award Winner AKON on his Guelph Stop in 2017.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My musical style is a blend of catchy pop hooks with rock style riffs and dance beats. Influences can be heard from Lady Gaga, Avril Lavigne, The Veronicas, Katy Perry, and Kesha throughout my music.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Yes! I will be headlining the Cameron House (Back Room) on March 31 with an amazing all-female lineup and then I’ll be headlining the Cavern Bar on May 19. The shows are super energetic and I usually add in something new and unique to each show. Each show is different with a twist that is only performed live. Dates for upcoming shows can be seen on my Facebook or Website!
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
That would have to be Party Heroes! It’s a fun upbeat and quirky song with some wicked guitar solos thrown in all about showing up to the Party, bringing the crowd and just having the time of our lives. I’ll be shooting the Music Video for it in May!
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
There is so much talent in Canada! Avril Lavigne, LIGHTS, Shawn Hook, Michael Buble… <3
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.