One of our October featured artists is Krista Marina!
Krista Marina is an alternative pop singer/songwriter from Huntington Beach, CA whose music displays jazz, blues, and sometimes folk influences. Her interest in songwriting sparked from the various music genres she explored growing up. Although artists like Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, Hozier, and Emeli Sande inspire her, Krista has a niche style that is evident in her music.
Raised in a cultural household, Krista developed an ear for dynamic vocals and appealing melodies. As soon as she discovered songwriting, Krista began taking music more seriously. At age 14, she joined a band with close friends with whom she fostered her art and performed countless gigs for five years. Lead singer, keyboardist, and cajon player of the group, Krista performed at notable venues, such as the Troubadour and the Viper Room. Meanwhile, at Huntington Beach High School, Krista was a part of the Music Media Entertainment Technology program of the Academy for the Performing Arts (APA MMET) through which she cultivated her songwriting and performing skills, and discovered her interest in production.
In June of 2016, Krista released her debut EP, “Bittersweet,” which she wrote and co-produced. She continues to write, play shows, and immerse herself in various pockets of music. Although Krista’s music stretches across genres, there is a certain intangible element about it that signifies a Krista Marina-type style that sets her apart from the rest.
Be sure to check out her EP ‘Bittersweet’ – a truthful, jazzy expression of love, loss, and learning where to go next after it’s all said and done.
Go see her live show:
Oct 26th at 8:30 PM: Skyloft Venue in Laguna Beach
She also has collaborations coming out with a couple EDM artists, and an exciting announcement to be released later this month regarding an upcoming video! Be sure to be on the lookout and follow her journey on Facebook!