First Place Winners - Music Aid International, Best Band, 2007 - K.R.A.V.E. for their original song, "In Between"
First Place Winners - GoGirls Songwriting Competition, 2007 - with their original song, "In Between"
First Place Winners - Amateur Night at the Apollo, Harlem, NY (Nov., 2006) with their original song, "Everything About You"
Kristina Marie and Vita Izabella have created a unique sound with their opposing backgrounds and styles of singing. Vita Izabella is a classically trained singer who has been greatly influenced by the classical and jazz greats. Kristina Marie is a rocker through and through, having been influenced by artists such as Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, and Pat Benetar. Although their voices are seemingly on opposite ends of the color spectrum, when blended together they become one fascinating splash of sound. They have become heavily influenced by each other over the past few years of performing and writing music together. In fact, it is now difficult at times to discern one voice from the other.
In 2001, a chance encounter gave Vita Izabella the opportunity to tour throughout Europe as the harmony singer/background guitarist for the band Blackmore's Night, founded by the legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, former guitarist and songwriter for the bands Deep Purple and Rainbow.
Kristina Marie has performed at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center in a production “Fiddler on the Roof.” Kristina Marie has shared the stage with Andy Bassford, Grammy award-winning member of Toots & the Maytals and has had the privilege of singing with the folk icon, Richie Havens.
Over the past few years, Vita Izabella and Kristina Marie have been working closely, writing and recording with good friend and producer, Paul Umbach (Nine Days, Aaron Carter, Britney Spears). They have been showcasing their original music, both individually and together, at NYC venues such as The Knitting Factory, The Bitter End, The Sidewalk Cafe, Pete’s Candy Store, The Lion’s Den, Kenny’s Castaways, CBGB’s Gallery and The Back Fence. They have also showcased their music at the nationally recognized Chick Singer Night, at The Bitter End, hosted by Deena Miller.
K.R.A.V.E. is currently putting the finishing touches on their new EP Ghosts & Obsessions.
Check out the article about Kristina con Vita written by Gene Melino in the New Sun Newspaper at www.newsun.com/kristinaconvita.html.
Kristina con Vita play as a female acoustic rock duo, but depending on the venue, also perform as a power trio or as a full-out rock band (a.k.a. K.R.A.V.E.).
Kristina con Vita (Kristina Cascone and Vita Izabella) Vocals/guitars/percussion
Andy Bassford-lead guitar
Rob Cooch- Bass guitar
Charlie Spataro- Drums
Singles from the new EP "Ghosts & Obsessions":
"Everything About You"
"Waking In A Mess"
"Ghost of Mary"
Going It Alone Together
Please check out the link at: http://www.newsun.com/kristinaconvita.html
When performing cover music, Kristina con Vita plays an eclectic variety of classic to modern rock music, including some jazz, blues, and R&B.
PARTIAL SONG LIST
All You Wanted (Michelle Branch)
Authority Song (John Cougar)
Babylon (David Gray)
Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce)
Bell Bottom Blues (Eric Clapton)
Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell)
Black Horse & a Cherry Tree (K.T. Tunstall)
Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin)
Collide (Howie Day)
Come to My Window (Melissa Etheridge)
Dream (Everly Brothers)
Everywhere (Michelle Branch)
Faith (George Micheal)
Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead)
Hand in Pocket (Allanis Morrisette)
Heartless (Kanye West)
Hey, Jealousy (Gin Blossoms)
I Alone (Live)
If You Could Only See (Tonic)
I’m a Believer (The Monkees)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
I’ve Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
Jolene (Ray LaMontagne)
Leaving on a Jet Plane (J. Denver)
Maggie May (Rod Stewart)
Man on the Moon (R.E.M.)
The Middle (Jimmy Eat World)
My Happy Ending (Avril Lavigne)
One of Us (Joan Osborne)
Only the Good Die Young (Billy Joel)
Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Run Around (Blues Travelers)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (S. Wonder)
Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns & Roses)
Sweet Home Alabama (L. Skynard)
Thunder Road (B. Springsteen)
Time of Your Life (Green Day)
Torn (Natalie Imbruglia)
Under the Boardwalk (Drifters)
Use Me (Bill Withers)
Waking Up in Vegas (Katy Perry)
Walking on Sunshine (Katrina & the Waves)
What I Like About You (Romantics)
What’s Going On (Marvin Gaye)
What’s Up (Four Non Blondes)
Whipping Post (Allman Brothers)
Wild World (Cat Stevens)
Wouldn’t Mama Be Proud (E. Smith)
The Beatles: I Feel Fine, I’ve Just Seen a Face, Saw Her Standing There
Sam Cooke: What a Wonderful World This Would Be, Cupid
Creedance C.R.: Down On the Corner, Bad Moon Rising
Sheryl Crow: All I Wanna Do is Have Some Fun, Anything But Down, First Cut is the Deepest, If It Makes You Happy, My Favorite Mistake
Bob Dylan: It Aint’ Me, Babe, Just Like a Woman, Knocking on Heavan’s Door, Like a Rolling Stone, Tangled up in Blue
The Eagles: Peaceful Easy Feeling, Take It Easy
Indigo Girls: Closer to Fine
Bob Marley: Is This Love, Redemption Song, Three Little Birds
(Don’t Worry About a Thing)
Sarah McLachlan: Building a Mystery, Possession
Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac: Dreams, Landslide
Tom Petty: Won’t Back Down, You’re So Bad, Free Falling
Bonnie Raitt: Angel from Montgomery, Guilty, Something To Talk About
Rolling Stones: Dead Flowers, I Can’t Get No Satisfaction, It’s All Over Now, Wild Horses
Linda Ronstadt: It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
Paul Simon: Me & Julio Down By the Schoolyard, Hazy Shade of Winter
U2: One, Desire, Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Van Morrison: Brown Eyed Girl, Wild Nights
Neil Young: Heart of Gold, Needle & the Damage Done
There are no upcoming dates at this time.