K.R.A.V.E. (Kristina Con Vita)

K.R.A.V.E. (Kristina Con Vita)

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Dual female-fronted Rock/Pop band. Colorful harmonies are supported by a mega-driving rhythm section and intricate acoustic and electric guitar work that paints outside the lines.


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.


In Between

Written By: Vita Izabella

I caught a glimpse of your reflection in the glass
Lust gone cold so a bottle of rum
Gonna make it all right
Keep me warm tonight

You broke the panes in my window
A jigsaw view of a fractured past
Get it off my mind
It wasn't made to last

Don't you know that
I've got everything, can't you see
Everything for you
I've done everything that you need
What you gonna do?
When the devil comes, hiding in the shadows, slippin' through the snowstorms
Eyes of green, my Jealousy
Make up your mind
'cause you're in between

Straight up,
The lady, she's a liar and a tramp
Watch out, boy, those voodoo eyes
Castin' spells that mesmerize
She'll sing a song
And make you lose all control
You let me go
What you don't know, though
I don't know if I'm ever comin' back


I broke the panes in your window
I did it when you weren't home
Yeah...I smashed the panes in your window
I just thought you should know
Now shattered glass is everywhere
You're achin' to find someone
You can trust

Chorus: Repeat 2x


Written By: K.R.A.V.E. (Vita Izabella, Paul Umbach, KristinaMarie


It was a set up
A set up
I ran as fast as I could
I can’t believe it
I didn’t need this
I fell back where you stood

And cut my lips
On your razor kiss of Obsidian
Slid right in
To the burning sea of oblivion

Over and Over and Over again
You’re pulling my strings
I’m your marionette
Over and Over and Over again
Leavin’ me hangin’ on
The other end

Over and over
It’s over
I can’t go back again
An’ if there’s forgiving
There’s never forgetting
I don’t wanna be your friend
And what?

Cut my lips
On your razor kiss of Obsidian
Slide back in
To the burning sea of oblivion

Over and Over and Over again
You’re pulling my strings
I’m your marionette
Over and Over and Over again
Leavin’ me hangin’ on
The other end

I miss your whispers still
I miss your whispers still
I guess I always will



Singles from the new EP "Ghosts & Obsessions":
"In Between"
"Everything About You"
"Waking In A Mess"
"Ghost of Mary"

Set List

When performing cover music, Kristina con Vita plays an eclectic variety of classic to modern rock music, including some jazz, blues, and R&B.

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)