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Karen Cobb

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Happy, It's All About Me, Where it Begins....
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Karen Cobb is an award winning singer, songwriter and producer who performs in clubs throughout the Southern California area. Her singing style is a fusion of Pop, R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop & even Country. Her debut C.D. “Happy” showed everyone how she could blend these singing styles into one signature approach, but her follow up C.D. “ It’s All About Me” delivers this style to the next level. Currently Karen’s third studio album ‘Where It Begins...” has been getting great reviews, to the point of the hot single “Issues” is being showcased in a featured film.

Karen Cobb, born in Bellflower, CA., has always shown a love for singing. At the age of five she started singing in church, then in school and at every family gathering took center stage by entertaining with songs or speeches (that she wrote herself). At the age of seventeen Karen was accepted to the America Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) where she studied acting and musical theater. After completing her courses at AADA, Karen decided to focus more on her singing. Being inspired by Bonnie Raitt, Whitney Houston, Billie Holiday and others, Karen taught herself how to deliver popular songs. Because of her theatrical training, Karen has the gift of conveying the true meaning of any song she sings. Karen was able to hone her gifts while helping worthwhile charities and organizations; she has been the featured performer for many community events and AIDS benefits.

Karen’s training was not just through classes and workshops, but through competition. Karen, in the past years, has won hundreds of talent and singing contests and over two dozen awards and titles, including the Orange County Entertainer of the Year. When asked what does she gets out of competing? Karen replied with a smile, “When I started singing it was hard for me to get a real honest opinion, and when I did I sometimes did not understand what they saw that needed improvement. A contest allowed me perform 100% and helped me gage the growth of my talent by wins and loses. It also helped me learn from incredible performers and singers. Watching these entertainers that are seasoned and experienced inspired me to do more with my act and taught me how to truly sell a song, any song, in three minutes.”

Recently Karen met Aretha Franklin and told her that she was modeling her career after hers. Karen said, “she was so encouraging—where it has inspired me to continue my diva-life!” This was special because Karen’s new c.d. “Where it Begins” features six original songs and four covers with Karen’s original spin on each track. One song is the well known, Natural Woman by Karen’s idols, Aretha Franklin. Also, new song, Issues, which has also been compared to the rhythmic style of Franklins’ Respect and with that flare Issues stood out and is featured in the comedy “Nudity Required”.

Karen Cobb has had the pleasure of performing with great musicians, such as Kevin Flournoy (who co-produced Big Mountain) and was the opening act for Lainie Kazan (of the movie Beaches and The Nanny fame). Karen is a rarity; she is a gifted and versatile singer/ performer that makes an intimate connection with her audience. Karen has created a cabaret Diva show that has been showcased at numerous venues in Southern California..

After the release of her C.D.s, Karen is currently promoting herself not only through live venues, but also over the Internet at www.karencobb.com. Karen also conceived and produced a television pilot. She is currently seeking distribution for the reality program that focuses on the struggles and successes of an up and coming diva.
When asked the question what drives Karen Cobb? She answered; “The main thing to me is to be a great tool for God, by giving back to the world what he has given me. I feel blessed to have been given the chance to express myself not only as a singer, but also as a songwriter. I pray that whatever I do in my life will help someone enjoy their life more.”