Kristina Speed
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"Venue Review"

"Kristina blends her bright and full vocals and interchanging piano work to utilize her creativity while bringing a pleasing and entertaining sound."
-Trabant - Trabant Chai Lounge


"Seattle Weekly Review"

Seattle's Kristina Speed combines Bjork's elfin phrasings with Regina Spektor's acrobatic stutters and Erykah Badu's chill-jazz cooing, silhouetting her versatile delivery against minimalist electronic backdrops. She stretches her elastic voice over steady, simple beats ("Real Change") and entirely self-contained symphonies ("Snow and Sirens," a charming 90-second ditty built on Speed's beat-boxing and multi-tracked harmonies). In concert, she stands alone with her synthesizer and iMac, playing songs from her upcoming EP, Invert, as well as Joni Mitchell and Jon Brion covers. After releasing Invert, Speed plans to start incorporating guitar, drums and other organic instruments into her live shows, so this could be one of her last strictly push-buttons-and-keys performances. Her stage set-up might seem stark, but Speed makes it feel appealingly intimate, using her warm, sprightly personality and endearing vocal quirks to draw in her audience. - Andrew Miller/Seattle Weekly


"Seattle Weekly Review"

Seattle's Kristina Speed combines Bjork's elfin phrasings with Regina Spektor's acrobatic stutters and Erykah Badu's chill-jazz cooing, silhouetting her versatile delivery against minimalist electronic backdrops. She stretches her elastic voice over steady, simple beats ("Real Change") and entirely self-contained symphonies ("Snow and Sirens," a charming 90-second ditty built on Speed's beat-boxing and multi-tracked harmonies). In concert, she stands alone with her synthesizer and iMac, playing songs from her upcoming EP, Invert, as well as Joni Mitchell and Jon Brion covers. After releasing Invert, Speed plans to start incorporating guitar, drums and other organic instruments into her live shows, so this could be one of her last strictly push-buttons-and-keys performances. Her stage set-up might seem stark, but Speed makes it feel appealingly intimate, using her warm, sprightly personality and endearing vocal quirks to draw in her audience. - Andrew Miller/Seattle Weekly


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Discography

Chapstick- Demo 2005
EP- Invert- Winter 08

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One of Seattleā€™s new and upcoming artist, Kristina Speed, combines obscure vocal melodies with electronic and piano based lo-fi sound. Kristina Speed was born and raised in the small town of Arlington, Washington. Her musical endeavors formed young as she started piano lessons at the age of 5. She began learning the flute and guitar near the end of her elementary years. Not until she was 20 did she step away from her religious up bringing to listen to unreligious music. Upon discovering such artist as Tori Amos, Bjork, Radiohead and Imogen Heap, she realized her passion for musical expression. She then began writing songs on the piano and formed a backing band. The band began performing all over Seattle, playing at places such as, El Corazon, Jazzbones, The Redhook Brewery and local fairs. In 2006 they split up. This gave Kristina the opportunity she needed to fully expand her producing abilities and experiment with more independent writing. In October of 2007, she had a major set back. She started recording and producing an album in her apartment when she was physically attacked on the streets of Seattle and rushed to Harborview Medical Center. She was diagnosed with a level three concussion and a skill fracture. This set her back 4-6 months. Now fully recovered, she has been writing and recording the long awaited EP, Invert, set to be released in winter of 2008. She currently plays 1-2 shows a month in the local Seattle area. Her live set up includes only her Korg keyboard and iMac. Up completion of her EP, she will include live instruments in her shows such as, drums, strings and whatever is needed to stay true to the recorded sound.