Kirsten Price (musician)

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Kirsten Price
Birth name Kirsten C. Price
Born (1979-09-08) 8 September 1979 (age 35)
Islington, London, England
Genres R&B, soul, pop rock, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboard
Years active 2007–present
Labels KPI
Website kirstenprice.com

Kirsten Price (born 8 September 1979) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. She released her first single "Magic Tree",[1] from her debut album Guts & Garbage,[2] in 2007. Subsequently, she released her next single, "With or Without You"[3] and her second LP, Brixton to Brooklyn,[4] in 2010.

Early life[edit]

Price was born in Islington, London, where she received classical training playing piano and singing in various choirs. She moved to New York City in early September 2001.[5]

Music career[edit]

Price was signed to Sony Records in 2007, and began recording Guts & Garbage. On that album she collaborated with Raphael Saadiq and Danny Saber.[5] Following business complications with the label, Price took the initiative to form her own label, KPI,[6] and released the album in 2008.

Around this time, Price recorded several covers and an original song for other commercial usage. In 2007, she recorded a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Feeling Groovy", which appeared in a Clinique commercial. In 2007, she recorded a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke" for a Lee Jeans commercial.[citation needed]

In 2008, Price also recorded vocals for the opening track, "We Will Be Heroes", of the Pokémon DP: Battle Dimensions television series, and the ending track, "I'll Always Remember You", for two Pokémon movies, The Rise of Darkrai and Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Price collaborated on the production of Kidz Bop 15 in 2009, where she acted as vocal producer.[7]

The single from the Guts & Garbage album, "Magic Tree", was used by a number of major TV syndicates, such as Showtime and ABC.[8][9] This single also appeared on a compilation album by Showtime.[10]

In 2010, she released "With or Without You" as the lead single from her self-produced second album, Brixton to Brooklyn.[5] Several songs off of the album, including the single, have also been picked up for use on more network shows, such as on Oxygen's The Bad Girls Club,[11] MTV's The City,[12] and VH1's Mob Wives.[13]

Discography[edit]

Albums
Singles
  • 2007: "Magic Tree"
  • 2010: "With or Without You"

Tours[edit]

Headlining
  • 2009: Tough Times '09 Tour[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magic Tree – Single". Apple iTunes Store. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Guts & Garbage". Apple iTunes Store. 19 October 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  3. ^ "With or Without You by Kirsten Price". Apple iTunes Store. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Brixton to Brooklyn". Apple iTunes Store. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  5. ^ a b c Steve Legett "Kirsten Price Biography". All Music Guide. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  6. ^ "KIRSTEN PRICE – Trademark by Kirsten Price Industries Corp. New York". Trademarkia.com. 29 September 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  7. ^ Kidz Bop 15 AllMusic.com
  8. ^ "Songs – Cashmere Mafia Episodes". Cashmere Mafia Episodes. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  9. ^ "Music for Episode 411 Literary License To Kill". The L Word Online. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  10. ^ Amazon "L Tunes: Music From & Inspired by the L Word". Amazon.com. 2 January 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  11. ^ "Bad Girls Club Music: Episode 1". Oxygen Website. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  12. ^ "Review: Kirsten Price – Brixton to Brooklyn". Planet Music Reviews. 6 October 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  13. ^ “Music : VH1 Mob Wives: Music From the Series” Rhapsody.com. 22 April 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  14. ^ "Kirsten Price’s Tough Times ’09 Tour: Indie Artists Driving Through the Downturn". PRWeb. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2011.

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