( Kree-Gar-Uh ): the Swedish translation for WARRIOR.
Krigarè is known for her strong imagery with intense storytelling lyrics. Her electronic driven melodies, weighted with textured guitars, takes the listener on a cinematic journey of emotions, battles and empowerment. Krigarè, previously known as Kennedy Nöel, first started in the music industry backing the piano during Kelly Clarkson's "Because of You" performance at the Grammy Awards. Since breaking in to licensing world of the cinematic/pop music scene, she has performed at the 2016 National NACA Conference, Evolution Music Festival, High School Nation tour, colleges around the nation, and pre-show events for One Direction, The Fray and Kelly Clarkson. In her new upcoming release EP titled "KRIGARÈ", Krigarè tells her compelling stories of surviving two different cancers all by the age of 18. "My life has been full of battles these last three years. It has been by far the most challenging years not only as a person, but also as an artist. I've had to find my voice again, and decide on who I am coming out of trying times. I am a WARRIOR!"
Although Well experienced in acting with credits ranging from independent film projects, the Running and Plates, to major network TV appearances in Crossing Jordan, I'm With Her and Majors & Minors, Krigarè's first love has always been music.
At the tender age of 8, Krigarè played the piano at the 2006 Grammy Award Ceremony for Kelly Clarkson's performance of "Because of You". Krigarè also played the lead role in the video version of the same song, and has appeared in other videos for Jarrod Neimann, Tenth Ave. North and Chris Folsom.
Since moving to Nashville from Los Angeles in early 2009, Krigarè was introduced to song-writing at a very early age. She has had the honor of co-writing with Grammy winning top 10 chart writers such as Matt Squire, Andy Dodd and Jessi Alexander, as well as award winning writers Molly Reed, Matt Bronleewe, Megan Kabir, August Rigo and many more. Krigarè and Molly won Song of the Year's songwriting contest in 2012 in the Pop category, Krigarè also made it to the semi-finals in a Nashville songwriting competition comprised of adults when she was only 12 years old. Her song "Falling Apart" was selected in the 2017 Nashville Film Festival, and her latest release "Destiny" was licensed for the film All I See is You starring Blake Lively. Recently, Krigarè has been collaborating with Zayde Wolf, Generdyn, Joseph Trapanese and Jason Halbert creating a new cinematic/pop sound for her soon to be released EP titled "KRIGARÈ".
Because Krigarè has grown up in the music business with her Grammy award winning father Jason Halbert, she has been around some of the most influential artists and musicians, and several have even joined her on many of her projects. Krigarè debuted her song "You Have Me" as a duet with Kelly Clarkson, and her single "HEROES" features Brian "Head" Welch of KORN on guitars and Lester Estelle of Pillar on drums. And Charles Esten, of the hit television show "NASHVILLE", has performed with Krigarè at the LLS Light the Late Night fundraiser every year.
Unfortunately, at age 16 Krigarè received news that she had stage 4 Thyroid cancer, and then only 6 months later was diagnosed with stage I Melanoma. To be diagnosed with 2 completely different cancers at such a young age was devastating and rare. Instead of letting this news take her down, Krigarè made the impossible decision to become the true definition of her name WARRIOR, and fight to win this battle no matter what it took. After much time spent in vocal therapy and exercise, Krigarè has risen redefining her herself. It's that same drive, determination and passion that fuels her music today.
Previously, Krigarè was a featured artist on the TV show Majors & Minors on the HUB Network, can be heard singing a featured track on the DVD "Barbie: A Mermaid's Tale", has worked with GeoGiRL, a line of cosmetics for tweens, becoming their brand ambassador and singing the theme song for commercials and website, and is also the voice for the accompanying video to the popular children's book The Wheels on the TukTuk written by Grammy award winning and New York Time's best selling author Kabir Sehgal.
When Krigarè is not out playing live, you can hear her music on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and many other world wide outlets, and in over 10,000 retail stores located in all 50 states, and on over 75 radio stations around the world. Make sure to keep in touch for upcoming tour schedules and new music releases by signing up for emails.... firstname.lastname@example.org.