( 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 Nashville's pop/rock music scene, she has performed at the 2016 National NACA Conference, Evolution Music Festival, 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 two 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 fils 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, and her latest release "Falling Apart" was just selected in the 2017 Nashville Film Festival. Recently, Krigarè has been collaborating with Zayde Wolf (co-writer on "Falling Apart") for her soon to be released EP titled "KRIGARÈ".
Krigarè's first live performance in Nashville at the age of 11 was at the famous BLUEBIRD CAFÉ. The energy she received from the audience lit the fire to begin playing around town, and ultimately start touring. In 2014 Krigarè won the Music City Booking's Wild Card during the Battle of the Bands competition, and since then she has played at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Evolution Music Fest, 2016 National NACA conference, several Regional NACA conferences, multiple college campuses across the nation, and soon to play the Shawnee Riverfest VI. And on the side she has been known to join in vocally with the ever popular 80's cover band Rubiks Groove as Cindy Bopper.
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.
Unfortunately, at age 16 Krigarè received news that she had stage 4 Thyroid cancer, and then only 6 months later was diagnosed with 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 a year of vocal therapy and exercise, Krigarè has risen redefining her herself, and it's that same drive and passion that fuels her music.
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.