She has honed a distinctive musical style that merges jazz, blues, folk, funk and pop
With a string of sell-out shows, and an ever-growing international following, Krystle Warren has quickly become hot property.
She hails from Kansas City and learned to play the guitar by listening to Rubber Soul and Revolver. Busking on the streets of New York and Paris, she honed a distinctive musical style that merges jazz, blues, folk, funk and pop, combining a range of influences from Rufus Wainwright to Betty Carter, Willie Nelson to Nina Simone.
There is no Krystle Warren-shaped pigeon-hole. The last 12 months have seen her equally at home touring with the high priests of “vocal play” Naturally 7, appearing alongside the likes of Green Gartside, Teddy Thompson, and Robyn Hitchcock on the Way To Blue – The Songs of Nick Drake tour, opening for Mercury Award winning Portico Quartet and most recently playing two sell out shows at Southbank Centre as part of Richard Thompson’s Meltdown.
Krystle Warren’s latest album Circles is out now on Manu Chao’s label.
Combining an infectious onstage energy with a cracking sense of humour, Krystle live is a treat.
“Warren’s voice is an extraordinary instrument, murmuring with tenderness at times, growling with intensity at others. It vividly recalls Nina Simone in its depth and smokiness, as well as John Martyn and Buckley in terms of virtuosic variety.” (Guardian). “Warren’s talents are extraordinary. She’s the real deal.”(The Observer)
KRYSTLE WARREN AT LIMETREE FESTIVAL