San Francisco's darling Karina Deniké is a versatile sought after vocalist, songwriter, collaborator and band leader who moves fluidly from intimate torch song chanteuse to soul singer, to punk powerhouse. "Deniké possesses a voice so rich and luxuriant she sounds like she was born to sing any song that comes her way". (KQED’s California Report). Deniké has released over 30 albums as solo artist, band member or guest, been on major and independent labels: ( MCA, Warner, FatWreckords, Discovery, Moon, 510, Pink and Black, Portofranco, Hellcat), toured extensively worldwide, had her work on soundtracks and countless compilations. She is known for her past work in SF Bay Area groups: Dance Hall Crashers, Stara Nova, Jezebelle among others, and is a current member of bands NOFX , her own self- titled sextet, The Cottontails, The Bluebelles, Marc and The Casuals and recently toured with Hope Sanodval and the Warm Inventions for their 2017 release. Deniké and her band have performed in New York, Los Angeles, at dOCUMENTA 13 arts festival in Kassel Germany, London and Japan and locally have been presented by SF Jazz, The Flower Pianos series, the centennial celebration of SF City Hall, Noise-pop, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, Undercover Presents among others. Her acclaimed 2015 release "Under Glass" was named one of the TOP 10 JAZZ ALBUMS of 2015 -by KQED, and her song Musee Mechanique was on the 2016 compilation by Fat Wreck Chords.
HONORED TO BE A PART OF SF SKETCHFEST 2018 - January 13th and 18th!
The music of Twin Peaks, Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums
- Karina Denike can also be seen ON TOUR CURRENTLY internationally. playing keys and singing harmonies for legendary punkers NOFX and guesting on their latest album First Ditch Effort released on FAT Wreck chords, October 2016.