Nov. 2012 we released our two live tracks for Cantilever Bridge and Lonely Sea on ITUNES! with the SF based Portofranco records.( Ramon and jessica, Nice guy Trio, Aaron Novik, Gaucho etc..) you can buy the songs here!
*ALSO - IN OCTOBER 2012 we RELEASED 2 NEW LIVE VIDEOs and got a featured spotlight on YOUTUBE --- CHECK OUT THIS LINK~
- what YOUTUBE said about us....
"The best of the best: a San Francisco singer-songwriter with a powerful voice and some serious songwriting skills. This stripped-down performance suits her perfectly."
Karina Denike is a San Francisco based, British born vocalist, composer, and recording artist who performs with her self-titled band and also collaborates past and present with the Dance Hall Crashers, The Cottontails, No Use for a name, Ralph Carney's serious jass project, Mr, Lonesome and the bluebelles, Stara Nova, Hepcat, NOFX, Tony SLy, Me First and The Gimmie Gimmies and others. This website is primarily dedicated to her band, a 6 piece group, featuring established SF composers in their own right, Aaron Novik on Bass Clarinet, Lily Taylor and Melody Ferris on harmonies, Eric Garland on drums, James Frazier on Fender VI, and Michael McIntosh on piano and organ. Denike's band have played for dOCUMENTA 2012 in Kassel Germany, in N.Y.C., L.A., Japan and Europe and are working currently on a full length record with more special guests due out late fall of 2012! Denike is also fortunate enough to continue to work on many fine folks' projects. ALL performances are listed on the "shows" page.
What people are saying about Karina Denike:
"The best of the best: a San Francisco singer-songwriter with a powerful voice and some serious songwriting skills. This stripped-down performance suits her perfectly." YOUTUBE, 2012
“When we first heard Karina Denike we were captivated by the depth of her music and her haunting delivery. You can listen to her songs over and over again and pick out new musical flavors and meanings with each hearing.” - David Kaye - Climate Theatre music box series.
"In my humble opinion, she’s probably got one of the most powerful, virtuosic voices around and a vocal delivery that’s JUST SEXY. You really have to see her live to know what I mean" - MissionMission.com
"She is a naturally soulful performer, swaying and dancing, using her expressive face and her arms to underline her vocal delivery. But her singing, like her music, is perfectly balanced – her sense of pitch, volume, phrasing are formidable. It is a rare thrill to run into a performer who has such technique and such artistry. Denike’s songs combine a dizzying array of styles and influences: doo wop, early rock and soul, tin pan alley, cabaret, classic and contemporary singer songwriters. She distills everything into an organic, irresistable pop music. ." - Todd Wanerman - The Bay Bridged.com
"..Special shout-out to vocalist Karina Denike (of the Dance Hall Crashers and The Cottontails), whose vocal prowess recalls traditional jazz chops with modern style, relevance, and soul. Cheers". Laura Nagel - The Owl Mag
Some CURRENT PROJECTS:
*Released "Musee Mecanique" mini EP on flexidisc, *Recording full length album with my 6 piece band-
*Mr. Lonesome and The Bluebelles CD out now!
*Perfoming in SF with my self titled group and The Cottontails, 8 Legged Monster, Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project, Mr. Lonesome and The Bluebelles and others...