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, FatWreck chords, 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, the Red Room Orchestra, Marc and The Casuals and recently toured with Hope Sandoval ( Mazzy Star) 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.
European and Canadian Touring dates with NOFX for Summer 2019 starting in May …
Brain Wilson Shout out ! OMG – LIKE – OMG!!!
In case you didn’t catch this, THE Brain Wilson of The Beach Boys gave our cover of Lonely Sea a special shout on his social media outlets …such a crazy honor! check it here: Brain Wilson on twitter
//Added vocals and vibes to the new Fat Mike Cokie the Clown album out April 2019.
// SO VERY Honored to have been a guest on the fabulous Bay Area vocalista, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Katy Stephan’s new album. She even made beautiful little keepsake tins ( for the song i sang on called "Sometimes Mercy") on a download code inside. BUY YOURS HERE: Katy Stephan Bandcamp
//Honored to be a part of the Twin Peaks and Wes Anderson tribute nights with The Red Room Orchestra as part of SF SketchFest 2018 and 2019. What a blast! Interview/Performance of Elliot Smith's 'Needle in the Hay' arrangement by Dina Maccabbee on Michael - Krasny's show on KQED: https://www.kqed.org/forum/2010101863437- Reviews/pics of the shows: http://www.riffmagazine.com/festivals/sketchfest-tenenbaums-20180118/