KRYSTLE DOS SANTOS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2019
“You can hear her voice across all oceans and terrain….[Krystle] takes the new, mixes it with the old, and creates something undefined. We hope Canada will share her with us.” (Hot Indie Music Review)
Krystle Dos Santos has taken her experience from the Canadian College of Performing Arts, and transformed it into the beginnings of a career already full of achievements. Unveiling her talents to the public with her 2008 full length self-titled debut, Dos Santos was instantly recognized as a force by the Western Canadian Music Awards, winning the Urban Recording of the Year. That same album charted for six weeks on CJSR FM88’s Urban chart and was top ten on 92.5 The X in Kamloops, BC. One of the single’s from the album even appeared in an Episode of ABC’s Samantha Who?
But to simply classify Dos Santos as a recording artist would be neglecting one of the most intriguing aspects of her talents. Whether facing the crowd on her own or with her full ensemble of band-mates as she is more accustomed, Dos Santos uses a sultry tone and eccentric array of melodies to create an intimately magnetic connection with her audience. She is able to further engage her audience by shifting seamlessly through genres, embodying her musical influences-Nina Simone, Etta James, Alicia Keys-culminating into a powerful live experience that fuses jazz, soul, pop, funk and blues into an arena of styles and sounds that takes listeners from mid-20th century Harlem, right up to present day L.A. With key performances at the Edmonton International Jazz Festival, Whistler International Film Festival, and the Honey Jam Showcase in Toronto, Krystle has had many opportunities to put her live shows on full display. She has already toured extensively throughout western Canada, singing stories of pain and love, joy and redemption, all told through a voice that precisely reflects the emotion of her music.
It is nearly impossible to be a true fan of Krystle Dos Santos without taking part in the experience she creates with her live performances. Dos Santos completed her second album in the first quarter of 2011. Femme Fatale, as it was aptly titled, again revealed Dos Santos versatility and her ability to capture the audience with an eclectic mix of dance and funk, but always with the soulful jazz vocals for which she has quickly become renowned. Dos Santos’ interpretation of her influences has made it difficult to categorize her style. Compared presently to Jill Scott or Corrine-Bailey Rae or even Erykah Badu, Krystle is able to personalize her sound and message, adding her own character to her music to create a uniquely refreshing sound.
Her vibrant personality has been utilized outside of music in various add campaigns and modeling opportunities. It also helps that Krystle is as stunning as she is talented; one of those rare beauties that command attention with little more than a moments glance. But make no mistake, Krystle Dos Santos is a musician first and foremost. With a smoky voice that can fluctuate to fit any style and a live show that demands the audience stand-up and take notice, Dos Santos is ready for the masses to feel her music. She is currently working on her third studio release, and will no doubt continue to strive until her name and her music is known to the world. I'm a songstress, and I feel alright.
- Bands in Town, 2019
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With compelling stage presence, Krystle Dos Santos channels an earthy retro-soul vibe that this sexy chanteuse calls “electro soul.” Her first CD, Krystle Dos Santos, won the 2009 Western Canadian Music Award for “Best Urban Album”. Her sophomore release, Femme Fatale, includes urban beats, electronica, and an indie-pop vibe. Dos Santos has an unforgettably smooth and sultry voice that has led to comparisons with such singers as Sade and Joss Stone, while her indie-pop music is a blend of dance beats, funky grooves, and a seductive version of jazzy soul that feels fresh and classic at the same time.
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Krystal Dos Santos is an accomplished singer/songwriter and performer. A graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts, Dos Santos released her album in 2008, and has been honing her craft for nearly a decade to follow. From singing on stage with Stevie Wonder to performances in Dreamgirls the musical and her own original productions, Dos Santos brings her eclectic style, powerful vocal prowess and magnetic charm to every performance she delivers.
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Krystle Dos Santos is known for her powerful voice and her infectious warmth - her live shows are intimate and otherworldly, pairing original soul music with beloved Motown and soul classics made famous by Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and Adele. Krystle Dos Santos can be seen performing regularly on stages in Vancouver (with The Lovemakers), Edmonton (The Black Mambas)and across Canada. Krystle is currently writing her 4th studio album which is scheduled to be released in late 2018. Krystle Dos Santos brings the best of of the Motown era to life with an entertaining review of the amazing artists of the 60’s and 70’s. From The Supremes to Stevie, you’ll be dancing in your seats!