Bradford is an accomplished singer/songwriter born at Croydon in England on
the 28th December 1985. From an early age she enjoyed many styles of
music, her influences included: Mariah Carey, Phil Collins and Michael
Jackson. Kristina has developed her voice in styles ranging from
R&B, to Blues, Cabaret and Pop. Her voice has its own unique
sound, so to do her songs.
Bradfords's first gig was at a local pub near Seaford
which brought in good custom. Other local pubs and clubs
heard about her amazing vocals and invited her to
perform at their venues.
first time she realised she could sing was during a competition run
through the Southern F M Radio Station ‘Search for a Star’. This
competition saw nearly 1,000
people enter. Kristina came second.
began song writing when just 12 years old and has an ear for music,
which is something her piano teacher
taught her to rely on. She is currently working on her first
album. Judging from the works we've heard, this will be something
to look out for.
COAST IDOL COMPETITION 15 March 2006
singer Kristina Bradford is through to the finals of the South Coast Idol
competition. And she could be joined by two other talented local
reached the last stage when she took part in the first set of semi-finals at
Brighton's Babylon Lounge last week.
She was one of only seven people to make it through to the next stage and a
further seven will be chosen at the second semi-final next week in which
Seaford girls Holly Saunders and Ami Evans will take part.
Kristina said, "It was fantastic, really good. "I had absolutely
tonnes of support, I could not have asked for it to go better. "I was
nervous but as soon as I had done it I felt great. "The judges
said it was a fantastic performance and Juice FM said it was hot!"
who wowed the judges with the Pussycat Dolls' version of Sway, has featured
in gigs in Seaford and Eastbourne and even supported the Cheeky Girls and
G4. Her sister Donna performed as her backing dancer and choreographed
Holly Saunders, 18, from Cradle Hill Road, will be singing in the second
round of the semi finals on March 21. Holly beat off hundreds of competitors
to make it to the semi-final at the Babylon Lounge, Hove. She is a
full time Performing Arts and Dance student at Sussex Downs college.
Holly, who sang Oleta Adams' Get Here, said, "I had practised over and
over again but was still nervous that I might sing an off note.
"When I heard my name read out along with the other successful
contestants I was ecstatic." Holly has been dancing from the age
of two and half and has been involved in several shows at school and college
and locally at the Barn Theatre in Seaford.
Around 500 people turned up for the auditions at the Thistle Hotel in Brighton.
Thirty made it through to the regional semi-finals.
Ami Evans, 19, from Highlands Road will also perform at the semi-finals next
Tuesday for a place in the grand final.
The final will be held at the Babylon Lounge on April 11
Allan Mullery (old
Brighton Albion FC
Manager), asked Kristina to do a voice over for his advertisements
with ICC Studios in Eastbourne to be aired on Capital FM (London),
Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham Radios for ‘Tune for you dot
Galaxy Records in Eastbourne asked
her to take part in a single released for the ‘Tsunami
Disaster’ distributed through Virgin Megastores
which reached the number 11 spot in the
Coca Cola charts on BBC Radio 1.
is available for gigs, offering a range of songs to cater for
Miss Bradford will be a supporting act for artists such as
Girls Aloud, G4, Lemar, Cheeky Girls, 4th Base and many
more artists and venues across the country.
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