Kristyna got her first break back in 2005 busking on the streets of Manchester, winning ‘BBC Radio Five Live Busk Idol’ along with her guitarist Ben Williams. The Manchester based songstress has since then been on tour of Europe, performed her songs on BBC 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4 and her self-penned song ‘My Lord’ was featured on a Universal Records compilation CD ‘Songbird 2008’ with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Eva Cassidy and Erykah Badu.Performing live is where Kristyna is most comfortable. Her first public performance aged 4 in the Church choir was a sign of things to come. Kristyna has performed globally at SXSW in the states, at arenas across Europe with Chris De Burgh and has opened for Mick Hucknall, Will Young, Status Quo, Pink Martini, M People and last summer for Lemar and The Wanted at Jersey’s Big Gig in The Park. Kristyna is also an ambassador for Centrepoint, a UK based charity giving young homeless people a hope and a future. Last year Kristyna embarked on a busking tour of the UK to raise money for the charity and later met patron of Centrepoint HRH Prince William and Prince Harry. Kristyna is still on her quest to raise more funds for the charity.
The Manchester songstress released her debut single “I’m not going back” in 2012 on Decca Records receiving critical acclaim in Music Week with featured articles in The Daily Mail and The Sun.
Following on from this success, Kristyna releases a brand new single, the Style Council classic ‘The Paris Match’ on 9th September, marking the 30th anniversary of its original release by the legendary band. Paul Weller who penned the track and granted Kristyna special permission to record her own version has already described the recording as “absolutely stunning”. The 2013 remake is co-produced by drummer Steve White (Style Council) and Mercury Prize nominated Manchester producer Andy Ross. Kristyna’s sublime vocals are accompanied by an exalted musical line-up including Steve White (drums), Damon Minchella (Ocean Colour Scene) on bass and Justin Shearn (piano).The Paris Match will be available to purchase as a download from Monday 9th September.
Kristyna awaits the release of her debut album produced by Grammy Award winning producer- Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Paolo Nutini, Gomez) in 2013. Songs on the album span a 10 year period from one of her earliest written songs “Betrayal” at age 16 to “Make it right” some 10 years later.