I am a singer /songwriter living in Sea Cliff, New York and accompany myself on acoustic guitar. I also direct and teach an early childhood music program for the past 11 years in Sea Cliff. In 2008, after a major life shift, I began performing at local restaurants, singing and playing cover songs from the 60’s thru today. In November of that same year, I began writing music, something I realize I have been doing in my head since I was a little girl . Music is my passion… practicing, performing and writing, and I wish there were more hours in the day to do it..I am living my childhood dream.
2010 brought some new opportunities for Kris…
Joe Ciampa, also a Sea Cliff resident invited me to sing a few songs with his awesome band Tidal Groove. Since that June, i am part of the band. Joe says I “fit right in! Like a glove!” I am so grateful to work with such fine musicians,who also are super dudes!!!
Elizabeth Jordan, local artist/photographer invited me to play in April at Donna Karan’s studio, Urban Zen in the west village of NYC. The evening was a fundraising event for two amazing groups Women For Women International and We Advance.
2012 is starting with a new opportunity …and
I opened the first show of the year at Acoustic Long Island which is recorded, mixed and then podcast on iTunes!
was one of the 4 featured musicians at the historic Conklin Barn in Huntington,NY for a singer/songwriter concert in September
Chick Singer Night @ The Bitter End the last Tuesday of April! I am one of the featured performers!
My very first EP will is ready!
After that gig at The Bitter End, I decided it was time to get my own band together..Kris Rice and Co. is me, Jon Lauter on lead guitar, John McManus on drums,Lesley Stoller on keyboard and out newest member who I hope stays..fingers crossed is Matt Ruderman on bass. All local dudes, all great players, all willing to bring my music and some funky kind of obscure covers to you!!
Two other projects I am involved in..one being a new funk band in town called Ride..Joe Ciampa on lead guitar and vocals,Dan Roth on drums,Joe Salvatore on keyboard,Nick Pinto on bass,Kristen Henderson on percussion and me on vocals!
The other project is Jukebox 6..a band that’s like putting money in an old jukebox…with a couple of newer tunes thrown in. Our harmonies blend nicely together and I am looking forward to getting to know the band more! Nick Kutscera on guitar/vocals, Glenn Stollak on drums, Sue Karejwa on bass, Ed Monaco on keyboard, Annie Calvo and me on vocals.
2014 has come and gone…we kept busy playing locally..and i made a decision to go back to school…which has kept me really busy!! It has definitely been a challenge juggling music, a family and study time…
2015 not only starts a new year..but a new drummer for Kris Rice & Co….Bruce Dickson..come check him out when we play out for the first time together February 13th@ Still Partners in Sea Cliff!