Kari's story is one of extreme hard work and intense passion. Originally from South Florida, Kari Kimmel moved to Los Angeles to pursue her love of music. Since then, she has done everything from writing, recording and co-producing her own music to placing her songs in over 300 film and tv shows. She has also been named one of the top 50 artists on VH1.com.
Kari's songs and voice have been featured in film and television shows such as: World War Z, Shall We Dance, Footloose, Pitch Perfect, Dreamgirls, Ella Enchanted, White Chicks, WALL-E, The Office, Community, The Young and the Restless, The Bold & The Beautiful, America's Funniest Home Videos, Arrow, Austin & Ally, Smash, New Girl, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, The Good Wife and Justified to name a few. Her songs have also been used in promos and trailers for the films and TV shows House, 90210, Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, Nights in Rodanthe, The Walking Dead and Beautiful Creatures. Kari's can been heard on several television theme songs, most recently ABC Family’s show The Fosters.
Kari's music videos have also had some great exposure. She sang and performed the music video for the title track of the film "Ella Enchanted", her music video "Low" was used as the promo for the show Private Practice, and her music video "Trouble" has been featured on Oxygen and NBC Los Angeles. In addition, Kari's songs have also been recorded by other artists such as The Backstreet Boys, Kesha, Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, Gloria Gaynor, Shane Harper and Bridgit Mendler.
Kari’s most recent “on camera” performances include "The CBS Beatles Tribute" where she had the pleasure of singing with amazing talents such as Ringo Starr, Dave Grohl, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, and Keith Urban, "The 2014 Grammys" singing with Ringo Starr, and performing on shows NCIS, The Middle, and the upcoming Al Pacino film "Imagined".
Kari’s long awaited album “Black” will be pre-releasing December 02, 2014.