ABOUT KARI KIMMEL

about-kari

Kari has had incredible success licensing her music in over 650 films, television shows, trailers, video games and commercials. They include films such as Blockers, World War Z, Southpaw and The Duff. Shows featuring her music include The Office, New Girl, Pretty Little Liars, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Grimm. One of her favorite placements was “Black”, used in the Walking Dead trailer because of the emotional impact it brought to the visual. 

Kari has also had music in numerous advertisements including Google and Nissan, as well as video games such as The Sims. She has penned an astounding 18 theme songs, most notably “Where You Belong” for The Fosters, which she also sang and co-produced. Kari’s most recent theme is another high profile Dreamwork’s show of a very popular 80’s remake premiering in Fall 2018. Kari has also sung in movies Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Dreamgirls, Danny Collins, Descendants 1&2, Teen Beach Movie 1&2, and Footloose.

It would be safe to say that at any given time it is likely you can turn on the television and one of her songs is playing somewhere. “I’ve been told I am the most ‘famous non-famous person,’ I have songs in hundreds of shows and films, but no one knows it’s me,” Kari notes, “I deeply appreciate my fans because they have had to do their research to find me. My career has evolved in a bit of a non-traditional way, and people need to do some work to seek me out”

Outside of the sync world, her songs have been recorded by major artists such as The Backstreet Boys, Ke$ha, Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, Gloria Gaynor, Shane Harper and Bridgit Mendler, and she has sung background vocals for Ringo Starr, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Willie Nelson and Pharrell.

Kari remains fiercely independent and continues to follow her own instincts and desires.  Her most recent album Gold & Glitter is a wonderful stop along this journey, revealing another side of the boundless soul of who Kari is as an artist.