ABOUT KARI KIMMEL
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 350 film and tv shows and 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 Sims 3 & 4, The Office, The Young and the Restless, The Bold & The Beautiful, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Arrow, Smash, New Girl, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, Grimm, NCIS, The Good Wife, Under The Dome, Justified, The DUFF, Pitch Perfect I and II, Intervention, and Southpaw 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 has currently written and/or sung over 10 theme songs… including The Fosters which is currently in it’s 4th Season. Kari’s voice can be heard on many National TV commercials such as Nissan, Jello, Sara Lee, and most recently Sally Beauty Supply.
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 recording artists such as The Backstreet Boys, Ke$ha, Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, Gloria Gaynor, Shane Harper and Bridgit Mendler.
Kari has had on camera performances singing on shows and films such as NCIS, The Middle, and the Al Pacino film “Imagined”. And she has sung backgrounds for some incredible artists she greatly respects over the past few years. Kari has sung with artists such as Ringo Starr, Dave Grohl, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, and Keith Urban for “The Beatles Tribute” that aired on CBS. She also performed at “The 2014 Grammys” singing with Ringo Starr as well as the “Lifetime of Peace and Love” concert honoring Ringo. In addition to those performances, she sang with Bruce Springsteen for the 2015 MusicCares event, as well as Toby Keith and Willie Nelson, among others for a tribute concert honoring Waylon Jennings.
Kari is currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 2 crazy kids!