Singer-songwriter / Producer / Performer
Hometown: Binghamton, NY
Genres: Country, Pop, Folk, Rock
Influences: Taylor Swift, Luke Combs, Ed Sheeran, Shania Twain, Kacey Musgraves, Lana Del Rey
Years Active: 2015 – present
Taking a daringly honest and vulnerable approach to songwriting, Kristian is no stranger to making bold statements with his music. Drawing influence from many genres, his sound is country, pop and nearly everything that falls in between. His songwriting showcases a fresh and often overlooked perspective in country music, telling stories of his life as an openly gay man. As a multifaceted musician, he’s no stranger to wearing many hats: working in his studio self producing records, then taking to the stage to share his story through his songwriting.
Kristian has cowritten with and produced for artists such as Amanda McCarty, CASSANDRA, Sam Ferrara, Brent Snyder and Savannah Smith to name a few.
You can check out Kristian’s production portfolio for samples of music he’s produced for other artists.
Sonically, his production style is crisp & reflective of his time spent at Berklee, though his songwriting is more reminiscent of Binghamton. It is a unique, regional style of writing that feels as much empowered by the likes of Ed Sheeran as The Eagles. Lyrically, it is his plain style of storytelling that draws focus- especially on his new song “Running.”– Adeem Bingham, Country Queer Music Blog