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 250 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 Office, Suburgatory, Jane By Design, Community, Make It Or Break It, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Young and the Restless, The Bold & The Beautiful, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Arrow, Good Luck Charlie, Smash, New Girl, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, Burn Notice 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, Free Willy 4, The Walking Dead and Beautiful Creatures. Kari’s voice has be heard on several television theme songs: Big Rich Texas (Style), Wicked Fit (Style), The Choice (FOX) and Beverly Hills Nannies (ABC Fam), and most recently The Fosters (ABC Fam) and The Vineyard (ABC Fam). Kari has also had on-camera performances on shows “The Voice” and “The Middle”and has sung many national tv commercials such as Nissan, Jello and Sara Lee. So far Kari has released 4 solo albums: A Life in the Day, Pink Balloon, Out of Focus and her latest album Go. She can also be heard on the Tinkerbell, Princess Disneymania, WALL-E, Radio Rebel, and Ella Enchanted Soundtracks.
Kari loves playing live shows. Some of Kari’s performances include The The Adam Corolla & Danny Bonaduce radio show, NBC Los Angeles, FOX Primeticket, Dodger Games, a benefit hosted by Prince Edwards of Wales and the Greek Theater where she closed the show for the 2010 AIDS/ HIV walk in Los Angeles. Kari’s music videos have also had some great exposure. She sang the theme song and performed the music video for the movie “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, Kesha, Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, Gloria Gaynor, Shane Harper and Bridgit Mendler.
In the coming months, you can hear Kari’s song “Where You Belong” as the theme song for Season 2 of the hugely successful ABC Family show “The Fosters”, she will be singing on camera with Al Pacino in his upcoming film Imagined, and her long awaited album “Black” will be releasing mid 2014.