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July 19th, 2006 4:05pm EDT
Kristy FrankIntroducing Kristy Frank, the 16-year-old alternative pop/rock sensation from the city of Vacaville, California. For her first CD, Kristy has recorded with acclaimed producers Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles), Jimmy Harry (Kelly Clarkson's last two CDs), Ron Harris (Christina Aguilera's first CD and Spanish CD), Jon Ingoldsby (Elton John, Madonna, Britney Spears), Stebe McNerney (Yuki-Japan, Dekko) and Shelley Peiken (Celine Dion, Meredith Brooks, LeAnn Rimes). "I've been so blessed to be able to work with so many well-established writers and producers," she says. "I have a special relationship with all of my producers so when I'm in the studio, it's play time for me. But when I'm recording, I definitely do my thing and get the job done."

Among the standouts on the disc are the heartfelt "Addicted To You," the vulnerable "Messed Up" and the powerful "Lift Off." "It's very difficult for me to pick a favorite track," she continues, "but one song that I hold very close to my heart is 'Unattached.' The meaning behind the song is just so powerful. And it's a really fun one to sing and play on the acoustic guitar."

Kristy is ready to join the next generation of teenage superstar artists. "Performing live is my thing, it's what I was born to do," she says. "I make sure to provide a high-energy show. I've been on stage my whole life so being on stage feels like home to me. Lately I've been working with Radio Disney and performing in a lot of their shows, and that's been a blast!" Kristy lists a performance with B2K at a Disney concert as one of her favorite early career highlights. Among her musical influences are Alanis Morissette, Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey, Jewel and Janet Jackson.

Kristy is featured on the soundtrack to "Darcy's Wild Life" (Sony/BMG) singing "Clothes Make The Girl." She also currently has a development deal in place for an animated feature film and cartoon series entitled "Rebel Girl."

A veteran entertainer who has wowed audiences in over 100 shows and counting, Kristy toured the country as Baby June in the Broadway musical "Gypsy," and performed on TV's "Star Search" and "Ed McMahon's Next Big Star" all before the age of ten. Kristy began her professional career when she was discovered by manager/producer Livio Harris at a Los Angeles "Best New Talent of the Year" showcase.

Kristy Frank "Girls Like Me"
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