Kristal Gray (KrizZtyle) is a multi-talented songwriter/entertainer from the ever upcoming Bay Area. Born in Oakland, California and raised in Richmond, California, KrizZtyle now resides in Laguna, California. She has been honing in on her professional career for many years now and definitely has what it takes to make a hit. But it is her intoxicating lyrics, voice and showmanship that will make her transition from star scribe to a chart topping artist.
At the tender age of 2, she was caught on camera by friends and family playing the piano, later memorizing dances like Chorus Line and singing hit songs by Michael Jackson. She took dance lessons as a young child in Bale Folkloric which is a cultural Spanish derived dance, familiarized herself in African dance, tap, and later moved on to learning Mexican style guitar as well as Classical. Being such a young girl, KrizZtyle has always been involved in the creation, performance, and direction of music. First, coming from a Latin background, she starred in the Grammy nominated group, Los Cenzontles, where she toured internationally from Mexico to Chicago and taught vocal lessons, beginning guitar, Latin dance and was on the album Papa's Dream. Papa's Dream was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Musical Album For Children and featured hot artist such as Los Lobos.
This was not enough to quench her thirst to share herself with the world. KrizZtyle then moved to various Salsa and Latin jazz bands, singing cover tunes and playing from club to club and festival to festival. Even though this didn't meet her needs creatively, performance-wise it was just another stepping stone in forward movement. This is where she met Writer/Producer, Villiani, on a joint project . As their musical relationship progressed, Villiani saw a huge amount of talent and potential in KrizZtyle, not to mention emotional dedication and drive. KrizZtyle soon grew under Villiani's tutelage and became more involved in the co-producing
Vocalist Elk Grove, CA
Lyricist Elk Grove, CA
Co Producing Elk Grove, CA
Musician Elk Grove, CA