By Jack Barnes
Sabrina Petrini (@sabrinapetrini) recently released her solo album entitled “I will. I can. I am” on iTunes. She had a strong collaboration with producer Gabe Lopez (James Brown, Belinda Carlisle, Universal), K.Chozen (Big Sean, Katy Perry), Ruifu Wang (Monkey Buisness Productions), James Krausse (Beyonce, Nick Jonas) and Dechard. Her audience can expect a focus on Sabrina’s strong and edgy vocals taking a pop/electronic/urban direction and lyrics with a message. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
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Sabrina Petrini’s journey as a performer started in Helsingborg, Sweden where she owned and ran a dance school at the age of 16. During that time she attended the theatre high school, managed to write, direct and produce a musical by the time she was 19 and performed her original music in different talent competitions and festivals around Europe. She moved to London in 2007 and earned a degree in vocals and production at the London Center of Contemporary Music college. Later on she moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and earned another degree in vocals and performance at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood.
Los Angeles became her home. One of her first shows was at a packed House Of Blues at the Sunset strip. A month after that she signed a record deal and began recording with B.A.M and UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP. Her success continued by having the music video for her song “U MAKE ME (LOL)” airing on MTV, VH1 and LOGO TV. She got nominated for best pop artist at LA MUSIC Awards and best pop song at HMMA Awards. Her first album release show was at Palladium in Hollywood for 4.000 people but that was nothing compared to the biggest performance of her life, the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2010.
It was after meeting and working with Kim Fowley (Joan Jett, GNR) and Noizee (Marky Ramone) at the end of 2011 that inspired Sabrina to become an independent artist. She left her record deal and manager to DIY and shortly ended up back in the studio experimenting with melodic European and edgy American sounds. She got a band together and named it KingQueen after her “stage-name”. She started co writing with her guitar player Dario Comuzzi. Rehearsals turned into songs and songs turned into their album “GET LOUD”. They recorded the album on to a tape machine in a little studio in Norco, CA and the music was mixed and mastered in Italy by Frank Nemola (Vasco Rossi). In 2013 KingQueen won LA’s Hard Rock Rising battle of the bands, (ended up in the finals, top 10 of the world wide battle out of 22,000 bands) and performed at Universal City Walk. Besides touring the U.S and opening for Steel Panther, KingQueen continuously played and packed many legendary venues around Los Angeles, CA such as House Of Blues, Whiskey a Go Go, Viper Room and The Roxy. They also got two nominations for best pop and rock song with “Rockstar” and “Chemically Imbalanced” at HMMA Awards.
In 2014 Sabrina Petrini locked endorsement deals with her favorite companies Mogami Cables and Audio Technica and became an artist at Roland US. She also became a voting member of the Grammy Academy and started collaborating with Italian DJ/Producer Dechard. Their first single “Fucking In Love” was released February 2015 and had 22,103 hits after less than a week on SoundCloud. She became a VEVO artist and released a music video for “Fucking In Love” early May which also got a nomination for best pop at HMMA Awards and was up for consideration for a Grammy Nomination for best pop duo.
Sabrina and Dechard’s second single “Fade Away” won an Akademia Award in September 2015 for best dance/pop song and won video of the year at IndieNation Music Awards 2016. The song is also in the ad for Martian Watches music control. Both “Fucking In Love” and “Fade Away” are soundtracks for the newly released movie “Love Is All You Need” starring Briana Evian and Tyler Blackburn directed by Rocco Shields and can be seen at all major movie festivals around the U.S spring and summer of 2016. The movie has already won numerous awards.
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