A distinguished veteran of the United Stated Coast Guard for over two decades… seasoned singer/songwriter Kristine Rommel wears her uniform proudly by singing the National Anthem when called upon. Her superior vocal representation is respected and that’s why she is known as the choice for the National Anthem.
Kristine was noted by Rolling Stone Magazine as performing a “stirring rendition” of the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden when she opened up the 7th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Benefit Concert where she also performed with Roger Waters as part of the Roger Waters Band. In honor of Military Appreciation Day she sang at Citifield for the Mets vs Braves game and at Madison Square Garden and for the NY Knicks organization. She roused the crowd at the Prudential in Newark, NJ when she opened up the IBF International Heavyweight Championship which was a featured HBO Pay Per View event. Rommel sang with intense vigor to thousands of spectators at Bryant Park in NYC for EA Sports Madden- NFL 12: Pigskin Pro-Am which aired on NBC-TV. She gladly accepted Mayor Bloomberg various invitations to perform at Gracie Mansion for the annual Fleet Week Mayoral Welcome. Kristine performed for several NFL ceremonies and for over 101,000 spectators at the opening ceremonies for NASCAR on several occasions airing LIVE.
To watch Ms. Rommel perform is like witnessing a pure white dove proudly flying up and into the sky. She represents her country as well as women in the military.
Rommel teamed with Michael Trapp and wrote and recorded “Death is my Curse” a song based off the novel ‘The Cursed Man’ authored by Keith Rommel and a major motion picture in 2015.
In addition, her self-titled debut EP produced by 3 time grammy award winning Producer David Botrill features 2 original songs and showcases her amazing range. Ms. Rommel is a fiery singer with a huge voice and an even bigger heart. Her effortless yet exhilarating musicianship is evident on her debut single, “The Storm”. Years of vocal training and hard work have enabled Kristine to write songs that reveal her ability to tackle highly emotional subject matter. Kristine says, When I was younger poetry was my outlet and because of that I’ve been able to document my life.
Kristine adds, my debut song “The Storm” was part of that. I wrote “The Storm” for a friend who had a heroin addition. It was deeply painful for me because my mother also struggled with addiction. When she died in 2010 the pain and loss I felt drove me to rewrite the song.
The song was chosen as the official Sound Track for the major motion picture “The Lurking Man” also authored by Keith Rommel and won 3 film awards for “Best Song”
“Waiting For You” was another poem I wrote as a teenager who felt abandoned by the person I counted on the most at a turning point of my life. Being in the military for over 20 years now, I relate that feeling to our soldiers who count on someone waiting for them while they’re serving our country.
Rommel’s vocals are also heard in the film “Toxic Tutu” a Troma Entertainment follow up to the cult -classic The Toxic Avenger.
Recently, Kristine teamed up across the continent to work with the DJ Swindali; a DJ and producer located out of Thailand on his original track “Take Me Away’ which features Kristine’s vocals in EDM style. She co-wrote and recorded on 2 EDM tracks with “Steel City Music” based in Easton, PA.
Kristine has a distinctive voice and musical style. She sings most genres to include Contemporary, R&B, EDM, Rock & Christian; she has sang her heart out spanning from a church to Madison Square Garden. She has worked with professionals in the industry as well as local artists. She is easy to work with and collaborate with when recording her originals or collaboration material.
Rommel is also a vocal coach at New Horizons Music Studio in Stroudsburg, PA and offers zoom classes from home.