Mottingham singer Ks Rocks wants to ‘go global’
PUBLISHED: 14:34 13 April 2012
A rising star from Mottingham is smashing her way into the music business with a new single inspired by her experiences of trying to become a singer.
Karina Stephens, known as Ks Rocks, is a rock/pop singer and songwriter making her name with single Guess Who’s Back?
“It’s a song of being hurt and being able to pick yourself up from the ground to start again,” she explains.
“But for me it says, ‘I’ve arrived, I’m not going nowhere’.”
The former Bromley schoolgirl kick-started her music career in January.
Karina, 25, is a classically trained singer who studied at Blackheath Conservatoire but postponed her dream while working as an administration assistant for her dad’s painting and decorating company.
She said: “I’ve always wanted to be a singer but I didn’t know how to pursue it and it just didn’t happen.”
But now Karina is on a roll, with thousands of fans on Facebook, a single selling on iTunes and an album planned for next year.
She was recently interviewed for American music magazine Alwayz Therro and has appeared on local radio from Brockley to Brooklands.
Despite performing in venues all over London, Karina hasn’t left her roots behind.
She is going to perform to students at her former Bromley school, Bonus Pastor Catholic College, and has visited other schools in the area.
Karina says her songs are inspired by her own experiences and the people around her.
She said: “My music comes from within something in my heart, something in my soul, my mind, something that I feel.
“I get inspiration from my friends’ life experiences. Sometimes I just sit in a room listening to my friends and family chatting and get ideas from that.”
She added: “I want this to go global within a year. I’m bringing something new to British music.”
n Guess Who’s Back? is available on iTunes, Tipster and other sites. Visit www.facebook.com/321ksrocks for information.