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Kristina Lao is a nerdy, wordy, folk-pop singer-songwriter and actor. Her music features rich Brit-lilt vocals and long, lyrical walks in a poetry park. Adoring Paul Simon,  Joni Mitchell, and a well-stepped cup of tea, Kristina recently finished her latest artistic challenge "First Take Songs". In 2018 she will be releasing new compositions, undertaking various film and TV engagements and touring with 20th Century Boy, the Marc Bolan and T-Rex musical.


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Kristina Lao is a nerdy, wordy singer-songwriter and actor, whose mission is to inspire the world through the love of words.


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Kristina Lao is a nerdy, wordy, folk-pop singer-songwriter and actor. Her music features rich Brit-lilt vocals and long, lyrical walks in a poetry park. Adoring Paul Simon,  Joni Mitchell, and a well-stepped cup of tea, Kristina has just released her newest series and artistic challenge called "First Take Songs". In 2018 she will be releasing new written and musical compositions, undertaking various film and TV engagements and touring with 20th Century Boy, the Marc Bolan and T-Rex musical.

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Kristina Lao is a folk-pop singer-songwriter and actor based in Vancouver. Raised in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Melbourne and the UK, Kristina’s multi-national childhood followed her parents’ own transience. Born to a Chinese-Nepalese mother and British-Polish father in one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Kristina’s childhood love of words grounded her in a whirlwind of cultural, social and personal change.   

Kristina received a scholarship for Advanced Music Performance at The University of Hong Kong. She left her degree early to train in the U.K. after becoming the first person from Hong Kong to be accepted into the prestigious London School of Musical Theatre. During her time in London, she performed at shows around London, playing at world-famous venues including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Bar, The Troubadour, and The Bedford, and working with world-renowned producers Simon Darlow (Sir Cliff Richard, Grace Jones) and Robin Millar, CBE (Sade, Everything But the Girl). Several of her compositions have been placed in prominent independent films, television, and with overseas artists, and works as a freelance session vocalist.

Shortly after arriving in Vancouver, Kristina founded a local, grassroots collective called Indie VanCity, supporting emerging artists and other collectives, and currently works part-time in Business Development and Community at Nimbus School of Recording & Media. She was a semi-finalist for CBC Searchlight and Best in Vancouver (2015), Jack Daniel’s Supporting Act (2016), and selected as one of five artists to participate in The Acoustic Guitar Project (2016). She is finalising her current EP with Cody Taylor of Fiend Recordings (Ursidae, Chersea), and has set herself a challenge called “First Take Songs” (available on her Facebook and YouTube channel) a weekly video challenge she set for herself, allowing only one take, no matter what. She is currently undertaking the Artist Development course at Nimbus under the tutelage of Dave Genn (54•40, Matthew Good Band).

Recent film credits include Sick to My Bones (to which she also co-wrote the theme song), May You Never Die and Once Upon a Time, and various voice over credits. Kristina also holds her certificate in Stage Combat through Fight Directors Canada, and trains under Sifu Raymond Cheung in Shaolin Hung Gar Kung Fu.

Today, she owns countless diaries, notebooks, sets herself regular creative challenges, writes whimsical poems and reads too many books at the same time.

In 2018 she will be releasing new compositions, undertaking various film and TV engagements and touring with 20th Century Boy, the Marc Bolan and T-Rex musical.