Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My name is Kristoffe Lesseps Fonseca. I was born in Bombay, India on the 25th December 1990 (Christmas day, hence the name) from Goan heritage. In my family we all play instruments however mother plays the guitar and sings, so you could say music runs in the blood. I moved to New Zealand in 2001 and continued to have a strong connection with singing and experimenting with music. I now reside in Sydney, Australia for the past 5 years.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I learned to play guitar at the young age of 6 and began singing mainly at family get-together and amongst friends.  Writing lyrics along with chord progressions came very naturally to me and in my later teenage years is when I started composing. I took to learning theory in music school and since never looked back. My artist name is my birth name, Kristoffe. I sing, rap and can play the acoustic guitar and electric, basics of piano and drums and enjoy beat-boxing. My aim is to grow my recording and production skills.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

The genre that suits me most is pop music. I want to be able to showcase what I am capable of and DO is exactly that. As my first single I needed to express my hunger in what I believe in and my vision, which is getting whatever is important to you done no matter what the sacrifice.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

I am yet to experience the music industry, as I said, I’m brand new.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

Im a solo artist. With “DO”, I worked with Cymbol from NZ. We connected through mutual friends and I played the acoustic version to him during work on another project and we instantly clicked about collaborating for it. We recorded the song over 20 hours in the studio and worked together over a few months to get it on the waves, we released it on the 7th July. PS Acoustic video version coming 2018.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I’m unsigned and have been in the industry for 6 months now I like to think with one single out. After lots of wasted time, I know now who I want to be as an artist and my plan is to keep releasing tracks and gain any exposure in the Australian/NZ/ market, play live shows and then spread across the globe. My future goal is to release an album, go on tour and one day hopefully sell out MSG.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Writing, composing and singing inspiration for me comes from freestyling, life experiences and listening to my favourite artists. I started to write music at the age of 15 and found that it came as a natural skill accompanying along with the guitar. Inspiration used to come from the likes of The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and as I grew older this changed to more RnB, Hip Hop and Pop genres. I used to hum melodies and then jot down any lyrics that came to mind; before I knew it I was putting together structured songs. I enjoy singing covers and have put out a few on social media but believe that originality speaks louder. The ability to speak to people through music is one of the most rewarding feelings.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

It all starts with an idea and tune. As simple as it sounds about having a great melody, catchy lyrics that get stuck in your head and a fire beat. Don’t forget the switched on producer/mixer and mastering engineer but hit songs are about persistence and hard work and if you sit in the 5% of luck, god bless you.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Thank you for any and all your support. New material dropping soon.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

If you believe you are on this planet to be different, be different. Don’t hold back, you have nothing to lose and always practice and practice. Share your talent!

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

My music career is just beginning. I have material written but only 1 single out and working on the next few currently which is god damn exciting.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

Triple J Australian Radio, thank you for the play. Freshcommittee.com thank you for the post.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

My song composing starts from a simple guitar progression. I like to be alone when writing; it involves my guitar, laptop and me. I freestyle a lot during sessions which is also one of my forms of composing on the go. Shout out to everyone out there perfecting their craft.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Ed Sheeran, Kanye West, Jon Bellion, J Cole and The Beatles.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I have worked with Cymbol working out of god’s own NZ. I would love to collaborate with artists out of Australia and NZ to showcase the south’s talent. Literally if you dig my style and grind but no limits to artist like Flume, RUFUS, David Dallas, Six60, Lorde, SWIDT, Stan Walker and the list could go on and on. My ultimate dream is to work with Ed Sheeran.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

https://www.facebook.com/Kristoffemusic/

https://www.instagram.com/kristoffes/

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

http://smarturl.it/KristoffeDo

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Happiest day would have to be releasing my first single “DO” on 7th July 2017.

Saddest day is yet to happen, fingers crossed I can turn it around.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Easy. Repay my parents; invest in my talent and travel.


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