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About Karianne Kvalen

A brilliant and warm hearted singer with a voice that is guaranteed to add a spark to your event!
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Karianne is a Norwegian singer rising in London. Her voice has already been critically acclaimed as “crystalline clear”, “joyously playful” and “heart aching in its sincerity”. Having already spent a number of years as a professional singer on cruise ships and events around the world, lockdown-life encouraged Karianne to step into the singer-songwriter role. She recently released her debut single Giving Love a Try. Karianne sings songs from a variety of genres, and is happy to receive song requests and learn them for you before your event. Available to book as a solo singer with backing tracks or as a duo with a selected pianist.

Pop, Christmas, Musical theatre, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Modern jazz, Cabaret, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Acoustic, R&B, Soul, Disco, Covers, Motown, Tribute, Rock, Pop rock
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Virtual event, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

This is a selection of my song list. I have more songs available, and I'm happy to take on requests.
A thousand miles - Vanessa Carlton
Ain't no mountain high enough -
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Alone - Heart
All about that bass - Meghan Trainor
All by Myself - Celine Dione
All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
All of Me - John Legend
All You Need Is Love - Beatles
At Last - Etta James
Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Barbie Girl - Aqua
Be my baby - The Ronettes
Before he cheats - Carrie Underwood
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dione
Blame It On the Boogie - The Jacksons
Black Magic - Little Mix
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
Both sides now - Joni Mitchell
Break Free - Ariana Grande
Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
Can't fight the moonlight - LeAnn Rimes
Can't help falling in love - Elvis Presley
Can't stop the feeling - Justin Timberlake
Can't take my eyes off of you - Frankie Valli
Chandlier - Sia
Cover me in sunshine - Pink
Collide - Tiana Major9
Change the World - Rita Ora
Dance Monkey - Tones and I
Dancing in The Moonlight - Toploader
Dancing in The Streets - Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Don't start now - Dua Lipa
Don't stop believing - Journey
Don't stop me now - Queen
Don't speak - Gwen Stefani
Downtown - Petula Clark
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Eternal Flame - Atomic Kitten
Euphoria - Loreen
Fernando - ABBA
Firework - Katy Perry
Fix You - Coldplay
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - ABBA
Girls just wanna have fun - Cyndi Lauper
Giving Love a Try - Karianne Kvalen
Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
Golden - Jill Scott
Hallelujah! I love her So - Ray Charles
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Havana - Camila Cabello
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Higher and Higher
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Hold my hand - Jess Glynne
Holding out for a hero - Bonnie Tyler
Holiday - Madonna
Honey Honey - ABBA
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
I Have a Dream - ABBA
I knew you were trouble - Taylor Swift
Ironic - Alanis Morisette
I say a little prayer - Aretha Franklin
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor (+ slow cover version)
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Imagine - John Lennon
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It’s All Coming Back to Me Now - Celine Dione
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
I'm a Believer - Neil Diamond
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Lady Marmelade
Leave the Door Open - Bruno Mars
Let It Be - The Beatles
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor
Listen - Beyonce
Livin' on a prayer - Bon Jovi
Language - Tori Kelly
Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers
Love on Top - Beyonce
Love me like you do - Ellie Golding
Love Song - Sarah Bareilles
Make you feel my love - Adele
Mamma Mia - ABBA
Man! I feel like a woman - Shania Twain
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mercy - Duffy
Murder On The Dancefloor - Sophie Ellis-Bextor
My Girl - The Temptations
Natural Woman - Carole King
New Rules - Dua Lipa
Nine to fIve - Dolly Parton
Never Loved a Man - Aretha Franklin
No Scrubs - TLC
Oh What a Night - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
One way or another - Blondie
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Piece of my heart - Janis Joplin
Price Tag - Jessie J
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Put your records on - Corinne Bailey Ray
Rain on me - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
Read all about it - Emilie Sande
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Rise Up - Andrea Day
River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
Roar - Katy Perry
Rolling in the deep - Adele
Rude - Magic!
Say my name - Destiny’s Child
Shackles - Mary Mary
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
Sk8ter Boi - Avril Lavigne
Simply the Best - Tina Turner
So Emotional - Whitney Huston
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Stand by me - Ben E. King
Stop - Jamelia
Stop - Spice Girls
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Thank You For The Music - ABBA
The Winner Takes It All - ABBA
The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
Think - Aretha Franklin
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and The Waves
Waterloo - ABBA
Who you are - Jessie J
You can't hurry love The Supremes
You've got the love - Florence and the machine
Versace on The Floor - Bruno Mars
Voulez-Vous - ABBA
Who’s Loving You - The Jackson 5
I have a wide range of Disney and Musical Theatre songs available from The Greatest Showman, Wicked, Mamma Mia! (anything ABBA), Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, and many more.
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

That's usually fine as long as I have a couple of weeks notice. Keep me informed of any changes and I will always try to be as flexible as possible!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I am happy to provide music through my PA between sets until closing for an additional £100

How much time do you need to set up?

I'll need around 1 hour. If you need me to arrive before, I can do that for an additional fee agreed.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

As long as nothing else is arranged, I will bring everything I need for the event!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. I learn around 2 songs for free, and then there is a fee of £30 for any additional songs for this service to take into account rehearsal times.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
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Blackburn I, 1 year ago

Blackburn International [BI] were contracted by Viking Cruises to provide all of production entertainment for the entire Viking Ocean fleet as from 2017. This includes the provision of all of the entertainment production staff [x4 Production Vocalists per ship] and all of the Production Shows on each of their x6 ships. We have been blessed to have been graced by the hugely talented Karianne Kvalen for two contracts. Firstly on board the Viking Sun between April 24th and November 1st 2018, and then subsequently on board the Viking Orion between June 5th and November 15th 2019. If she ever decided to ‘run away again to sea’ we would welcome her back at any time in the future .... Karianne has a wealth of talents – both performance and personal. She has a wonderful warm and rich voice with considerable range and depth. She can adapt to numerous styles bringing a sincerity and signature depth of feeling to each – she is not often caught out! The ability to perform and present in more than one language is an extra addition to her considerable talents. During her second contract with us she acted as our Company Manager – a role that she performed with diligence and care. She took her other cast members under her wing and guided them thru the contract with humour and professionalism. On a personal level Karianne is wise beyond her years. She is a deep thinker – analytical and measured. I would, and did, trust her judgement over most. She can be joyously playful but never ‘misses the point’. If this reads as a glowing reference, I am pleased – this is what she deserves. I wish her only the very best in all that she does and have absolutely zero worries for her future – she will succeed and those with whom she works will be lucky indeed. With sincere regards, Chris Blackburn. Project Manager, Blackburn International.