Karien Zachery can honestly say the music business chose her. Originally from Springfield, Massachusetts, she had little exposure to music growing up. She was raised in a strict religious household where there was no choir or music appreciation in school. So to end up in the music business is quite surprising to her.
She started singing around the age of seventeen, performing in countless local cover bands at an array of venues, from nightclubs to weddings. That eventually led her to covering songs by the late, great Whitney Houston, who was at the height of her career at that time.
On a chance headshot submission in Los Angeles in 2001, she was contacted by an English agent who would launch her career into the world of celebrity lookalikes. After a successful international five year run as a Whitney look-alike, she retreated from the lookalike world and joined several acts including: ‘TheAmazing Platters’ in 2005 in Los Angeles, CA, ‘Ringside Band,’ featuring Floyd Patterson Jr, (son of famed boxer Floyd Patterson) and the ‘Motown Review,’ out of Hartford, Connecticut.
She eventually formed her own band and toured throughout New England and Canada. Today her time is spent between re-launching her career as an Whitney Houston Tribute Artist, with plans to tour her one-woman show titled: I WHITNEY. She is also developing her career as a professional fine artist, selling her original oil paintings, sculptures and wood carvings.
She believe that all artists understand that creativity only comes through submission: allowing energy to manifest through you.