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Karmin performs at House of Blues Orlando

Karmin at House of Blues Orlando

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Karmin performed at the House of Blues Orlando in Downtown Disney the evening of April 13, 2014. Plenty of fans lined up for the duo of singers that went from YouTube singers to touring the country with their catchy tunes.

Karmin and Bonnie McKee performed at the House of Blues Orlando in Downtown Disney on April 13, 2014.
Karmin and Bonnie McKee performed at the House of Blues Orlando in Downtown Disney on April 13, 2014.
Nicholas Walker
Amy Keidemann of Karmin at House of Blues Orlando
Amy Keidemann of Karmin at House of Blues Orlando
Nicholas Walker

Bonnie McKee honorably opened the night for Karmin. If you haven’t heard of her yet then that’s okay. But you have definitely heard of her music. Bonnie has co-written over 50 songs that have been recorded by numerous other artists such as Katy Perry, Taio Cruz, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Lea Michele, Ke$ha, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen, Leona Lewis, and Adam Lambert. She was also a Grammy nominee for Song of the Year for Katy Perry’s hit, “Roar.”

Bonnie danced around the stage with class all while adorning a leopard print outfit as her fiery-red hair was flowing as she quickly moved about the stage. She definitely got the party started for the evening when her hit “American Girl” was recognized and the fans turned the House of Blues into one big dance floor. She released her first album, Trouble, back in September 2004 (Reprise Records).

Karmin took the stage by surprise. There was none of the usual “warming up” to get rid of any stage jitters. Instead, it was like walking into a dance club late into the night during the peak of the party. Karmin is fairly new to the touring scene and they showed natural talent the entire night. They interacted with the crowd with their constant eye contact, bright lights, and even close enough contact to shake a fan’s hand helped make the night memorable for all.

Karmin consists of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan. They both met while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. They have three EPs currently out and just released their highly anticipated studio album, Pulses (Epic), on February 25, 2014. They currently have three songs (“Acapella,” “Hello,” and “Brokenhearted”) in Billboard’s Top 100.