Kristen Goodman is a versatile singer, songwriter, and producer with Entertainment at her very core. She comes from a family full of musicians, producers, artists, and entrepreneurs. As early as Kindergarten, Kristen was singing in choirs, playing the lead in the school musical, and producing her very first shows for a captive family audience in her grandparents’ living room. With ten years of piano lessons, some regional theatre roles, and years of voice-over and on-camera work, Kristen was bound for a career in entertainment and events. In 2001, Kristen relocated to St. Louis and taught herself how to play the acoustic guitar. She has been performing and producing events in the area ever since. In 2017, Kristen released her much anticipated debut EP Album, I’m Ready, and in December 2019, she recorded her forthcoming Live Album with Her Big Band in front of a studio audience at Sk8 Liborius.
Kristen Goodman currently leads a womxn’s folk rock tribute band called kg lang which plays on the first Wednesday of the month at Just John in the Grove. She sings and plays guitar in an acoustic string trio called Ghost Light featuring favorites from Musical Theatre, popular favorites, and original songs. She's the co-creator of GROOVESHIP, a yacht rock party band and theatrical experience. She sings at weddings and corporate events with Lucas Jack & The Midnight Piano Band. She is a frequent vocalist with the Van Ella Band, and has appeared in the Show-Me Burlesque Festival and other shows from Van Ella Productions. Kristen's alter-ego, Captain K. GoodLove, can be found singing (and occasionally stripping) at burlesque events and festivals around the country. Kristen also plays solo shows, private parties, house concerts, and charity events around the St. Louis metro area.
A true believer in the importance of gathering communities and creating experiences, Kristen produces events and shows specifically for womxn, for the LGBTQ community, and for people who like to break out of conventional models. Kristen is the producer of a womxn’s dance called Lucky 11, she’s the co-producer of The Big Gay* Soirée, and she was the Music Director for the immersive theatre/burlesque experience, Wonderland.
With 20 years of restaurant experience and a degree in Business & Marketing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Kristen combines her knowledge of marketing, entertainment, and hospitality to create unforgettable experiences for her patrons. A former vocal instructor at School of Rock in Kirkwood, Kristen teaches private voice lessons and beginning guitar and keys lessons to children and adults. Kristen is inspired by helping vocalists gain confidence and improve their stage presence.
Kristen is a proud resident of St. Louis City. You can connect with her online at Facebook.com/KristenGoodmanSings or on Instagram @KristenGoodmanSings.
Header photo by Mark Moore.