Fine Life curates many shows throughout NYC, but a huge focus of their events are fundraisers for non profit organizations, mainly specializing in animal conservation. They have raised $10,000 for the Shark Research Institute, Astoria Cat Rescue, NYC Health + Hospitals, The Children's Rescue Fund, New York Bee Sanctuary, Animal Care Centers NYC, Saint Joe's Food Kitchen, and Rosegate Furever Home. They are in the process of establishing The Fine Life Foundation as a NGO, so they can continue their work in creating music for the greater good.
Fine Life's music has been broadcasted on iHeart Radio, Star 101.9, and KTUH radio stations. They have performed in Manhattan: The Bitter End, Hudson Terrace, The Cutting Room, Pier 40, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Arlene's Grocery, Pianos, SOBs, Don't Tell Mama, iBoat NYC, The Delancey, Fat Baby, Santos Party House, Club Groove, Mason Hall, Leftfield, Abbey Tavern, Joria Studios, Offside Tavern, The West End Lounge, Tobacco Road, Lovecraft, The Treehouse at 2A; Brooklyn: The Paper Box, Bushwick Public House, Brooklyn Music Kitchen, Gold Sounds, Tender Trap, The Well, The Footlight, Sunnyvale, Muchmore's Black Bear Bar; Queens: Bohemian Beer Garden, Single Cut Brewery, LIC Bar, The Local NY, Sanger Hall, Quay's Pub, Studio Square, RaR Bar, The Strand; Texas: Austin City Limits; Honolulu: Royal Hawaiian Center Stage, Ong King, Oahu Boat Cruises, Sakura Arts, Genius Lounge, Mezzo's, Downbeat; Kailua-Kona: Gertrude's
Fine Life is a musical duo made up of Elise Levin and Kritty Kesoglides. Yielding an authentic and unique sound, Fine Life combines alternative rock and electronic elements with an honest and forward thinking songwriting approach. The aim is to destigmatize the notion that everything is “fine,” when in reality, life is not as black and white as we make it out to be. It’s important to acknowledge that life is a layered complexity; A variety of hues. Fine Life strives to illuminate these colors through their music.
Elise Noelani Levin was born and raised in Hawai`i where she grew up listening to influential female singers, such as Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, and Dinah Washington. Elise began voice lessons at twelve-years-old, and studied acting and musical theatre at the American Conservatory Theatre, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, and Academy of Film & Television.
She was awarded Best Actress for her portrayal of Wendla Bergman in Spring Awakening, and for her performance as Kim MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie. While living in Honolulu, she was cast as Angela O’Hara on Hawaii Five-0.
After moving to New York City, she was cast in Caren Tackett’s rock opera Born Blue, directed by Anthony Rapp. Elise also protrayed the young Sarah in Tackett's musical Slide for the New York Musical Festival. Between productions, Elise learned how to play ukulele, using it as her songwriting tool. She released her first EP, Noelani, which is available on all platforms.
Elise graduated with honors from Queens College, City University of New York, with a bachelor's in American Studies, focusing on how and why music encourages social progression and revolution. Inspired by the pioneers of protest music, she uses her art as a way to encourage political and environmental activism.