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.

Fine Life has 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, 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; Honolulu: Royal Hawaiian Center Stage, Ong King, Oahu Boat Cruises, Sakura Arts, Genius Lounge, Mezzo's, Downbeat; Kailua-Kona: Gertrude's

IMG_9235.jpg

KRITTY

• Producer, Songwriter, Piano, Guitar, Drums

Born and raised in New York City, Kris Kesoglides is a self-taught musician, with roots in poetry and creative writing. When he began playing piano and guitar, he found that music complemented his artistic pallette, and decided to pursue a career in songwriting.

This led him to collaborate with an array of artists and indulge in pop, rock, hip-hop, and electronic music. After earning a Bachelor’s in Journalism at Baruch College, he enrolled at Garnish Music School to study production and sound design.

ELISE

• Vocals, Songwriter, Ukulele
 

Elise Noelani Levin was born and raised in Hawaii where she began performing as a young girl in Kailua-Kona. She grew up listening to influential female singers, such as Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, and Dinah Washington. Elise started singing in the community choir at the age of nine, and began voice lessons at twelve-years-old. She studied acting and musical theatre at the American Conservatory Theatre, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Academy of Film & Television, Queens College, Aloha Performing Arts Company, and University of Hawaii at Manoa. Elise received awards for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Wendla Bergman in Spring Awakening, and for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her performance as Kim MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie. While living in Honolulu, she also portrayed Angela O’Hara in CBS’s Hawaii Five-0. 

 

After moving to New York City, she was cast in Caren Tackett’s existential rock opera Born Blue, directed by Anthony Rapp at the Cutting Room. Elise was later cast as the younger version of Sarah in Tackett's musical Slide for the New York Musical Festival at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in Times Square, directed by Colin Gregory. Between productions, Elise learned how to play ukulele, using it as her songwriting tool. She released her first EP of her original music, 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 movement. Inspired by the pioneers of protest music, she uses her art as a way to encourage political and environmental activism. 

12496502_10207187218092982_6790832911431323829_o_edited.jpg