I AM KENz.
KENZ, native to Kentucky, has called Nashville "home" for almost 5 years. The 18-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist made her debut appearance as "KENZ" in a collaboration with YouTube sensation, Kurt Hugo Schneider. Their video collaboration was a success to say the least, reaching nearly 200k views its first day.
In 2014, KENZ was featured on season 7 of NBC's hit reality TV show, "The Voice," under her birth name, "Kensington Moore." She worked alongside Blake Shelton after winning him over in the Blind Auditions with confidence and pure artistry.
While KENZ's "sound" falls under the Pop umbrella, it is composed of major jazz, RnB, and funk influences. The complex textures of KENZ's soulful voice will grab your attention with her crisp, yet subtle rasp, and clear, melodically accurate vocals.
In the words of Adam Levine, her voice "cuts." The honesty in her tone projects the innocence of her youth, while showcasing the maturity of her musicality.
TEAM BLAKE WELCOMES POP ARTIST KENSINGTON MOORE "KENZ" TO THE VOICE - BY SHERRYL CRAIG
KENZ IS YOUNG, WITTY, SPIRITED, AND DEDICATED. SEEMS LIKE A LOT FOR SUCH A YOUNG LADY BUT SHE IS WISE BEYOND HER YEARS. ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO HER MUSIC. SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE WANTS TO DO AND EXPRESSING IT COMES NATURALLY.
KENSINGTON MOORE "KENZ" TALKS ABOUT HER QUEENSLAND INSPIRED EP - BY MARK FRANKLIN
WHEN KENZ STARTED SINGING, SHE FOCUSED ON COUNTRY MUSIC BECAUSE, IF YOU'RE INTO MUSIC AND YOU'RE IN KENTUCKY, THAT'S JUST WHAT YOU DO. ODDLY, IT WAS AFTER KENZ AND HER FAMILY MOVED TO NASHVILLE - THE COUNTRY MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD - THAT SHE DECIDED TO CHANGE DIRECTIONS AND FOCUS ON POP MUSIC WITH A TOUCH OF SOUL THROWN IN.
FOUR NASHVILLE SINGERS IN THE VOICE BATTLE ROUNDS (THE TENNESSEAN) - BY DAVE PAULSON
FOUR NASHVILLE SINGERS HAVE SURVIVED THE BLIND AUDITIONS ON THE CURRENT SEASON OF NBC'S "THE VOICE." NEXT, IT'S TIME TO DO BATTLE.
THE BUZZ | SECOND KENTUCKIAN ON THE VOICE - BY KIRBY ADAMS
OR THOSE OF YOU FOLLOWING THE ACTION ON STAGE AT "THE VOICE SEASON 7," TEAM BLAKE NOW INCLUDES TWO SINGERS WITH KENTUCKY ROOTS. MONDAY, HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR KENSINGTON MOORE "KENZ" MADE IT THROUGH THE BLIND AUDITIONS AND ONTO BLAKE SHELTON'S TEAM. "THAT GRAVEL YOU HAVE IN YOUR UPPER REGISTER, AND THE WAY YOUR VOICE STARTS TO SHRED, I LOVE THAT," SHELTON TOLD MOORE.