DREAD CITY MUSIC

Krista Nichols Alston Chicago's very own, was born and raised on Chicago's southside. Singing and playing since the age of 8, Krista studied piano on the Westside of Chicago at the Earl Bedford Desiree studios. Her Love for singing comes from a lineage of singers and musicians in her family. The Buckner Harmony was an acappella group of her grandmother Marie Hudson and her siblings. Her Uncle Claude Bubba Nichols of the Canton Spiritual inspired her as well as her Mother and elder siblings who sing accapella. Krista became the Junior Choir Director at Pleasant Gift Missionary Baptist Church on the South Side of Chicago, the church that was organized by her Great Grandfather Clarence Buckner and Pastored by Her Great Uncle Robert L. Buckner, Her Father Howard S. Nichols Sr. and now her. Krista was the Junior and Youth Choir Director as well as theĀ  Organist/Choir Director of the Senior Choir. Krista's Mother Ruth started an accapella group the Nichols Singers that Krista joined later on and the name was changed to the Nichols Sisters after her Mother no longer Sang with the group. She Majored in Music at Dunbar Vocational High School and furthered her education on the collegiate level at Chicago State University, where she received her degree in Music Secondary Education. Becoming a music teacher for some years and decided to turn her interest into singing, writing and producing. Krista has produced her CD Keep On Keepin On and recorded and produced a Christmas Album" A Prayful Christmas " with her sisters The Nichols Sisters, as well performed Gospel music for many years. Krista performed with her sisters on their little cousin's Christmas Special;Jenniffer Hudson's I'll Be Home for Christmas in 2009. She has performed for RedBull Aretha Franklin Tribute in November 2018 at Tahlia Hall in Chicago and has performanced with her sisters in the city as well as out of town. Krista also have performed with Farley Jack Master Funk the King of House music and have worked with Chuck Colbert Communications for Political Ads for Campaigns in Illinois.

Krista's soulful style and sound will touch your heart and inspire and encourage your spirit.

The Single Christmas Holiday was produced by Krista Alston ( Golgotha Records) and Lee O. Thomas ( Dread City Music). It's a blend of House and Afrocentric beats, that will have you dancing on your feet and having a good time!

 

Written by: Krista Nichols Alston

Keyboard: Krista Nichols Alston

String Arrangement: Krista Nichols Alston

Bass: Gabriel Alston

Backround vocal: Krista Nichols Alston and Alexandria Alston

Percussion Arrangement collaboration: Krista Nichols Alston and Lee O. Thomas

Backbeats provided by Yoab Israh, Lee O Thomas

Mixed and Mastered by Tim Burton