We are kasl
Nashville super-group KASL (pronounced castle) was born and the rest is history in the making. Fronted by Kurtis John, from The Last Goodnight, his previous single's charted on most every chart in the English speaking world, and many countries beyond. KASL is supported by Grammy nominated songwriter, Alissa Moreno whose lyrical flexibility and harmonies on the vocals keep the narrative charging forward. With critically acclaimed prose and a prolific podcast, CRL (Casey Renee LeVasseur), grounds the trio in a steeped history of Nashville's songwriting elite while elevating the creative production with a stylistic twist that's uniquely (east) Nashville.
We Are KASL...
Kurtis John, has spent the last decade writing, recording, touring and producing music that has made its way onto stages and radio stations, and into movie theaters and households around the world. Born and raised in the small town of Enfield, Connecticut, Kurtis began performing in the church choir before joining several local punk rock bands rooted in his community’s Parish. The Singer, Songwriter and Producer formerly of Virgin Records’ The Last Goodnight found mainstream success as the band’s lead singer and songwriter. The six-piece toured several times throughout North America and found chart-topping success throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia behind the strength of hit singles “Pictures Of You” and “Stay Beautiful.” Both tracks reached the Top 5 on the US Hot AC Chart and, among their many placements, the former was the most played song in Australia throughout 2007 and soundtracked national campaigns for Kodak and New Line Cinema’s “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” as well as promos for ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters” and the latter became the music bed for “Ugly Betty” promos throughout Australia.
Alissa Moreno, Born on a Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico, is a renowned piano and vocal talent. She was the vocal coach for Ben Affleck's award winning performance in the film "Hollywoodland.” Her talent doesn’t stop there. Moreno wrote the Grammy nominated and CMT Video of the Year smash “Everyday” recorded by Rascal Flatts. She has been heard all over the film and TV world from the “Hope & Faith” theme song to “Far From Here” featured in “Army Wives” and many more including placements in "How I Met Your Mother” (CBS), "The Vineyard" (ABC Family), "Cheer" (CMT), "Texas Women" (CMT), "Wonderfalls" (FOX), "The Drive" (CMT), "Guiding Light" (CBS), "Days of Our Lives" (NBC) and a variety of other projects including films such as the Quentin Tarantino produced "Daltry Calhoun" (Miramax), and the Slamdance Feature Film "Mall Cop.”
Los Angeles born, CRL, began her love affair with words studying and memorizing lyrics from her favorite bands. Growing up watching her father perform in nightclubs and bars she was naturally drawn to music, but it was the lyrics that spoke to her. It was words, again, that initially drew her to film. She would spend free time watching old movies, studying and analyzing her favorite lines. Casey eventually put pen to paper, filling stacks of composition notebooks with teenage angst and creating quirky and slightly deranged short stories for her friends and family. Her passion for storytelling lead her to a degree in Cinema Arts from California State University, at Northridge. Casey’s debut novel, Silence & Noise: one girl’s journey into insanity, is a coming of age story about a girl’s struggle with mental illness. Her short story podcast, Wander, about the human condition, was named to iTunes New and Noteworthy for several weeks and has lead to over 70 episodes and two short story collections in print. In addition she is working on her second novel and one-woman stage show.
Photographer: Anthony Scarlati