Kristen Gradwohl is MONSTER LIPS


Kristen Gradwohl (Monster Lips) was raised in the suburbs of Silicon Valley. At a young age, she identified with the performing arts. Today, she steps into her creative power to honor the nature of consciousness.

"When we are able to gaze upon our inner reflections without judgment, we can learn to witness the nature of consciousness & leap beyond our human conditioning. Become the witness & respect the process. Listen. Then dare to share what you find." —Monster Lips

"A pure vocal sound, angelic but striking." —Man of Sound

"Powerful & spiritually channeled vocals." —9th Life

"Woman loves music more than anything else. Music is her nature, it comes from vibrations, and she herself is vibration."—Devattan

"Haunting." —Jeff White (KRML)


Valley Soul: An up-and-coming six-piece powerhouse from Monterey, California. Their entrancing four-part harmonies and intrepid instrumentals are reminiscent of the Grateful Dead and Fleetwood Mac, and also call forth modern likeness to Arcade Fire and Of Monsters And Men. After two years of cultivation and soul-searching, Valley Soul has created their niche. Nestled boldly amidst new age indie rock, old school folk, blues, and classic rock, the sextet reinvents and combines expansive avenues of sound. Four songwriters fuel the group’s extensive library of eclectic material. They debuted their self-titled EP in August 2014, and are set to record their first album Spring 2015.

The band will be posting more solo projects online under: #valleysoloKeep an eye peeled. More to come.

"Kristen's sound transcends the physical into the angelic realms creating a portal that allows us to ride the waves into infinite divine dimensions. Pure love, to put it simply." —Gypsy Be

“The group has come up with a winning formula that offers layered instrumental parts and four-part harmonies, equating to an expansive live sound.”— Monterey County Weekly

“Valley Soul, a beloved young up-and-coming band with an abundance of talent. The band’s six members have nice harmonies and an interesting mix of instrumental layers. And dig the great energy the band dishes out!”— Monterey Herald