Every now and then an aweinspiring artist comes along that reminds one of something old and familiar, and yet brand new. That is Brantford, Ontario and current resident Kristen Bezemer (KBez), who performs under the moniker Innersha, a solo poprock artist. Navigating the world of constants and change, Innersha which is a play on “inertia”, (Inner-sha) meaning a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged, is proving why she is here to stay. Constant in her creativity, passion, and dedication to her music career, despite several setbacks and challenges.
Innersha started as a brothersister duo in 2002, and then became a full band vocally led by Kristen Bezemer and Jason Inberg, which finally morphed into what is now, a solo act alongside with her amazing backing band. With a new impetus for her artistry and an even more compelling story to tell, Kristen has emerged with a stronger sense of clarity for her art, brand and music. Sharing from a touching personal experience which includes the unexpected passing of her brother and the band’s original cofounder Justen. Through her music, Kristen plans to share her life experience and inspire her listeners.
Far from a novice, Kristen has been singing and performing since childhood, and has spent much time honing her craft. Having auditioned for Canadian Idol at the age of 16, making it to the top 400 of 10,000 competitors, performing at hundreds of shows, and attending Coalition Music’s (known for their affiliation with bands such as Finger 11 and Simple Plan) Artist Entrepreneurship program in Toronto in 2013, Kristen is ready to unleash her talents, as Innersha; innerself, love, energy, a term she coined to describe her artistic journey.
As a newly developed solo act, Innersha released her first EP, entitled Know Where Your Heart Is, in August 2017, which includes 4 songs all cowritten by Kristen, and previous bandmates Jason Inberg .The project is was produced by 4 time JUNO Award Producer Darren Magierowski, of Jukasa Media Group, who has worked with world class producers and engineers such as; Ian Davenport (July Talk, Wir Sind Helden), Julius Butty (Alexisonfire, Protest the Hero), and Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Cancer Bats).
This upcoming year Innersha will be back in the studio to finish her full album at Jukasa. Kristen will be focused on finishing and polishing up many of the heart felt songs that have been hidden away in the closet for many years, including the very first song she wrote with her brother before he passed away, which will also be the title of her full album called “Change.”
The year 2019 will see a mature, strong and very talented Innersha emerge to center stage. As mentioned by producer Darren Magierowski “Kristen, has a very strong, unique, and identifiable voice. The kind of voice people would hear and remember.” And that’s exactly the effect Innersha will have on her audience for future years to come. Her dream continues to be to share her music with the world, inspire people to believe in their dreams, and most importantly through her loving lyrics, to believe in themselves.
JEREMIAH HARRIS (Guitars) Jeremiah started playing guitar when he was 14 and never looked back. He’s performed in international guitar showcases, on legendary stages across the continent, and has been a featured performer with numerous groups through the years, including on Hamilton’s Y108’s indie spotlight program. Jeremiah composes, arranges, writes, and acts as Innersha’s band director.
STEVE CULLEN (Drums) Scott’s a veteran of Ontario’s music scene, earning a reputation as a journeyman drummer through performing with bands such as Crimson Steel, KGB, Intruder and Shifty Dickens. Influenced by Bonham, Paice and Peart, he anchors Innersha’s versatile and experienced rhythm section.
RICK ROSSET (Bass) Rick grew up playing along to 8 track of George Jones, Don Williams, Charlie Pride, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Boston. He went on to play bass for a number of Ontario bands and artists from dance to R&B, from funk to rock. He’s been featured on a mixed bag of records and projects, including Molson’s Summer of 69 Bryan Adams tribute band and noted, touring blues outfits.