KENZIE CORTEZ

Kenzie was born in California to musical parents. A regular on the pageant scene she was a hit, mainly due to her singing prowess.

At aged 14 Kenzie developed Retinitis Pigmentosa, eventually losing her sight completely aged 19. However, she forged on with her singing career and met Jo Yorke at a TV talent show in Hollywood three years later.

After a brief spell with Across the Pond, the band she formed with Jo, she struck out on her own and went on to sell over a million records in the US with her album ‘Being Kenzie’ topping the Billboard Chart for 6 weeks last year. Despite this she is still relatively unknown in the UK.

She lives in LA with her dog Macie.

NOTE: Retinitis Pigmentosa is generally inherited from a person's parents. Symptoms include trouble seeing at night and decreased peripheral vision. Onset is often in childhood but some are not affected until adulthood. Complete blindness, as in Kenzie’s case, is uncommon.