Thank you to Ultimate Artists for their amazing interview and piece on me!!! The programme they run is simply amazing and was a 'game changer' for me. Run by amazing people who care about the artist well-being.
Great gig at The Barrow House on Friday 27 April - so nice to see some familiar faces in the cowd. Super supportive audience and a great first gig for me with Ben and Grant on the guitar and paino respectively.
Was really happy to get an email from Song Academy letting me know that my new track, T-Shirt had been chosen as one of the songs in the competiton's final. All finalists will be performing in London on 10th June. Click here to listen to the finalists on Sound Cloud.
I was thrilled to be book for the @110above festival in Leicestershire this summer. I will be performing on Sunday 5th August.
So March 2018 has certainly been interesting so far. Today I was announced as a Taylor Guitar Artist. This is incredible and I am hugely grateful to them for supporting me. My name will be alongside some amazing artists. New guitars arriving soon!!! Humbled. This is MASSIVE! A huge thank you to my manager Kevin Reynolds for securing this deal.
Have spent the last few days off as we have been snowed in!!!! Was poorly to start with but am now writing more songs.
Was amazed to hear from the International Acoustic Music Awards this week. I was named as a finalist in the 'Best Female Vocalist' category!!!! There were over 18,000 entrants from all over the World.
February has been a crazy month. So much good news and I am very grateful for this. Got a surprise email from the International Songwriting Competition announcing that I was a semi-finalist in the 'Teen' category for this years competition. This is a world-wide competition and they had over 15,000 entrants. I feel excited and lucky to be among so many seasoned and talented writer.
"We were so lucky to have Katie playing at our Hubdot Anniversary...her music was totally magical!" (Simona Barbieri, CEO FOunder
Great local Gig at The Milk House in February. Intimate venue, delicious food and a warm and supportive crowd. Amazing to see one of my very first music teachers from Dubai in the audience. he had this to say (biased of course!).
"We will hear more of Katie; she has a unique delivery and the songs knock Ed's into the lower division".
In December 2017 I was announced as the Winner of the Budget Music Videos competition. Whilst I was visiting Amplify, the industry event in London, I met with the friendly team at BMV. I was thrilled when they chose me as their winner. Yesterday (4th February) I travelled to Barking and we shot the video for my new track T-shirt.
"Katie is a rising star, full of talent and enthusiasm! Expecting big
things in the future! Pleasure to work with!" Loraa White @ Budget Music Videos
What an amazing night at ILUVLIVE in Hoxton. Great venue, awesome crowd and such talented musicians.I was honoured to pay the opening set showcasing 3 new songs: T-shirt, Best Friends and Let Me In.
"Katie Kittermaster's performance was effortless, her confidence and angelic voice resinated so much with me, she has a VERY bright future ahead of her. Keep being great Katie." Steve, Parallel Music Management / ILUVLIVE
An amazing start to 2018!!!!!!! I have been announced as one of the finalists in the UK Songwrting Competition! Totally unexpected and absolutely brilliant! The winner is yet to be announced but being the the final few is a huge honour.
WOW - a total privaledge to be named as the 'Face of January' by #Music Hour; a cracking start to the new Year - I think this is going to be a good one!!!
Thank you The Two Sayers, Canterbury - really loved playing for your launch night. First gig in December and many more to come.
Awesome mini-set at The Bloomsbury Sets on Friday 24th November. What a great venue - awesome musicians, great vibe, hope to be back there soon.
“Beautiful set of original songs by Katie Kittermaster. She captivated her audience with her sweet, strong voice”
I recently recorded a demo of my new tracks, T-shirt and Origami Butterfly. I am not planning on releasing these tracks as they will be part of my EP - I will be performing them live at the gigs that are coming up.
An amazing 40 radio stations have played my two released tracks. I have some live gigs lined up as well as some more radio interviews. I'm very grateful to all those who have supported me. Check out the Press/Radio and TV page for more details.
Excited to announce that my first music video is now on YouTube! I worked with the uber talented Adam Finch to create my first video for 'Can You Hear Me?'. I was keen to have something simple but stylish. I didn't want anything over-produced. Being genuine is important to me.
Here is the link - I hope you enjoy it!
KMTV invited me on to their Thursday show on the 21st of September. It was such fun and I managed not to get tongue tied!! A few questions with the presenter and then a live performance of 'Let Me In', a song that I co-wrote with Scarlet Halton at the Ultimate Artist course this summer. Please see this link for the full interview and performance.
Late & Live Sessions in Whitstable in September was great fun. A chance for me to showcase a couple of new songs - both of which gained a great response from the audience. Whether the crowd is small or large, I love to perform. I am recording T-Shirt (a song I wrote at the start of this month) on Monday 26th September with the fabulous Guy Denning and my awesome guitarist Alex Farrimond. I am feeling lucky to have these people around me. I have been struggling to shift a bad cold and sore throat now for a month so it is time to go on voice rest. Until next time.
''I believe we have just witnessed a RISING STAR'' (Carlo Monticolombi, Promoter Late & Live Music Sessions).
The Grey Lady is a boutique venue in Tunbridge Wells with a cracking sound system and a friendly relaxed atmosphere. It was fun for me to perform there in September. along with two other seasoned artists. Here I performed the T-Shirt for the first time having written it that week. Thank you to Paul Dunton for the opportunity.
"Katie Kittermaster is a deeply talented up and coming singer-songwriter. Katie is a truly engaging live performer who offers a varied mix of heartfelt, thought provoking songs which are rich in pop sensibilities and full of feeling and atmosphere".
September 9th was the 31st Hops & Harvest Boutique Festival in Kent. I was lucky enough to perform on the MAIN stage. Thank you for coming along and supporting me.
September - Had a great morning in North Kent filming the music video for Can You Hear Me - out soon!
Earlier in July 2017 I performed at The Big Day Out in Mote Park. This was an awesome event and I felt very lucky to be asked to do a full set. The crowd was 13K strong and were so friendly, singling along to my covers and even shouting out nice comments about by outfit. I sang a couple of my new original songs that haven't been recorded yet, which seemed to go down well. I sang after Reggie 'n' Bolley as well as a local group called The Gallerys. Diversity danced after me, followed by Christian Burrows, Atomic Kitten and Louisa Johnson. I was in very good company. I loved it and cannot wait to get back on that stage!
"Katie is a young singer-songwriter than you need to hear. Katie has the potential to grow in to a dazzling artist. Her lyrics are unique and delivered with a strong and beautiful voice." (Alex Ralis, Artisit Manager BDO).
"As a 16 year old, Katie has a voice of gold! She can control the crowd with out pushing herself. With the music she is creating herself I can really see the future looking bright for her". (Jake Bailey, The Social Festival/The Big Day Out).
In June 2017, I played a set at The Bedford in Balham. A fantastic and very intimate venue in London. A very warm and welcoming crowd and some great musicians just doing what they do.
In early June 2017, I performed at The Woodlands Festival in Kent. A wonderful event with so much attention to detail. They have already booked me for next year, which is great as it was a well organised, fun and well thought out festival.
In May 2017, I was trilled to be announced as a Laurel Canyon Music 'Recommended Artist'. This meant a lot to me as they have some amazing artists on their site.
"Although still a teenager, Katie's vocals are haunting and distinctive. Her songwriting is based on her personal experiences, which resonate strongly with her peers. We really like Katie's vocals and they remind us of Jasmine Thompson".
Shorty after returning from Dubai, I was invited by City Showcase to perform at their event on the London Embankment. This took place in July 2016. This was a relaxed outdoor event which was my first live performance in the UK.
Whilst living in Dubai I was lucky enough to be invited to sing at The Global Gift Gala 2013. This prestigious event was hosted by Eva Longoria and Ricky Martn. Aged 13, this was one of my first live performances in front of such a large crowd. I sang Skinny Love by Birdy - to this day, still one of my favourite songs. It was a star-studded event for over 1000 people and 50Cent was also in attendance amongst others.
Earlier in 2013 I sang live on MBC - a day time TV channel in Dubai. It was organised through the school and I was first up! Loved it and as soon as it was over I wanted to do it again!!
A very early public performance was for The Help For Heroes Charity. I opened their annaul fundraiser at The British Embassy, performing to over 1,000 people. I sang 'Hero' by Mariah Carey. I was only 13 at the time. I had no voice when I woke up on the morning of the event. Honey, lemon, bee-pollen and lots of water was the days' diet; the show must always go on!