Kate has been playing guitar and song writing since the age of 7. Now at 21, having been involved with several bands in the Northwest of England and Mid Wales, she performs her own material as a solo artist. Often accompanied by dulcimer, cello, mandola and Didgeridoo, Kate's sound is distinguished by her heartfelt and introspective vocals and her rhythmic and percussive guitar technique. Kate has been compared to Rickie Lee Jones, Natalie Merchant, and Joni Mitchell, and has been heavily influenced by the song writing of Tom Waits & Bob Dylan. In July 2007 she recorded her debut solo EP with Nigel Stonier at the Loft Studios in Liverpool, feauturing tracks 'Awen's Song', The Lament of the Sailor's Wife', 'Fire', Joni's Emancipation' and 'Beautiful Day'. Kate has enjoyed exposure and regular airplay on BBC Radio Wales from DJ's Alan Thompson and Amy Wadge, and has spent the last 12 months gigging across wales and creating a local buzz performing with folk duo, Bluebird and Ember. Kate's music has also received support from singer/ songwriters Amy Wadge, Sandi Thom & Thea Gilmore, and has enjoyed great reviews from Folk and Roots magazine, MU magazine and Acoustic magazine. In October 2008 Kate played support for Folk Superstar Eliza Carthy at the first Words and Music Festival in Nantwich, Cheshire UK. Kate is currently in the process of writing a new full length album which will be recorded live as a public perfrmance, to be released independently, early next year. What they're saying... possesses a musical maturity beyond her years. An artist with an extremely bright future.' **Musician magazine- Journal of the MU** 'Kate's alternative folk songs demonstrate powerful vocals and impressive guitar rhythms' **Aberystwyth Acoustic Platform** 'Awen.Song...is a fantastic introduction to a singer/songwriter of fantastic promise; I await her next recording with high expectation' **Harry Rogers, Wild West Wales Creative Agency**.
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