Hey! I'm Kate. I'm 23 from Liverpool, via a little town called Leyland.
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
I've been singing for as long as I can remember, and now I'm lucky enough to do it professionally alongside my career as a theatre and entertainment manager. I started my training at UCLAN, but, to be honest, it was rubbish, so I upped my game and got into the The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney. It's one of the toughest performing arts institutions to get into that there is. Result!
Acoustic Singer for weddings, restaurants and pub gigs
Throughout my degree I gigged regularly as an acoustic singer: lots of lovely weddings, classy corporate do's, restaurant residencies, and pub gigs too. I was a member of a folky girl band for a while, as well as singing with soul band 110thStreet, and have performed in musical theatre for around 10 years... since I was in high school in fact.
Acoustic singer in Spain
Most of my acoustic gigs are in the North West - Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire etc - but I'm available as an acoustic singer throughout the UK and parts of Europe. I especially love getting out to Spain, believe it or not! The Costas and islands are my favourite place to sing!
Things I Like
When I'm not singing, I like baking, theatre (especially musicals), Disney, bright colours, laughing a lot (there's an embarrassing 3 minute long laughing fit video somewhere on the net to prove it!), chocolate, posh nosh and Disaronno with cranberry juice. Jensen Ackles makes the list too.
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Acoustics By Kate
Lounge Music Duo
I set up Acoustics By Kate after working in a lounge music duo 2Close Acoustic Duo for a few years and following conversations with fellow musicians, customers and venues, who all thought I should look into a less formal act to contrast the duo (and probably to match my personality too!).
Classic and Modern Live Lounge Chart Hits
I'm available accompanied on piano by my hugely talented (and gorgeous boyfriend) session-musician Craig Smith, and on guitar too; it wouldn't be 'acoustics' with backing tracks after all! There's the option of an additional percussionist too, and, if you really want one, a full band. I perform loads of top chart hits both modern and classic delivered in a chilled out, fun manner. Think super-cool unique versions of great tracks like Radio 1 Live Lounge, just without Ferne Cotton. Oh, and no radio... otherwise you wouldn't need me!
Lancashire Acoustic Wedding Singer
I love singing my acoustic covers at wedding receptions and wedding ceremonies. I am available to perform at all Lancashire wedding venues, such as:
- Preston: Preston Guild Hall, Preston Marriot Hotel, Bartle Hall, Haighton Manor, Beeston Manor, Barton Grange Hotel
- Samlesbury: Samlesbury Hotel, Samlesbury Hall, Stanley House Hotel
- Leyland: Farington Lodge, Leyland Hotel
- Wrea Green: The Villa
- Fylde: Singleton Lodge, Glendower Hotel
- Lytham: Clifton Arms Hotel, The Grand Hotel
- Garstang: The Crofters Hotel, Garstang Country Hotel
- Southport: Meols Hall, Rufford Old Hall, West Tower
- Ribble Valley: James Places, Mitton Hall, Eaves Hall, Shireburn Arms, Falcon Manor, Mytton Fold, Ferrari's Country House, Gibbon Bridge, Inn at Whitewell, Brownsholme Hall and Tithebarn, Coniston Hotel
I am available as an entertainer for hotels and pubs too and have enjoyed playing at many over the last few years. Highlights have included a busy Spring Bank gig at Boars Head, Hoghton; a packed out Rose of Farington; a residency at the Staggs Head, Goosnargh; and Christmas at Samlesbury Hall.