Jools Holland is famous for his great taste in music, and when he chooses an act to open for him at a live event, he picks the cream of the crop. A massive name in the circles that matter most, Katie Kittermaster has that all powerful spotlight later this year. This Kent based singer-songwriter is only seventeen years old! We can all imagine what a great road she is lucky enough to be walking on. Fans of Louisa Johnson will already know Katie from her support slots last year. This rising star is already making music to woo the nation from her own hand, with talent and capabilities launching this young super-trooper to where she deserves to be.
While consecutively studying for A-levels, running a music career, and remaining social as part of her community, it's a balancing act that the most proficient of jugglers would be proud of. While in Dubai, where Katie lived for three amazing years, she shared a stage with Ricky Martin, 50 Cent, and Eva Longoria. With all that show-biz magic in the air, it's no-wonder she picked up on the trail. After doing Big Day Out last year, this summer Katie is more concerned with recording new material and getting that fresh and respected talent onto something solid. Choosing to record in the USA, it makes sense that Katie is making use of some of the local festivals there that support rising stars.
Katie emailed me the other day with a copy of a brand new track called T-Shirt. I was instantly struck by how good it sounds. A beautifully composed acoustic guitar melody strums and picks out its tune, and Katie begins to sing within moments. Her voice carries an air of recognisability, separating hers out from the pack. Inflections on emotional tangents allow her to bring out a personality rich with heart and emotional clarity. With lyrics that touch on teenage love and infatuating evenings spent with those who make us feel great, we can all remember the feelings from those days. Those of us lucky enough to be there right now can be assured it's all worth-while in the end. Anthemic in nature and soft on the edges, T-Shirt has a great feel, a great voice behind it, and it gives me something to remember.
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