Get To Know: Katie Elizabeth

Hey guys!

What pushes you to work on a passion of yours?
See, writing and taking photos is a passion of mine and now that it is shaping into a "career", I sometimes have to remind myself that being passionate about something is the only reason to turn something into a job.

I have to work really hard in order to "live my dream" and be a writer/photographer/media person.
And to be able to work really hard, I need to enjoy things.
So I guess, the thing that pushes me is the fact that I want to keep doing this for a long time.

Today a young lady from Scotland is here to introduce herself to you and talk about what pushed her into music even more.
So, dear HITS audience, please get to know Katie Elizabeth.

Who are you?
I'm a 19 year old singer/songwriter named Katie Thomson, but my music is under 'Katie Elizabeth'.
I'm from Kinross in Scotland, but I'm living in Perth at the moment. I also study Music at Perth University of Highlands and Island, which has pushed me a lot in terms of pursuing my music.
My main instrument is singing but I can play a little piano, guitar, bass and I've just started playing the violin again.

How would you describe your music?
My music (in my opinion) is Folk/Pop. It's very mellow, but I always like to put an instrumental build up towards the end of my songs.
I've worked a lot with flute players this year, which has given my music that 'folky feel'. Hopefully I'll work with a lot more instruments next year and get a big band going, in order to make my music different and exciting.

What does music mean to you?
Music has always been something I've always seen myself doing. (I always wanted to be Britney Spears.)
I always loved listening to other music and becoming really inspired to be doing the same thing. I'm always looking up unsigned artists and gaining ideas from what they have done.
Music has also been a massive confidence boost for me. When I performed in high school, I would almost be in tears at the thought of going on stage. Now I love it and gigs are my favourite thing to do, especially with the band.
There is no better feeling than coming off stage and getting such great feedback about your own music.

Your guilty pleasure song is?
I have loads of guilty pleasure songs. I guess as a music student, you are expected to like 'good quality music' and I do love all the great musicians out there that are my everyday music!
But I never say no to a sing along to Justin Bieber or Beyoncé.

What have you released so far?
So far, I've released a single named 'Take my Hand' which can be found on Bandcamp and Soundcloud. I have also released an EP named 'Short and Sweet' which can be found on iTunes, Spotify and Tidal.

What is coming up?
I've just finished my second year of University, so I'm looking forward to a Summer of booking and playing gigs. I was hoping to do another tour next year or even this year.
I'll also be starting to look for a big band to play for me and hopefully get another EP recorded next year.

Katie Elizabeth online: Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | Bandcamp | YouTube

Thank you for your visit! 

Credits // Text intro & questions: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image & answers: Katie Thomson

1 comment:

  1. she sounds amazing! (:

    xoxo, rae


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