Few artists have independently travelled so quickly, after releasing a self-released album, and Katie Bradley is increasingly gaining momentum and emerging as a Great British Blues Artist embarking on the forefront of The British and International Blues music scene.
Blessed with a truly expressive range, a powerful but delicate voice; Katie’s musicianship takes on another dynamic with highly sought after Blues harp playing. Katie Bradley’s music is a unique and contemporary take on the classic feel of Blues, Gospel and Soul; with a library of heart felt songs of rare emotion and integrity.
After releasing ‘She’s Ready’ independently in October 2012, an album which featured two original songs ‘I hear the river’ and ‘Be careful with my baby’. The reaction to the record has been amazing with a nomination by Blues on The Marsh for The British Blues Awards 2013 for her song ‘I hear the river’ co written with arranger Dudley Ross. Worldwide critical acclaim from the Blues world in International Blues Radio and Magazines with reviews and interviews in the Blues press. In June 2013 Katie received a phone call from Paul Jones ‘The Blues Band’ who directly requested a copy to play on his Premier Blues show on BBC Radio Two. The airplay resulted in a No.7 entry on the i-tunes Blues Charts shoulder to shoulder with Festival favourite Seasick Steve and Blues Master Son House. Katie was the only British name in the top 10.
The British Blues Awards were announced at the end of August 2013 and Katie made the final, with the public vote bringing her nomination runner up with Oli Brown to multi award winning Blues Giant Ian Siegal a huge achievement for a previously unknown independent.
Katie has spent most of career travelling, writing and collaborating with musicians across the globe earning her place as one of Britain’s most accomplished Blues Vocalists. In 2012 Katie teamed together with Guitarist and composer Dudley Ross and cut her début Blues Album with the pick of the Best Blues musicians available including: Dudley Ross – Guitar (Gary Moore, Imelda May), Paul Jobson – keys and vocals (Chaka Khan, Ben E king) Joe Sam (Cut the Funk, McCalla) and multi award winning Drummer Sam Kelly. Katie has earned further recognition with performances and support for International artists such as Hamish Stuart, Dana Gillespie and Suzanne Vega which displays Katie’s appeal and resonance.
Katie is currently ready to record her second album which is 100% original, great material with some fantastic guests from the U.S who already have demo’s. ‘She’s Ready’ was an awakening, and introduction. The Blues world is now ready for Katie with invitations from award winning musicians and Festival Bookings for this currently independent artist for 2014 & 2015.
Katie Bradley –
Facebook page: Katie sings the Blues
Katie’s debut Blues Album “She’s Ready” 2012
“Katie Bradley’s arrival on the music scene introduces us to a very fine singer and songwriter. Her gorgeous, original song, ‘I Hear the River’, is one of the songs of the year for me, I get goose bumps every time I play it!
It comes from her debut CD which features an excellent mix of original material and very good covers and is receiving a great deal of well-deserved praise and plenty of airplay.
Katie is definitely an artist whose star should be in the ascendancy and I look forward to a great and successful future for her.”
– Ashwyn Smyth – www.digitalblues.co.uk
Praise for “She’s Ready”
“Beautiful love song Katie. I am loving it. Tears running down the streets”
Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters eldest son)
“Katie’s style: Katie’s range is from explosive upbeat vocals to finely tuned down-home Blues. Every number is produced with respect to the lyric and the soul of the song. Katie takes you with her, her powerful yet delicate voice could never sing a song she has not interpreted fully as herself.
“Katie has a wonderful voice and very appealing stage manner, which generates a warm atmosphere in any venue”.
– Brendan Power – http://www.brendan-power.com
“Katie’s powerful vocal crosses the tracks from sweet gospel to down-home blues without ever sacrificing quality or emotional resonance. Katie and her band are perfect for any Saturday night or Sunday morning.”
– Tom Attah – http://www.tomattah.com
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