Kent singer-songwriter Katie Bradley came into the spotlight with her 2012 i-tunes Blues hit ‘I hear the river’ which received a nomination for Best original song in the British Blues Awards, which came from her debut album ‘She’s Ready’. Katie continues to ascend celebrating a highly acclaimed career supporting and collaborating with artists across the world formerly Luther Allison, Suzanne Vega and most recently Rhythm and Blues greats: Lucky Peterson, Taildragger, Georgie Fame, Geno Washington to mention a few.
Katie has just completed a 22 date UK Tour with US Blues Guitar ace Kirk Fletcher (Fabulous Thunderbirds, Charlie Musselwhite. Jo Bonamassa Muddy Wolf Band and more..)
“Katie Bradley is an amazing singer, a top notch performer & harmonica player,
Katie has a real love for the blues.”
– Kirk Fletcher
Katie tours the world with the best musicians and has a busy schedule writing, recording and playing festivals worldwide is Katie’s speciality. Katie’s stage presence, talent and luminosity wins her new followers wherever she plays. Katie extends her musicality, rhythm and love for rich melody in the Blues by playing Blues harp. Katie has been complimented by Paul Jones for her intuitive playing, and it often sets her apart from most other performers as she adds an extra dimension to her performance. In 2014 The world-famous harmonica maker Anthony Dannecker endorsed Katie Bradley with her own customised harps, uniquely hand crafted in response to her own playing style.
2014 has been an amazing year for Katie Bradley who is an artist gaining momentum in the world Blues spectrum. Katie’s love for many different styles of Blues reveals her to be a very exciting artist who can cover and write in a myriad of different Blues disciplines. Katie’s range can haunt you deep down into the spirit of the Delta Blues or raise your spirits when she leads a full band of many musicians.
Katie’s second album ‘Anchor Baby Sessions’ was released this October 2014, in time for her UK Tour with Kirk Fletcher. It has received glowing reviews for the original material that was written by Katie, and composed and arranged by guitarist Dudley Ross. The album has been well received by the Blues world. The introduction to the new album started with ‘Long way from home’ being featured on the covermount CD for The Blues Magazine in September. ‘Anchor baby sessions’ also shot to No.1 in the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association Chart for two months consecutively for September & October showing it to be the most played album accross 30 + stations nationwide.
“Katie Bradley has become a must-see artist on the British Blues Scene” –
Steve Yourglivch Blues Matters August 2014
“One of the brightest hopes for British Blues..
This is the year Katie becomes figurehead for the Blues scene” –
Ian Mc Hugh – Blues in Britain November 2014
Album available from http://www.katiebradleyblues.com