“Blown away” Jazz FM
“Heartfelt English Gospel” Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“We’d even compare it to the impact of Jeff Buckley.” Supajam
“Definitely a name to watch” Choice Magazine
Born and raised in a commune setting between Bristol, London and Arizona, to hippy music-loving parents, Indie Award nominee Katey Brooks’ unique sound and style epitomizes the culturally diverse environment in which she grew up. Best described as a voice “…to melt glaciers” (Venue Magazine), Brooks is like a female Hozier meets Sam Smith; with all the haunting intensity, and every bit of the soul.
She has played a notable list of shows including London 2012, Glastonbury Festival, WOMAD, BBC Introducing Stage headliners, several international Festivals, and supported the likes of Newton Faulkner and Mercury nominee Lou Rhodes.
Besides her own works, Brooks’s “John Martyn-esque” (Manchester Evening News) lamenting tones have earned her features on records featuring artists such as Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Paloma Faith and Cerys Matthews.
Brooks’s music has been featured on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6, with her latest I Fought Lovers EP’s haunting, ethereal sound being a great first taste of what’s to come off her album currently in the making. Having recently been added to the Starbucks playlist worldwide, and signed an endorsement deal with American guitar makers Alvarez, times have been good in the KB camp. Now under the wing of UK based label Abandon Music Group, and having just got back from her Australian tour, she’s is back in the studio making the new record, and this year looks set to be better than ever.