KATYA
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Webpage: http://www.katyamusic.com
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Description: Katya is Rock and Roll's Love Child! Endorsed by legendary Carruthers Guitars, she will rock you with her revolutionary and innovative guitar playing. Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction plays drums on her song JLY! Katya licensed out to MTV!
Biography: Katya is a first generation American-born Russian Freedom Rocker! Born on the same day as Janis Joplin, she is an amazing singer/song-writer/performer with a repertoire of over 300 songs. Katya has signed a distribution deal with Tower Records in the Philippines, and a tour is being scheduled. Her music video, Laying In My Bed (directed by Louis Falzarano) was licensed out to the opening sequence of the MTV show Damage Control. Katya was invited to play the world-famous Venice Boardwalk Carnevale Festival, where her performance drew comparisons to that of a female Jimi Hendrix. This and other great reviews reached Legendary John Carruthers of Carruthers Guitars in Venice, CA, who then provided her with a phenomenal endorsement deal of three custom-built guitars with her own custom logo. Invited again to play, this time Katya rocked the Inkslinker's Ball at Angel Stadium of Anahiem. Additional great endorsements were provided by TLK (Custom Cases) and Venice Amplifiers (Custom Amps and Mods). Out of 300 performers, Katya was chosen by Chris Douridas and Gemma Dempsey in Los Angeles for an internationally released compilation CD called 2623 Main Street. Her song Bitch and Moan was aired on KLOS, and her Laying In My Bed video was placed on Mike Galaxy's compilation DVD Can't Dance Ver 3, which was screened and distributed at the Sundance Film Festival. She had the wonderful opportunity to record with drummer Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction) on her song JLY. Connect with this amazing artist and experience her transforming and revolutionary music!

Katya’s music career started at the early age of 5, when her grandmother insisted on giving her classical piano and voice lessons. Nina Kent, who was born in Ossa, Russia was a trained classical pianist and singer. At age six, Katya’s interests expanded to the guitar which led her to be a songwriter. The keys to the golden kingdom were granted, and Katya's whole world became about music. Today she is an accomplished musician playing piano, keyboard, rhythm and lead guitar as well as being an incredible vocalist and a high-energy performer.

Press Release:
www.whisperinandhollerin.com Author Adam Harrington 'Katya' - Album: 'Promo EP' - Genre: 'Rock' - Release Date: '2006' Our Rating: 9 out of 10 stars Russian-born Katya strives for the throne of Rock Goddess on this three-track promo sampler, and I wouldn't be surprised if she's annointed a year from now. With guitars smoking and burning amps into volcanic ash, Katya creates her own heavy-metal thunder with a solid grip on melodic pop textures and bluesy fury. The opening cut, "Bitch & Moan," is an anthem for any struggling rock star. It may be misinterpreted a feminist diatribe, but it's actually a slamming statement of frustration delivered with crunchy, distorted riffs and a knockout lead vocal. What an exhilarating rocker it is. "Another rock star on TV/another notch against me," she spits bitterly, guitars blowing everything to smithereens. "JLY" is an instrumental featuring the hyperkinetic drum work of star guest Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction. Katya covers Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz," showing her magnificent range and own vocal punch.

www.the wigfitsallheads.com Author Karla Ash Katya seems to have a single goal: To rattle your speakers until they tumble to the rug, leaving fire stains in its path. There aren’t enough female rockers these days, and I’m not including the punk wanna-be’s in that category. Katya is no punk. Although her music is fairly aggressive, and “Bitch & Moan” has enough Fetchin’ Bones -styled femme rage to attract mohawks in the crowd, it is pure rock & roll. If Katya belonged to any period of Women In Rock, I’d compare her to Heart at their most punchy (“Barracuda”) and Janis Joplin, whose “Mercedes Benz” Katya covers here. Katya can shout like the best of them, but the ferocious guitar playing on display here jettisons indie amateur hour for a meaty, two-fisted attack.

Miriam More Carnevale! Venice Beach 2005 Co-Producer and Talent Coordinator CarnevaleMM@comcast.net -Dear Katya, Thank you so very much for your performance in our 4th Annual Costume Carnevale! Venice Beach 2005 the kickoff party for the Venice Centennial Celebrations. Our event was an enormous success, thanks to the participation of the wonderful talents that made it happen! Thanks again!


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