How did I end up here?

Welcome to my first blog!

I thought I’d start by telling you my story, how I got here and where I want to go.

Well, I’ve been writing music since I was a teenager.  In fact, I only started writing because it was required for GCSE Music course, I had just started playing the guitar and I ended up with a song called “Never Stopped Loving You”… yes, teenage angst at it’s finest! I thought it was lost forever but thanks to iCloud, I’ve just listened to it, wow (ha!).  From that one song, I couldn’t stop!  The next song, recorded by the wonderfully supportive Nigel Paice (now presenting his own radio show, http://www.beatentrackradio.com << check it out!) and available to listen to here… https://soundcloud.com/katieellen/good-times-by-katie-ellen

From then, I continued writing and performing but it never felt like the right time to release any of my music properly!  I mean, to me, my writing is a form of therapy. Most of the time I write about real situations I have been in or I have witnessed.  It is so personal, soul baring, emotional!  So, for the past 5 years, I’ve been focused on teaching singing, an amazing job where I get to pass on my love of music and the voice.  At the end of 2016, I had made up my mind, it was time to release my music to the world!

I recorded “Can’t We Just Be Friends” with a fantastic producer in February and now, the hard part begins.  Getting people to listen, review, recommend etc.  I’m very lucky to have some very positive people in my life right now (Sara @lostinmuzic < check out her blogs!) who have picked me up when I felt I was in over my head.

So what are my plans for the future? My main focus now is on the release of my debut single “Can’t We Just Be Friends” on 1st May on iTunes, Spotify and many more platforms.  I’m also looking to start doing a few shows in the summer and releasing an E.P. once I’ve got a few more songs recorded and of course write MORE! This is one of the scariest, craziest things I’ve done in my life and I’m enjoying every minute! Even those minutes I feel like a deer in headlights!

If you want to keep up to date with my journey you can follow my on Twitter @katieellenmusic or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/katieellensinger or you can email me to say hi katieellenmusic@gmail.com. Theres also a preview of the single at the bottom of this blog! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Katie x

 

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