Half Way There – Literally!


To celebrate being passed the half way point for my Kickstarter campaign, heres a preview of one of the songs!

Half Way There (fitting don’t you think) appears twice on the EP.  First as a full bodied country song and then again stripped back to a piano and voice track, the way it was originally written.   This preview is of the piano version, I hope you enjoy!



You can still help my Kickstarter campaign by pledging here:

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Thanks for all the support and thanks for reading!


Katie Ellen x

Could this be my most country song yet…

Hey everyone!

Today I made a live performance video for my newest song ‘Cowboys & Liquor’! I think it’s my most country style song to date, what do you think?

I played it on electric guitar, I don’t pick it up that often but I felt it suited the song and the guitar itself is very pretty don’t you think!?



Let me know your thoughts on the song in the comments below and don’t forget, you can support my upcoming EP and pre order it by pledging to my Kickstarter campaign!

Click here to read more out the campaign!

Thanks for reading/watching!

Katie Ellen x

Where I am and where I want to be…

Hey Everyone!

     I’ve been a bit quiet again so apologies but I wanted to update you…

     I’ve hit a bit of a lull of late and, although I don’t feel like I’m going backwards, I feel like I’m standing completely still.  Like nothing is happening.  Of course, this is mostly due to the lack of drive on my part but it’s also due to hitting a plateau on Kickstarter. I’m nearly at the half way point and I’ve been there for a while!  While part of me wants to really push it, the other part of me is afraid of failure so much that if I don’t push it, that will be my excuse! I’m not sure I’m making any sense right now! Does any one else fear failure as much as I do?  Failure is part of life and especially part of life as a musician but it’s still a hard thing to accept.  One of my favourite bands Little Big Town have a song called “Happy People” and theres a quote:





imagesThat’s what I’m trying to be, happy! So this song is my new life “theme song”!  I cant be afraid to fail, and be the artist and writer I want to be, in other words, I need to get over it!!  I only have 3 and a half weeks left to get my act together for the release and the Kickstarter campaign, I desperately want to hold a finished physical product in my hand! I feel like I’ve worked so hard for it, not only with performing and writing but on my confidence and self-belief!  If anyone has any words of wisdom on this subject, comment below! I’d love to hear how everybody else copes with these issues, I can’t be the only one who feels this way!


I’m taking a few days out of the week to do a bit of writing and planning and hopefully a video of a new song to come too so don’t give up on me just yet!


Even writing this blog has helped me regain momentum.  Writing is always my release, no matter what the medium!  Also, this morning on my way to Liverpool (I’m looking after few summer school days) I re-istened to my EP all the way through to remind myself what I’m trying to achieve and I’m so proud of it all over again!



My Kickstarter campaign link is :

Kickstarter Campaign.

Again, thanks for reading! Sharing across social media is a massive help too, so if you have a second please consider sharing!

Katie Ellen x

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28 days left to pledge! 

I’m nearly at the half way point in my campaign and we’ve still got 28 days to make it happen! A huge thank you to those who have pledged so far, I’m looking forward to sending you the finished EP and writing out the lyrics for you! I best get practising my handwriting skills! If you’ve ever seen my songwriting notebook you’ll see my writing process makes for dodgy handwriting but I’ll put more effort in to yours, promise! If you can, give the project another share! Everything counts and I’m grateful for every bit of support! My next performance is 19th August at the Atkinson theatre, Southport, come along and listen to some of the songs from the EP!

Pledge here…


Katie Ellen x

Kickstarter Campaign.

Hi Everyone!


I’m starting a Kickstarter campaign for my EP! Not one to feel comfortable asking for help I thought I’d explain a little about what I need the money for.

Katie Ellen

So, this whole process has been entirely self funded so far and thats exactly how I wanted to do it but I have come to the stage where I just can’t find the amount of money to have physical copies of the EP made.  It is the absolute final hurdle in this long, and yes sometimes very difficult process and I want to hold a copy in my hands and I want you all to be able to do the same!  It means so much that people have shown interest in my music!  The amount I’m trying to raise is £350 which is the minimum order for CD’s and cover printing and it will get me 300 CD’s.  Please, if you have any questions, get in touch! I want people to be as involved in the whole process as possible, isn’t that what music is all about anyway!?

This is important! Kickstarter is all or nothing, so if I don’t reach my goal of £350, I get £000! So anything and EVERYTHING counts!

The link to contribute…




Please share and spread the word as much as possible! Thank you!


Katie Ellen x

Track List Reveal

Hey everyone!

I’m excited to reveal the track list for the EP due for release on 1st September! Picking just FOUR songs out of over 10 years of writing was a nightmare to say the least! However, I’m really, really happy with the tracks and I love the over all feel of the EP! 

Here it is…

So here’s a little about each track…
1. Can’t We Just Be Friends

This track is the one that started everything back in February. After booking a session to record a song just for my own self confidence, to see how it would sound. The song itself was written back in 2007 and I still enjoy playing it, even after 10 years!

2. One Reason

One Reason was written in January after going through a difficult time in my professional life. It’s about that ‘One Reason’ that sometimes pushes you over the edge. This song was featured on BBC Introducing on 17th June 2017, a big surprise at the time! 

3. Half Way There

I wrote this song about 3 years ago after a night out and watching 2 people at the bar (not in a creepy way!).  It’s really interesting to see how a few glasses of wine, you can literally see all inhibitions float away! I decided on this song purely because it’s one of my favourites that I’ve ever written. I love playing it on the piano and it’s my go to song when I sit down to practise! When I sing it, I imagine I’m in a smokey bar with my favourite whisky on the rocks. 

4. Your Song (Out Of My Head) 

This song is brand new, only a few weeks old. Again, written on the piano, I wrote this song about being in Nashville in June. Nashville is a place that gets in to your blood and, on my second visit, in June I fulfilled a life long dream to play a set of my own songs.  I just can’t get the place, the people and the music out of my head! The version on the EP is amazingly produced and I particularly like the harmonies although, I instantly regretted the high key I wrote it in haha! 

5. Half Way There (Piano Version)

This track is a bonus track! Although I loved the country arrangement of the song, I wanted a stripped back version and when I heard it with just the piano, I wanted to share that one too! 

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little bit more about my music and where it comes from! I will be performing these songs and more at my Up coming gigs! 

Make sure you check out http://www.facebook.com/katieellensinger for the latest on where to catch me live next! More gigs being added all the time! 

Thanks for reading!

Katie Ellen x

EP Release!

Exciting news! Yesterday I recorded the final song for my EP which means I can announce the name! DRUM ROLL PLEASE!


Katie Ellen

I am super excited for the release which is scheduled for 1st September!  It’s a weird feeling having been on a journey through my songs since February and now its done! There is a lot of planning to do and (hopefully) a release party! I just can’t wait for you all to hear it!

Katie Ellen x