Concert Window- Resceduled!

The concert window that I had scheduled for Sunday evening has, unfortunately, had to be cancelled due to a spell of tonsilitis! 

I love doing concert window gigs and not being able to sing really gets me down! I’m always singing from morning to night and it’s my “day job” as I’m a singing teacher, which I absolutely love! 

I’m sat in a walk in centre as I write this so hopefully will get some antibiotics and be on the road to recovery as soon as possible. I’ll post another performance date soon! 

Don’t forget that the EP is OUT NOW on iTunes, Spotify etc and you can get a CD for just £5 as a special offer for 2 weeks! 

Katie Ellen x

These Little Words: Available on CD!

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Yesterday marked the end of the Kickstarter campaign I started in order to raise funds for the printing of the EP on CD and I’m ecstatic to say that we did it! I exceeded my goal of £350 and raised £371!

Today I woke up extra early and sent off the art work and masters so (all being well!) I should be holding ‘These Little Words’ in my hands in a few weeks! I am so EXCITED! I was quite emotional sending the files off so just think of how I’ll react when the delivery arrives!

Massive thank you to those I have been talking to all morning when I couldn’t make my mind up on the images I wanted, you deserve a medal (a CD will have to do ha!).

 

It’s all happening and I still can’t believe the experiences I’ve had so far this year.  This is only the beginning for me though, I’m more determined than ever to get my music heard by as many people as possible…

Katie Ellen

Katie Ellen x

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Folk On The Dock 2017

Well, what a day I had yesterday at Folk On The Dock!  Probably my biggest performance with the biggest audience so far on this journey and I absolutely loved it!  When I started performing again after a hiatus of many years, my nerves always over shadowed any other emotions. But slowly and surely (I’m trying not to jinx myself) I’m falling in love with the performance side of things again, even when performing my own songs! I absolutely loved every second of yesterday’s performance and we drew a crowd who really seemed to get in to the style and feel of my material. 


After arriving at The Albert Dock, I received a programme and thought it was really cool to see my name in the programme. Of course I sent a picture of it to my Mum, who lives in Co Durham! 

All in all I played 7 song, which was the perfect timing of 25 mins exactly, my allotted time! 

1. Can’t We Just Be Friends

2. One Reason 

3. Love You Right 

4. Cowboy Song

5. He Wasn’t Looking At Me

6. (Your Song) Out Of My Head

7. Half Way There
My favorite song to sing was surprisingly, Cowboy Song as it’s pure country and fast! I felt really at home singing it which is not my usual preference, as some of you may know, I favour emotional ballad songs. 

Here’s a snippet from my instagram account (@katieellen_music)

Then there’s Love You Right, a song I wish I had written sooner so it could have been on the EP! I hadn’t given it much of a look in until the mega talented Alun Parry played it for me in rehearsal. He played it exactly how I heard it in my head, now I want to record it desperately! Maybe my next single, keep your eyes peeled! Here’s us playing it live yesterday…

I’ll be posting more clips throughout the next week on my Facebook and YouTube so keep updated and follow me on my social medias!

After, I had finished my set, I headed to the Gin Tin in the courtyard and enjoyed an amazing cocktail (even got a discount because the owner enjoyed my music, winner!) 


All in all, a day to remember and a step in the right direction for me as a performer as well as a songwriter! At the moment I feel like I’ve got a song to write so watch this space for new material! 

My Kickstarter is at 77% with less than £100 to raise so please consider pre ordering the EP here…

Pledge Here!
This time next week my EP will be available on iTunes, Spotify and most digital music marketplaces! 

If you want to know what to expect, check out this review…

http://www.klefnotes.com/music_reviews/katie_ellens_these_little_words/

So exciting! 

Thanks for reading! And thanks for the support so far!

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…

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/380967327/these-little-words-the-final-hurdle

 

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

 

Katie Ellen x