Kate & The Band
There are so many reasons why a band is so essential to special events nowadays. Proven to be a crowd pleaser, Kate & The Band would be a great choice. Formed by Kate – lead singer and violin – they aim to knock your socks off by bringing you the best timeless party hits, all with contemporary style! They are the perfect balance between old and new with tunes for everyone. Besides the fact that this group can hold wedding, corporate events and private parties they bring to the table more than you can think. All members of the group have professional musical training and have been performing since their early years. Individually and together they’ve been collaborating with various musicians and playing genres like pop, rock, jazz, classical. Kate, the group’s driving force gives the band an elegant, fresh and dynamic vibe by incorporating her dearest instrument, the violin.
Kate’s Acoustic – Vocal, Violin, and Piano Duo
Kate & The Band can be stripped down to an acoustic formula. They offer a relaxing selection of covers perfect as background music at any event. They are experienced playing in classy hotels and restaurants as well as in local pubs.
Kate, early years
Aged just 6, Kate kicked off her musical journey with classical violin lessons. At 10 she started to play piano as well, and also had vocal training in school. In high school she became very interested in all kinds of genres, and her violin skills got better with influences from classical, folk, pop, rock and jazz. Before studying at the Târgu-Mures University of Arts, she joined a classical orchestra in Vienna and improved her technique for a year. Starting university studies, she collaborated with different theatre directors from Hungary and Romania. Her improvisation skills proved essential in Heinrich von Kleis’ tragicomedy “Amphitryion” – directed by Hargitai Ivan. Following Amphitryon’s success she was noticed by her hometown fellow – director Liviu Pancu that led to another great collaboration in a remarkable production of “The history of religions” ( “Istoria religiilor” ) by Mircea Eliade.
Beside the gathered experience as a violin player, all this time Kate has always been influenced by great singers. Collaborating with music producer Kovacs Norbert she successfully released a few original songs in Hungarian; consequently they were broadcasted by local radios in heavy rotation.