Kat Tingey’s resounding lyrics and melodic tunes bring to its listeners a truth that is seldom heard today. Her music speaks of love, desire, passion, and life experiences. Her latest album, Stranger, was released in 2009 and displays her versatility and growth from “Something Samba” with its Mediterranean vibe to the hauntingly rock n’ roll edge of “Raise You Head”.
Kat’s natural talent emerged at an early age and she was quickly enrolled in piano, guitar and vocal lessons. As her passion for music developed, her desire to play her own songs grew as well. “I have always loved to sing songs that had loud, passionate, belting parts in them, but I was impatient when it came to learning the accompaniment to the songs. My solution was to write songs to fit the way I wanted to play and sing them.” So she began to compose her own music and lyrics. In college, Kat became a member of Gunther Yazoo, a rock pop group, where she developed as a stage performer. She was able to collaborate with other musician friends increasing her desire to pursue her own music and by 2001 recorded her first album, Innocence.
Kat finished her schooling in Logan, Utah. She studied Music/Guitar Performance under the direction of Michael Christiansen, the Director of Guitar Studies. “Mike encouraged me to play, but also let me go my own pace. He had confidence in me which helped me to have confidence in myself.” Under his direction, Kat improved in knowledge and skills. While at the university, Kat began playing at local restaurants and cafes and by 2003 her second album, Raining Autumn, was released.
In 2008, Kat started compiling music and lyrics to create her third album, Stranger, which was released the following year. On this album, Kat was able to work with artists such as Ryan Tilby, Aaron Ashton and Ryan Shupe who helped construct the sound she was looking for. The most popular song, “Undone” received over 50,000 hits within the first 4 months of its release and created such a sensation that Novel Novice website asked for an interview. Still, Kat only hopes to “touch or affect people’s lives and possibly inspire or make a difference with [her] music. I don’t really have a favorite song, it changes all the time. All of them have reasons for being written and they all mean something different to me.”
With her decision to create music, Kat is introducing to the world an honest and soulful look into the emotional world we all live in and experience. You can go to her website at www.kattingey.com to listen to her music, view pictures and videos, find unreleased tracks of her “works in progress” and read about her life experiences on her blog. Looking forward to the future, Kat’s music can only continue to progress and inspire.Visit Kat Tingey’s Website