Undeniably the pioneer vocalist that pushed Funky to the forefront of the underground raver's favourite genre. Born in Peckham, South East London, Some of her first audiences were school friends that were wowed by her musical abilities, vocal range and confidence. As she progressed her audiences changed and her collaboration with DJ NG on her hit track 'Tell Me' propelled Katy into the club scenes of London and the UK which eventually made the play list for commercial radio stations such as Kiss 100. However, 'Tell Me' was not her first hit and will not be her last. Collaborations with DJ Zinc, Geeneus, Ms Dynamite and Benga, also pioneers of the UK underground scene on Rinse FM, are sure to make her debut album a piece that will combine the artists soulful vocals, captivating lyrics and prowess with, most importantly for Katy,- Bass. Influences include Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott and Musiq to name but a few which is conveyed through her ability to capture an audience through her song-writing abilities. 'As I', a collaboration with DJ Geeneus being one of them and is often described as 'one for the girls'.
So what's in store for Katy's future? 'I just want to make good music and write songs' Katy says. But as a Brit School graduate, who knows? With her album set to drop later this year, there's no telling how far she could go...
Tracks by Katy B
- Katy B - Katy On A Mission (03:25) Video