"Kate’s vocal talents are diverse and genuinely pure"
Fresh off her two YYC Music Award wins Kate Stevens is an emerging folk artist from Calgary Alberta with an eclectic mix of emotive 70s folk & soulful pop. Her sound can best be described as if Amy Winehouse and Carole King had a love child with sprinkles of influences from timeless voices such as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, and Joni Mitchell.
Stevens current single, “Right Choice” (June 2018) is a track produced by Josh Rob Gwilliam (Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Transit 22) recorded at OCL studios (Alberta). “it’s probably the catchiest song I’ve written,” says Stevens. “The upbeat Bee Gees-esque tune totally gives listeners something they can crank to 11 no matter where they are”. The single follows her debut EP, Handmade Rumours that was released Summer 2017.
Creating and spearheading the venture for the Youth Musicians of Music Mile Alliance (YOMOMMA), Stevens has focused on connection, mentorship and performance opportunities for other aspiring youth musicians (11-21). As the founder and artistic director of YOMOMMA, she collaborates with iconic Calgary music institutions such as the Blues Can, National Music Center, Gravity Espresso and Wine bar. “What started as an organization feels more like a community at this point, I’ve met other like-minded young musicians wanting to better their craft and who I can surely call my best friends,” explains Stevens
As the Alberta representative for the National Youth4Music Advisory Council, a nationwide music networking organization focusing on the common goal of advocating for the importance of music in our schools, communities & lives.
Currently recording new material with Juno award winning producers and instrumentalists, Stevens has a mature take on her ever growing musical style and technique.
Connecting with her audience every show she plays; Stevens is a vibrant, entertaining artist who is found performing around western Canada.
Tuesday May 1, 2018,Support for David Beckingham at The Gateway 8pm – 1 am, http://saitsa.com/event/david-beckingham/
May 26, 2018,East Town Get Down, 7pm, http://beatroute.ca/2018/05/16/east-town-get-venues/
June 7, 2018, Ride with Rouge Cancer care for Kids Fundraiser 6pm - 11pm, https://rougecalgary.com/
June 8, 2018, X92.9's Xposure Show 8pm - 2am,The Plaza Theatre, https://www.facebook.com/events/1476967109074727/
June 9, 2018, Jameson Upstart Songwriting Contest 2:30pm - 4:30pm,https://www.facebook.com/shipandanchorpub/
June 14, 2018, Hosting Youth Singer songwriter night at Gravity Cafe 7pm - 9:30pm
June 15, 2018, The Terrace at The Ranchmen's club 5-7pm, http://www.ranchmensclub.com
June 20, 2018, Voices from the Village Songwriter circle 5pm - 7pm, http://ironwoodstage.ca/
June 24, 2018, Sofar Calgary
June 30, 2018, private release party
July 5, 2018, Stampede BBQ private event 11am - 1:30pm
July 5, 2018,Stampede Gig at Vagabond Brewery & Restaurant, 5pm - midnight, http://vagabondcalgary.com
July 8, 2018, Show bands Live at McMahon Stadium, 3:30pm , O Canada
July 9, 2018, Calgary Stampede Talent Search, 6pm - 8pm, Boyce Theatre, Calgary Stampede
July 10, 2018,Show bands Live at McMahon Stadium, 6pm, O Canada
July 7, 9, 11, 14 2018, Stampede Gig at Vagabond Restaurant 9pm - midnight, http://vagabondcalgary.com
July 11, 2018,Windows on the West, Stampede,11:00 am
July 11, 2018 ,Smoking Hot BBQ fundraiser for Prophets of Music, 4:30pm,https://bellebbq.com
July 13, 2018, The Calgary Stampede - Stampede Talent Search Semi Finals, 6pm doors, Show at 6:30pm,Boyce Theatre
July 18, 2018, Social Sundowner, 634 McDougall Road, Calgary NE, Under the 4th Ave Flyover NE
July 19, 2018, Music at McDougall Centre kick off to Alberta Music Week
August 29, 2018 at 8pm,Supermarket, Toronto, Ontario, http://www.supermarketto.ca
September 21, 2018 7pm, Support for Joe Nolan - CryBaby Album release at The King Eddy, Calgary
September 22, 2018 @ noon, Kiwanis Apple Festival,https://www.kiwanisapplefestival.org/entertainmentShow Listings
October 5, 2018, 7pm - 1 am, support & BGV’s Jory Kinjo Band
Oct 14, 2018, 2-4pm, Springbank Big Band Jazz, Junction Stage & Bar
Oct 19, 2018, 7-9:30pm, Gravity Cafe
Oct 20, 2018, Host tour Music Mile YYC, Youth Crawl, One Big Jam noon - 4pm
Oct 20, 2018, Ship & Anchor 3:30pm
November 3, 2018, Lyric & Legends CPAF Gala Fundraiser at Hotel Arts, 6:30pm - 11:30pm
November 10, 2018 Canmore, Private Concert
November 11, 2018, Foothills Brass - Music of the 40’s, 2-4pm, Scarboro United Church
November 16, 2018 CBC Homestretch Live at the Calgary Public Library - 3pm -6pm
November 23, 2018, Performance with Sweet Barry Wine & the Thunder at Koi restaurant 9:30pm
November 25, 2018 Art on Ninth, 10am - noon
December 8, 2018 Private function with Mocking Shadows 8pm
December 9, 2018 , Springbank Big Band Jazz Christmas Brunch @Junction Stage & Bar
December 14, 2018 Broken City with Sweet Barry Wine and the Thunder 9pm
Dec. 20 HighKicks Christmas, Festival Hall.
December 31, 2018, Ironwood Stage New Years Eve Bonanza with The Mocking Shadows
January 25, 2018 RAW voices showcase Locos Lounge
January 24, Ironwood Performance (TBA)
January 27, 2018, Full Circle with Kate Stevens & Guests, CornerStone Music Cafe,1pm - 3pm,
February 10, TalentNation
February 14, GALentine’s Fundraiser at koi