"Kate’s vocal talents are diverse and genuinely pure"
Award winning Calgarian Kate Stevens vocal talents are diverse with a mix of emotive folk & soulful pop with major influences from timeless voices such as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Carole King and Joni Mitchell. Her vocals combine uniquely with the sound of her chosen instruments, the ukulele, the piano and the guitar. She creates distinctive melodies and meaningful lyrics. Kate is a community builder, collaborator and supporter for youth musicians.
"Meant for Me" comes as a dual release. Both tracks feature Kate's expressive vocals and create imagery that will find the listener feeling emotions of a sweet romance or the heat of a sultry summer night. The A side features the full single, which was recorded and produced by Juno award-winning musician and producer Russell Broom at OCL studios in partnership with the 2018 Prophets of Music Emerging Artist Program.
The acoustic version of "Meant for Me" on the B-side, was recorded and produced in Toronto at the Coalition for Music Chapel with sound engineer Kevin Meikle while attending Canada's Music Incubator Artist Entrepreneur Program.This version is as pure as it gets, mesmerizing the listener with the raw and clean sound of the baritone ukulele and Kate's soulful engaging vocals.
New Single Meant for Me is available Now on Itunes for pre order.
Miss Stevens received a SOCAN Foundation for Young Canadian Songwriters Award (2018), as well as she is a double award recipient of the YYC Music Awards (2018) Female Artist of the Year &The Zackariah and the Prophets Memorial award. Her debut EP, Handmade Rumours was released in 2017 and Kate has additionally launched two new singles in 2018 - it’s real and Right Choice.
She recently returned from the 2019 Canadian Music Week(CMW) conference in Toronto where she performed at a CMW Showcase to a packed audience at The Painted Lady Ossington. She has supported David Beckingham on the Gateway stage, Joe Nolan at the refurbished King Eddy, NMC and opened for Daniel Romano kicking off the Calgary Big Winter Classic Festival. Stevens typically performs as a soloist, and more recently with bands such as Sweet Barry Wine. Look for Kate this September on a new television series called “The Moment” which highlights Alberta musicians. Enjoy interviews and her outstanding live performance.
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
She represents the Youth Musicians of Music Mile Alliance as a member of the Music Mile Board , a music networking organization focusing on the common goal of advocating for the importance of music in our communities & lives.
Collaborating 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.
The Moment, May 20, 2019 ,Union Hall, Edmonton
Funk May Up, May 19, 2019, The Palace Theatre, Calgary
Canadian Music Week, May 11, 2019, 9pm at The Painted Lady, Toronto,Ontario, https://cmw.net/music/shows/the-painted-lady-saturday-may-11th/
January 25, 2019 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 13, Private Performance at Willow Park Arts School
February 14, GALentine’s Fundraiser at koi
February 15, Wolves Den at Ranchmens club
February 23, SoundOff Summit. Broken City 1-5
February 24, Full Circle with Kate Stevens & Guests, CornerStone Music Cafe,1pm - 3pm,
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