Emerging as one of the most prominent artists from the UK country music scene, BCMA nominee Katy Hurt has won accolades such as the UK Country Music Spotlight Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, Best EP of the Year and played major festivals such as Country 2 Country at the O2 Arena, Pilton Party on Glastonbury’s famed Pyramid Stage and the Isle of Wight festival. Katy spent time in Canada, which she considers her second home, writing and recording a host of songs including her latest single “Sounds Good In A Bar”, which went to Number 1 on the UK iTunes charts on the day of release. The track was produced by Juno Award-winning producer Murray Pulver (Doc Walker, The Bros. Landreth) and marks the first single from her debut album.
With nearly a million global streams, Hurt garnered the attention of Canadian-based music group, Johnson Talent Management (JTM) which recently led to the signing of a worldwide management deal.
Katy Hurt is one of those rare talents that can write and perform with equal impact. Her 2019 single Revved Up prompted Roland Monger, Music Blogger, to say “Hurt’s voice takes Dolly Parton’s twang and Beth Ditto’s soul, wraps it all up in a basket with a bow before setting fire to it and leaving it on your door step.”
Maverick magazine gave Unfinished Business, Katy Hurt’s self-released EP which produced the Top 20 hit singles “Revved Up” and “Unfinished Business”, a 5 star review, noting “incredible vocals, slick guitar work, excellent rhythm and – most importantly – superb songs” with “raw talent seeping through each track”.
According to Katy, recording the EP was a special and highly memorable experience. “There was thick snow on the ground when we travelled to Winnipeg. It was minus 30°C outside. We created a cosy atmosphere in the studio and locked ourselves inside for a week”. Murray [Juno Award-winning Producer Murray Pulver] shared our vision of how the band should sound and added his magic to create some songs we are really proud of”.
Steeped in country roots, but never one to simply yield to the traditional Nashville sound, Katy stretches the country music genre in exciting new directions, with haunting blues vocals and towering country rock guitars. Indeed, Katy toured earlier this year with Gangstagrass, the ground-breaking New York band who created the unlikely Bluegrass/Hip-Hop fusion.
2019 saw Katy Hurt perform in excess of 100 shows across two UK tours, as well as international dates in Canada, the US and the Caribbean. Support slots for Liam Gallagher and The Bellamy Brothers demonstrate her quality and versatility
We listened to her on Youtube and wanted to book her immediately – follow the link to see why you shouldn’t miss this gig…….
To hear her music click this link: https://youtu.be/EHo5bKrBy-I