BIO

Since entering the vibrant music scene in her hometown of St. John’s in 2012, multi- instrumentalist and songwriter Kat McLevey has become one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most prestigious up-and-coming singer/ songwriters. She shows a depth well beyond her years, combining her strong sense of melody, articulate guitar playing and clever lyrical approach to create a style reminiscent of many, yet still all her own.

At 19 years of age, Kat has already garnered several impressive awards and reviews. Along with receiving a Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award three years in a row, Kat placed 2nd in the national RBC Emerging Artist Mentorship Prize, 2nd place in the Statoil MusicNL Newfound Talent Contest, 1st place in the Statoil MusicNL Christmas Songwriting Contest and received a scholarship to attend the world-renowned Berklee College of Music.

Kat teamed up with Canadian singer/ songwriter Ian Foster for the release of her debut EP, Drifter, released in May, 2014. This release landed Kat a prestigious opening slot at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, a feature interview and live performances on the nationally broadcasted “Absolutely Maritimes – HeavyWeather Special Volume 2,” a distinguished performance at The Feast of Cohen: Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Bash” and much more.

Now Kat has once again teamed up with producer Ian Foster for her much anticipated full-length release, Evergrown, to be released in August of 2015. 

 
...a thoughtful young writer with poise and self-awareness beyond her years.
— Vish Khana, Exclaim! Magazine
Kat McLevey is a genius. Her writing, musicianship, and all-around creativity has captured my admiration (and perhaps a bit of envy).
— Chris Kirby, Dipole Productions
I believe that Kat McLevey is the most promising, new musical talent in Newfoundland. Her level of skill as a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist is both intimidating and inspiring and forces people like myself to dig deeper and work harder at my craft.
— Andrew James O’Brien, Fortunate Ones
Drifter is an astonishing and accomplished piece of work. Listening close reveals stark, compelling truths from a pure, original voice.
— Ruth Lawrence, Blue Pinion Films