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BIO

Regardless of the configuration of her band, the atmosphere of the room, the shoes on your feet, or the day of the week, Kat McLevey will be keeping things real with her catalogue of vulnerable, earnest, and honest songs. Exploring themes of chronic illness, long-distance love, and growing pains of adulthood, McLevey’s acoustic guitar and sweetly weaving melodies have garnered her many accolades to date.

With her debut 2015 release Evergrown as the stepping stone, McLevey was awarded two MusicNL Awards for Female Artist of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year, an East Coast Music Award nomination for Rising Star Recording of the Year, and a spot on the Newfoundland alternative arts newspaper The Overcast’s triple-juried shortlist for the Borealis Music Prize. McLevey has been featured on both national radio and television programs such as CBC Radio 2 Morning Show, The Strombo Show, Performance Hour, and Absolutely Maritimes.

A day after her sold-out hometown release show of Evergrown, McLevey moved to Boston, MA to pursue a degree in Professional Music with a concentration in Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music. Throughout this time, McLevey has kept quiet in regards to her solo performing and recording projects. Maintaining patience while amassing new musical skill sets has been both a challenge and a privilege, but as McLevey nears the end of her degree, a new project in well underway.

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