Katelyn Dawn

Katelyn Dawn


Katelyn's silky voice, emotional lyrics and catchy melodies will grab your attention and capture your heart. Her deep passion for creating music offers a unique blend of alternative pop that will make you laugh, cry and dance all at the same time. Pure beauty, pure class, pure music.


Katelyn's dream is to share her musical gift with the world. She has been gifted with an amazing ability to express her emotions and life's many experiences through music both passionately and honestly. Powerful melodies and thought provoking lyrics on her debut album "Open your Eyes" take you through a tour of human emotion resulting in a fresh unique sound.

She began writing & performing music at the age of 14 before she actually knew what chords she was playing. Katelyn's early influences are artists such as Jewel, Sheryl Crow, Chantal Kreviazuk, Sarah McLachlan and Michelle Branch to name a few. She started off with an acoustic guitar busking at Winnipeg's Forks Market and various local venues. Now accompanied by a full electric band, she brings a full rich sound that will bring down the house and get audiences jumping to their feet! Recent performances include the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Red River Ex, Pantages Playhouse Theatre, and the Hillfest Music Festival. Media appearances have included City TV's Big Breakfast Show, a ½ hour segment on "Made in Manitoba", a radio talk show and various interviews. Katelyn is a member of Socan, MARIA (Manitoba Audio Recording Industry Association) and SAC (Songwriters Association of Canada). At 16, she is a passionate, focused and determined musician whose desire is to have the world hear her music!

This energetic music gets in your head and will keep you rockin’ for hours on end. Every day more and more people are "Opening their Eyes" to Katelyn’s unique blend of alternative pop. Pure class, pure beauty, pure music!


Fairytale Love

Written By: Katelyn Sawatzky

When you’re smiling I feel my head spin
I feel the hunger underneath my skin
Would you give in, just let me in
And I’ll show you I’ll show you everything

I’m empty headed sometimes wrong
You got me loaded the day you came along
I’m ambitious and you know this
You’re candy coated, so delicious

Call my name I can barely contain
This sweet embrace but it’s not enough
I’m going insane, sick of this chase
The sweetest thing, just give me fairytale love

When you kiss me I’m going crazy
When you touch me I’m going hazy
So if you want me then don’t taunt me
Say you’ll be here ‘cuz it’s something real

Sometimes you let go when you should hold on
You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone
But if I had my way you wouldn’t leave today
You’d be the one who gives me anything


So you hold me again eh eh eh
Where should we begin oh oh oh
If I told you the truth eh eh eh
X 2
Would you get in the frame

Call my name I can barely contain
This sweet embrace, but it’s not enough

Chorus X 2


Katelyn's debut CD is set for release in early 2006. It was recorded at High North Records and produced by John Paul Peters.

Set List

My typical set is a 10 song set. I have close to 40 original songs that I perform. I have about 150 minutes of original material. I generally do 2 - 45 minute sets at a show. I also include a few covers. I prefer to do original material, but the audience always likes to hear a few cover tunes. The covers I do are stuff from Michelle Branch, Sixpence None the Richer, The Cranberries, Eric Clapton, and Mandy Moore.

List of Original Songs with Lyrics & Music written by Katelyn Dawn:

Can't Stand Another Day
Break it Shake it
Forever in Love
Love 'em and Leave 'em
Round and Round
Pictures of You
Golden Heart
Gone Away
The Time of Your Life
Angels Turn Away
Happy Being Alone
Something More
Last Words
You're Everywhere
All Said and Over
All For You
My Little World
Broken Heartaches
Wild About You
Glass Bottles
Light in the Tunnel
A Phone Call Away
Black Roses
Watcha Got
Once Again
When You Call