Katie Ekin
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Katie Ekin

Santa Cruz, California, United States | SELF

Santa Cruz, California, United States | SELF
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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November 28, 2012, Los Angeles/New York –KALM Talent Group continues to build its impressive client roster with some of today’s most talented up and coming singer/songwriters that are ready to take their careers to the next level. Enter award-winning pop-folk-indie singer/songwriter Katie Ekin.

“Katie Ekin is a naturally gifted singer/songwriter who will undoubtedly leave a significant mark on the music industry,” said KALM Talent Group Founder Kerry Kessel who, although just signed Katie this week, already has big plans for her including recording her debut full length professionally produced album of original songs. “Katie’s singular style, quality composing and raw organic, no-nonsense music is a perfect fit with our agency and I am both honored and excited to welcome her into the KALM Talent Group family.”

“Katie is the proverbial “full package” and then some,” continued Kessel. “She has so much to share not only with a worldwide audience but with the industry as a whole. KALM Talent Group is so ready to move full speed ahead with this remarkable and accomplished young artist.”

Unique, multi-talented and committed to her craft, this popular young artist with a beautiful voice likened to “butter,” calls songwriting, not just her passion, but her lifestyle.

Recognized for her mature songwriting style and ability to transform her personal life experiences into powerful award-winning songs for everyone to share, Katie has already written more than 200 original songs.

Her signature talent has already led to many accomplishments that number far beyond her 21 years of age. Most recently, Katie won Best Song and Best Performance at the prestigious West Coast Songwriters Hollywood competitions, bringing her total of songwriting honors to ten.

So does Katie, who aspires to enjoy an accomplished career a la one of her favorite current artists Taylor Swift, prefer to write or perform?

“It’s equal,” said Katie with an innate artistic reasoning that is as poetic as her songs. “I love writing because I never really know how I feel until I write the song. It is very personal, revealing and exciting. Then, when I perform the song, it’s even more emotional when I am able to connect with audiences and share the experience with them.”

Katie, who spends most of her days writing, composing and playing her guitar, counts the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Leslie Gore, Ricky Nelson and most importantly, her father Gary among her many musical influences.

A native of Santa Cruz, California, Katie was raised listening to her father play guitar and perform with his band. And as Katie grew, so did her love for music – and ultimately her abounding talent.

Katie Ekin’s original holiday themed song “Underneath The Christmas Tree” now featured on the KALM Talent Group website! - Lauren Lewis (KALM talent)

"Katie Ekin WCS monthly contest winner"

October 2010 starts another grand season of songwriting competitions with a fabulous performance by Kate Ekin.

Congrats Kate! - WCS


Katie Ekin-Ep (Released December 2010)
Caught Up In You-Single (Released December 2012)



At just 21 years old Katie Ekin has won 10 songwriting awards, including Best Song and Best Performance at the WCS Hollywood competitions. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, California Katie grew up listening and watching her father perform in a band. She’s always had a heart for music, but in her younger years she was too shy to show her talent.

That soon changed when she picked up the guitar at fifteen and wrote her first song. It began a pattern, which has led her to have written nearly 200 songs. “I get asked a lot about how many songs I’ve written, and it always surprises me to see peoples reactions to my response. Songwriting is such a daily routine for me, I never think about it being foreign to other people. I could spend the whole day in my music room playing around with melodies and chords.”

Her songwriting style is mature beyond her years, using her own experiences to pull from. “Songwriting isn’t just my passion, it’s my lifestyle. Growing up in Santa Cruz you hear a lot of surfers say that, but I really feel its true with myself and music. My days revolve around a melody and my guitar knows more than any one person. It’s my diary.”

Katie’s sound is definitely her own. It fits into the pop-folk-indie category, but when you hear her songs, you know they are hers. It’s that magic sound. With her powerful songwriting, captivating performances, ambition and award winning songs, you are sure to see much more come from this young singer-songwriter.

“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine”-Elvis Presley

"Her voice is naturally melodious as a songbird"-Santa Cruz Goodtimes

"She sings like a bird, doesnt she?"- Benjamin Winter

"Her voice is butter"- Starr Saunders