Katie Leigh

Katie Leigh

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Katie Leigh is an artist who believes in the power of honest expression. In simple lyrics she is able to ask honest questions about life, love, and faith, only to reveal that she is very normal girl with strengths and weaknesses. It is clear that she is singing of her life's trials and tribulations.

Biography

Katie Leigh is an artist who believes in the power of honest expression. In simple lyrics she is able to ask honest questions about life, love, and faith, only to reveal that she is very normal girl with strengths and weaknesses. It is clear that she is singing of her life's trials and tribulations. Katie Leigh a true California girl, has traveled many roads and has been influenced by the steps she has taken along the way. Born into a family with a pattern of uprooting and seeking new things, Katie discovered a home wherever she had music.

Katie Leigh's music is a mix between folk and pop. Most of her influence comes from James Taylor, yet there is an undeniable mainstream edge. Other influences include Patti Griffin, Carol King, Allison Krauss, Jenny Lewis, and her father. She grew up in a family full of musicians and cannot imagine life without musical expression. Her childhood was full of family sing-a-longs and recitals, some more impromptu than others. (Katie was known for writing songs before she could spell her name). While Katie was encouraged to practice piano and saxophone, she felt they lacked the crucial ingredient for truly expressing who she was--- her voice. In 8th grade she instantly found a connection with the guitar. Her dad taught her three chords with which she wrote her first song. "It's amazing how much is possible with only three chords!" Katie states when referring to her childhood songs.

In high school she escaped difficult family conflicts by finding a way to voice her concerns, hopes, fears, and dreams through music. All it took was her Taylor, a journal, and a pen. To Katie music is something to which everyone can relate. "We don't think about it too often, but everyone has that one song that reminds them of a moment in time. Just the familiarity of a song can bring up old feelings, tastes, smells, everything! That's what's so amazing about music, and that's why I want to be a part of it," says Katie. Katie expresses herself in hopes of making a difference in the world one song at a time.

Lyrics

A Symbol to Remind

Written By: Katie Leigh

I finally found a place to rest now that I found you.
It feels like Im coming home.
And when youre near I feel the world disappear.
Hold me close, dont let go,
Dont let go.

I have wandered far too long to fill the void,
But now the restlessness is worth it cause of you.
And I have searched far too long for someone who
Would hold me and never let go,
Never let go.

CHORUS:
I have found the person I want to be with
In times of trial, times of happiness.
Ill be yours, youll be mine
With a symbol to remind us to never let go.

I can guarantee that life will get in the way
But not so much as to get in my way of you.
For richer for poorer, for better or worse,
It will be hard to endure,
But Ill never let go, Ill never let go
Ill never let go.

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I know at some point our love will be put to the test
But I know the vow we promised to keep will win.
cause I know that my life would never be the same
So Ill never let go, Ill never let go,
Ill never let go.

CHORUS

I finally found a place to rest now that I found you.
It feels like Im coming home.
And when youre near I feel the world disappear.
Hold me close, dont let go,
Dont let go.

Irresistable

Written By: Katie Leigh

Invincible is how I feel
When I am near you nothing can go wrong
And I’m powerless to these overwhelming sentiments
Cuz I used to think I was much too strong

CHORUS:
Irresistible
Is what you are
It’s in your touch
That reaches to my soul
And it’s a good idea for you and me to be
Cuz without you,
I’m certain I’m not me.

I get so weary
Of all I get myself into
But there’s no regret of getting into you
Cuz you’re nothing like I had imagined
So much more
Than I ever, ever dreamed

CHORUS

Times may change
But our love will always stay
Will always stay the same
And years may pass by,
But I still know that I
Will think you’re…

CHORUS

Without you I am nothing...

Who I Am

Written By: Katie Leigh

I’m a little bit foolish
I struggle all the time
I forget to turn the light on
And be on time

I’m a little bit crazy
I think most of us are
I keep my make-up on the counter
And the lid off the jar

CHORUS:
But hold my hand
Let me stand in front of you
Cuz I can’t see
With your beauty in front of me
Love me still, Say you will
Love me still
Hold my hand, but let me be
Who I am

I like to challenge
The traditions of time
I like to be surprised
And make up my own mind

I’m a little bit different
Than those before me
A little less perfect
Than you’d like me to be

CHORUS

Discography

Irresistable
Symbol to Remind
Who I am

Set List

SET LIST (ORIGINALS):
100MPH
At First Sight
Take a Look
Song for the Separated
You've Got a Friend
Peace on the Inside
Tied up In You
Insecurites
Never Let Me Go
Irresistible
Symbol to Remind
Who I am
Promise to Forgive
Country Song

COVERS:
You've Got a Friend (James Taylor)
Brand New Key (Melanie)
When You Say Nothing At All (Allison Krauss)
Landslides (Stevie Nicks)
Oh My Sweet Carolina (Ryan Adams)
Feels Like Home (Chantal Krusvik)
Boys Don't Cry (Plumb)
Para tu Amor (Juanes)
I Will Follow You Into The Dark (Death Cab for Cutie)