Katie Ferrara is a 27 year old singer/songwriter born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Making regular appearances at the 3rd Street Santa Monica Promenade, Melrose Trading Post, Downtown Burbank, and various farmer’s markets in Los Angeles, Katie has carved a name for herself in the streets of her hometown as a “busker” or street performer.
Becoming known in LA is only a small piece of the puzzle Katie has created for herself. Free spirited, ambitious, and self-reliant, she travels the world through music, writing about her experiences in song form. Katie actually began her music career while working as a Barista at Starbucks in London, England. She teamed up with local producer Jonathan Guillaumat, and released 2 EP’s: “When Love’s Not Around” (2011) and “Naturally” (2012)- both if which were recorded at Bark Studio (My Bloody Valentine, Birdy, The Coronettes), and State of the Ark Studios (Mumford and Son's, Pricilla Ahn, Emili Sande).
Very recently, Katie won a Street Performing Contest called “Feeling the Street” which was sponsored by TOYOTA. As one of 6 other performers selected to play in a Global Street Band made of performers from Spain, Belgium, Poland, Colombia, and America, Katie toured internationally across New Zealand and recorded with the band and musical director Jason Kerrison in Roundhead Studios (Crowded House, Wilco, KT Tunstall).
This year Katie has also has teamed up with singer/songwriter and producer, Patrick Joseph to co-produce her debut EP which will be released in the fall of 2015. Katie defines her sound as “Indie/Folk” blending the sounds of Pricilla Ahn, Norah Jones, and Feist into a smooth concoction of charming, yet sultry vocals centered around the acoustic guitar, piano and various folk instruments. Stay tuned for it’s release!