Katy B Biography
Last updated: 06/01/2011 11:00:00 AM
Who is Katy B? What has the English songwriter done? Read our Katy B biography and learn everything we know about the girl who's taking over the airwaves.
Katy B (Katie Brien) is an English singer-songwriter and a graduate of the BRIT School in Croydon, London. She has also just completed a degree in Popular Music at Goldsmiths College, London.
Katy was born in South London and has been described as "a R&B, funky, house and garasge singer". As well as going under the name Katy B, Katie Brien has also performed under the name Baby Katy on DJ NG's song "Tell Me". The name 'Katy B' appears to be here to stay, however.
Katy was offered what she called "major record label deals" in 2009 and despite Katy's Facebook Profile listing her record label as 'unsigned', her first single was released via the Rinse label earlier this year, on 22 August 2010.
Katy B has worked with with Geeneus to cover the Kevin Saunderson produced the tracks "Good Life" and "As I". Geeneus works for Rinse FM which only received official recognition as a legitimate radio station in June 2010. It had previously been operating as a pirate radio station. Rinse FM presented Katy B's first single, Katy On A Mission, which was produced by Benga.
Katy also provides vocals on the track "Hold Me" for The Count and Sinden's debut album Mega Mega Mega. Katy can also be heard on Magnetic Man's track "Perfect Stranger".
Katy B performed at the London Jazz Festival in 2009 with Ms Dynamite and is collaborating with Ms Dynamite on her forthcoming album.
You can hear Katy regularly being interviewed on Radio 1 - it's fair to say that she's made it. You can next see her singing live K on Thursday, 30 September 2010 at Hoxton Hall Theatre in London.