Kate Brady
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Kate Brady

Boulder, CO | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Boulder, CO
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Kate Brady Wins Guitar Center’s Singer-Songwriter 5 Competition"

Kate Brady is the winner of Guitar Center’s fifth annual singer-songwriter contest. On March 4, the Boulder, Colorado-native surpassed the other four finalists with performances of her two original songs, “August” and “Sailing Ships,” and was awarded the top prize by award-winning producer Ariel Rechtshaid.

“Thank you so much again to Guitar Center and everyone involved for making this possible,” Brady said. “I feel incredibly fortunate to have been selected by such a team of musical geniuses and with their help, I can’t wait to make my artistic goals a reality.”

Among the prizes awarded to Brady is the opportunity to record a four-song EP with Rechtshaid, who won a Grammy as the producer of Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City and has worked with artists such as Adele, Sky Ferreira and HAIM. In addition to studio time, Brady will receive a songwriting session with City and Colour, a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, $25,000, new gear, and a write up in American Songwriter.

The evening also featured performances by Singer-Songwriter 4 winner Lanita Smith and American Idol season 11 winner Jessica Sanchez, as well as a special performance by City and Colour.

Be on the look out for Brady’s performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! - American Songwriter

"‘Sailing Ships,’ Students’ Beautiful Graduation Song, Goes Viral"

With millions of high school seniors donning caps and gowns and saying teary farewells to the friends they love and the teachers who inspired them, a slew of touching viral videos from graduations across the country has swept the Internet. Among them, a beautiful original song written and performed by two high school seniors, titled “Sailing Ships,” made it to the front page of Reddit and racked up over 110,000 views on YouTube since it was posted on Friday. Graduating senior and talented vocalist Kate Brady, accompanied by Nissa Jane on cello, sings, “Sailing ships away, they drift apart like you and I. Please don’t ask me where I’m going, I couldn’t tell you if I tried.”

The impressive performance has inspired a slew of glowing comments. One YouTube user insisted, “This needs to be professionally recorded.” - Huffington Post


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Kate Brady is a Colorado bred, California transplant singer-songwriter. Last March, she was selected by two time Grammy Winner, Ariel Rechtshaid (Adele, Vampire Weekend), as the winner for Guitar Center Singer Songwriter 5. Some of the prizes include a 4 song EP with Rechtshaid, a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, gear from Guitar Center's top brands, and many other earnings. 

Kate grew up in the Rocky Mountains and her sound and lyrics reflect the area's natural aesthetics and call for quiet contemplation. She's been writing songs and poems since the early years of childhood and her primary intention is to create community with her music. With her band, she explores the ranges of emotions, energy levels and performance dynamics. 

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