Katie is an award winning singer-songwriter with 9 years of performing experience. For the past few years she has been continuously playing gigs, weddings, and events up and down the west coast.
She has two self released EP's available on iTunes and Spotify, 10 songwriting and performing awards- including a top 40 place in the Grammy Gig of A Lifetime Contest, and has been featured in numerous national radio shows and articles for her music.
Katie is available to perform as an acoustic act and has personal and portable PA equipment to provide for both in/outdoor events. As well as 300+ original songs under her belt, she also a large repertoire of past and current cover songs.
Katie played guitar and sang for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. She played a combination of contemporary music and her own original work. She was super easy to work with, very professional, and has a huge amount of talent. We had a ton of guests come up to us and compliment her sound. She enthusiastically learned a few songs for us and helped make the day even more wonderful than I imagined.
Katie played at my daughter’s graduation dinner. Katie was the utmost in professionalism... responsive, pleasant, adaptable, totally self-directed during the event (which was much appreciated when so many others were approaching with questions re this, that, and the other). And that voice...beautiful!!! Katie’s song selection, volume, and impeccable performance were a perfect complement to the event! I recommend Katie without reservation.
Katie Ekin was great to work with! We were fortunate to have her sing the music genre that we liked. Katie was responsive, and personable. She worked really well with our DJ and venue coordinator. She truly made our wedding ceremony much more memorable and we would highly recommend her to anyone!
The Relay for Life Luminaria Ceremony is a time when we remember those who have lost their battle with cancer. Katie has been a part of this ceremony for at least three years, maybe longer. Her musical accompaniment during the Ceremony makes it a memorable event. She is professional, and chooses music that helps make the event beautiful. We are thrilled that she has committed to being a part of this event each year.
Could not have been happier with our choice to hire Katie to be our wedding singer. Although she has her own selection of beautiful original songs, she can make any song you choose her own and blow you out of the water. Love her sweet soultry sound, her professionalism and great positive attitude. Highly reccomended!
I recommend Katie Ekin! She is talented, professional, dependable and has such a sweet and kind personality! She is great for any event and venue
What to Expect
Whether you are looking for a full performance or background music, Katie can provide it. Easy-listening tunes that can adapt to many different ambiances.
Award winning singer/songwriter Katie Ekin has been breaking into the music scene with her blend of indie/folk/pop songs since the age of 17. Its been 2 1/2 years since her last release; but after living and creating music in LA, and moving back to her hometown of Santa Cruz, her newest EP “Little Moon” was released in July 2018.
The “Little Moon EP” is just a taste of what is yet to come from Katie. Its dreamy and atmospheric vibe showcase a new side of the songwriter that is beginning to gain the attention of music lovers everywhere. Katie’s songwriting has matured, but you can still count on the catchy melodies of the tracks off the Little Moon EP to be playing in your head after the first listen.
Additional Booking Notes
Personal sound equipment is available by performer.
Past Booked Events
|October 28, 2016 • 2:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 25, 2016 • 3:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 05, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 12, 2015||Holiday Party (Other)|
|October 16, 2015||Wedding Reception|
Over 300 originals and 100+ cover songs available.
Influences & Inspiration
The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, The Beatles, Lesley Gore, Ella Fitzgerald, Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, Norah Jones