Now booking for the holidays! I have a number of Christmas tunes on my setlist as well as a wide variety of music from nearly every decade. It's my voice and my guitar. I mix old school and current songs. There's something for everyone, I promise! I have many, many songs that will blend into the background and allow your guests to relax and have a conversation without shouting. I also love to get requests from the crowd and people enjoy such singalong songs as Sweet Caroline, Friends in Low Places, American Pie and more!
Katie is an accomplished singer and we thoroughly enjoyed her performance. She is professional and comes fully prepared for any occasion. We recommend her and will have her back to sing again.
Response from Katie Pritchard:
Thanks Robin! It was so much fun to provide some tunes for your party. I enjoyed meeting everyone!
Katie was wonderful. She has a large variety of songs and has a beautiful voice.
Response from Katie Pritchard:
Thank you for inviting me to participate in Tony’s birthday party, Irene. Your family and friends were so much fun!
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
Once we agree and book the gig, I'll contact you and introduce myself officially. Then we can discuss logistics. Usually I like to arrive 1 hour before the scheduled time to set up and get acclimated. I really only need a electrical outlet. I bring the rest, although some shade would be appreciated if it's outdoors and warm weather. I'm happy to just play whatever songs people typically enjoy or I can take requests by handing out song sheets where people can choose from a wide range of songs I already know.
Welcome and thanks for stopping by. I'm a singer who also plays the guitar in various places around Greater Cincinnati. Sometimes I provide background music at restaurants and private parties. Sometimes people want to engage and sing along. I will follow your lead or read your crowd and match the energy.
I also do many weddings a year. Typically I do vocals/guitar for ceremonies but I've been known to sing first dance songs, too. If you are looking for a musician or if you are a long-time fan, I hope you find a few minutes of entertainment on this site. Please contact me if you have questions!
Here's a bit of history...
Prelude vocals as well as various songs during the wedding ceremony.
Experience performing first dance songs, accompanying myself on guitar.
Able to provide music during cocktail hours.
Perform songs from low-key to crowd-rousing, accompanying myself on guitar. Some places I've performed over the years:
Monkey Bar & Grill
Basil's on Market
Loveland Farmers' Market
Lake Isabella Friday Night Grill Outs
Baum Pottery Open House
Empty Bowls Benefit
Milton's Prospect Hill Tavern
Fusion Martini Bar
The Blind Lemon
Potbelly Sandwich Works
CINCINNATI REDS NATIONAL ANTHEM VOCALIST
Two-time performer of the National Anthem at a Cincinnati Reds baseball game.
I come from a musical family so I have genetics to thank for my talents. I've been playing guitar since I was 12, when I began six years of lessons that taught me the basics. In 1989, I performed my first wedding and who knows how many I've done since. I still love doing weddings ... especially after my own wedding in 2007.
In the spring of 2000, I began taking voice lessons at CCM (College Conservatory of Music) at University of Cincinnati. I took enough lessons to improve my range and vocal abilities.
I used to make tapes for people as presents when I was in college and had no money. A few years back, a friend said to me, "Katie, my tape is wearing out. Can I have a new one?" I told her I'd do one better and proceeded to record my first CD of cover songs. In the following year, that CD made its way from Ohio to Portland to Australia and elsewhere. In the spring of 2002, people started getting itchy for another CD so I went into the studio and recorded another CD for friends, family and beyond. I have since recorded a Christmas album.
My songwriting path began in 2003. I've heard that something good or something bad has to happen to write your first song. During a trying time, I wrote my first original song, "Time for Goodbye". Since then, I've written more songs, most of them with a happier theme, that are fun to play at live shows.
Eventually I released a CD of all original songs. I have always loved playing other people's songs but these are close to me because they came from my heart.
I've been playing guitar and singing at various clubs in Cincinnati for 13+ years and singing for weddings for 25 years. Like many people, the reason I do this becomes crystal clear when I play for a live crowd. To watch people's reactions and see them sing along is worth all of the sound checks, lugging gear and money spent on equipment.
I continue to perform at weddings and also in various locations around town.
Just a sample of the songs I cover:
A Thousand Years
Ring of Fire
Time of Your Life
Midnight Train to Georgia
When You Say Nothing At All
Son of a Preacher Man
House at Pooh Corner
I Fall to Pieces
Carolina in My Mind
Yellow Brick Road
A Thousand Years
In Your Eyes
I Will Survive
Let It Be
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Influences & Inspiration
Some of the acts I love whose cover songs I do: James Taylor, Indigo Girls, John Denver, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jimmy Buffett, Sheryl Crow
All I need is electric and I'm ready to go!