Piano Player/Singer/ Live Entertainment/Music (link hidden) cover many genres and styles: Smooth Jazz, Swing, R&B, Latin, Disco, Classical, Easy Listening, Rock-N-Roll, Pop, Today's Top 40. I have enormous amount of experience performing at different venues: high end fine dining restaurants and lounges, gaming bars and casinos, hotels and special events such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate events. Very skilled at reading the crowd and catering to every generation with special attention, kindness and smile. Creating the right atmosphere in the room has been always my specialty!!!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, Russian
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Personal liability Ins.
What to Expect
Very classy presentation, ability to adapt to the nature of the event accordingly, well-managed sound & volume, ability to work with the event planner and satisfy all the needs, such as: appropriate repertoire, interaction with the audience, requested volume, event duration, location and rate.
Born and raised in Siberia, Russia, Katya A Williams came to US as an exchange student at the age of 21. She became mesmerized and inspired by new culture, different lifestyle, people, places and more importantly – new sound.
Katya started playing classical piano when she was 7 and she immediately started composing. She wrote her first song when she was 11. Later she participated in childrens’ song-writing competitions and got recognized for her composer skills. She also entered several adult music contests where she played piano and sang her own songs in Russian and in English.
America changed her view on music and helped expanding her tastes. Besides Pop, she took interest in Smooth Jazz, Latin Jazz, Blues, Electronic Music, R&B and Hip-Hop, as she believes that “when your heart goes with the beat- it makes it easier going through life”. She is open to all genres, as she always says that music has no limitations.
Lights of Las Vegas brought a new light into Katya’s life when she became a lounge piano player and singer. Having learnt a great amount of popular tunes she became a successful live entertainer in Las Vegas lounges and hotels.
Katya always knew that change and fresh start could be an incredible inspiration for an artist. Moving to Hawaii brought so much joy into her world of creativity. She wrote, recorded and produced over 20 musical pieces all by herself in her home studio. She says composing and producing her own sound makes her feel free and limitless. Her original tunes are being heard and downloaded all over the world via social media and main music purchase websites.
She had an amazing run in Maui, entertaining thousands of tourists and locals in hotels, restaurants, bars, shopping centers and senior communities. She felt extremely accomplished knowing that she could make somebody smile by playing their favorite song. She created a warm and cozy atmosphere just by being herself, always life loving and positive, making everyone feel welcome and loved.
Although it wasn't the end of her journey. Her heart and soul led her to the Pacific Northwest, where she is hoping to gain lots of inspiration, being simply mesmerized by picturesque lakes, rivers, mountains, endless greenery, the sound of drizzling rain and the smell of pine forest.
But her biggest inspiration on creating music has always been love and believing in love. "Love makes people humble, weak, happy, sometimes sad and heartbroken, or excited and thrilled, but sometimes very scared". Every song she writes or performs delivers true feelings and emotions.
"Being able to love and being loved definitely inspires me to live life with greatest joy and happiness, and to create music that can inspire others."
Additional Booking Notes
I possess all necessary equipment depending on the size of the event, including lighting, music instruments, sound board, speakers and microphones. I may provide additional microphones for the event hosts if needed.
Influences & Inspiration
Particularly influenced by the music of Sade, Dave Coz, George Benson, Diana Krall, Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Damian Marley, Bobby Caldwell, Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Mendez, Lisa Ono, Journey, Foreigner, Adele, Elton John, Billy Joel, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Louis Armstrong, Stevie Wonder.