Kate Davis picked up a violin at age five, a bass at age thirteen. She entered the Portland Youth Philharmonic before puberty, the Grammy Jazz Ensemble before adolescence. By the time she graduated high school, Kate won the Presidential Scholar in the ArtsAward and a full ride to the Manhattan School of Music. As a young adult, the virtuoso claimed enthusiastic endorsements from NPR, MTV, PBS and BBC as well as coveted invitations to the stage from Herbie Hancock, Ben Folds, Alison Krauss, Jeff Goldblum and the like. Most recently, she co-wrote Sharon Van Etten’s hit single Seventeen and contributed to the soundtrack for blockbuster Five Feet Apart. Yet, Kate Davis considers her debut indie rock album Trophy (released November 8, 2019 on Solitaire Recordings) her hardest-earned accolade to date.
Now 28 and audibly matured, Kate is prepared to properly share the artifacts from her late night craft, a full length reaction to ritual required of perfection, an outburst from the pedestal. Throughout twelve tumultuous tracks, she poetically reflects upon the intricacies of what it is to live, ruminating on topics too close to her heart —identity, self-worth, loss.
Following her sold-out solo show at The Islington, Kate returns in July with the full band! Tickets on sale Friday at 10am.
Tickets £8.50 +bf
96-98 Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9JB