Kathleen "Katie" Brien better known as Katy B is a 21 year old British Singer-Songwriter who has an amazing voice and a degree in Popular Music at Goldsmiths University of London to back it up.
Before known as Katy B she went by the name Baby Katy featuring on tracks such as “Tell Me” by DJ NG feat. Mc Versatile and “As I” by Geeneus. She was just 16 years old at the time, finding her way into the underground music world of London.
Now all grown up, Katy B is doing some killer tracks with Magnetic Man, for example “Perfect Stranger” which I honestly can’t get enough of and also the mellower but equally good track, “Cross Over”. For me she really shows how her voice varies and not just a mono toned vocalist.
Katy has been criss-crossing over a wide variety of genres, taking on Dubstep, House, Drum & Bass and UK Funky. Her much anticipated album “On a Mission” was released in 2010 with so many different yet fresh styles of music coming through to make up an album that you could dance to or simply just relax and have a good listen. Tracks that got my attention are “Katy On a Mission” which was produced by the legendary Dubstep DJ Benga, “Lights On” featuring Miss Dynamite with that UK Funky feel and “Louder” a song that you just can’t help but get up and dance too.
Katy B definitely blew up last year with her own style, clever collaborations and showing off a new fresher breed of up and coming artists. So yes I am clearly a big fan of her work. Lets see what she has to offer us this year, hopefully she will be doing some more tracks with the likes of Benga, Skream and Artwork (Magnetic Man). All we can do is wait and see what happens but this Beauty is truly on a mission of note.