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Katy Vernon's Pre UK Tour Send-Off!
Join Katy Vernon and band to celebrate the kickoff to her first ever UK Tour. This London born singer songwriter is returning to her homeland for a two month tour. Although raised in London, Katy truly found her voice and her Americana/Folk/Rock sound here in Minneapolis. She returns to the UK next month to play ukulele festivals, pubs, clubs and more. Joining her full band for this special celebration is local favorite Chris Koza.
Album of the year (Country/Folk) L’Etoile Magazine
Top Ten Album of the year #6 Pioneer Press
Top Ten local song of the year #8 (PEARL) The Current 89.3
Top albums of the year Rift Magazine
Born and raised in London, UK, Katy now calls Minnesota home. She has written songs for as long as she can remember and is always happiest when she’s singing, even when dealing with some pretty tough challenges. Katy’s debut solo release was ‘Before I Forget’. This was both a tribute to her parents, whom she lost as a teen, but also an embrace of her new solo direction after discovering the ukulele and the songwriting it inspired.
In a deliberate effort to use her writing to move beyond the grief and sadness of her earlier work Katy wrote the song ‘Pearl’ which she released as a single prior to this full length release. Each song on ‘Present’ is an exploration of the effort to embrace the here and now. Exploring the realities of life, the good and the bad, without being numbed or sugar coated.
Katy Vernon has also used her enthusiasm and knowledge of the local ukulele scene to organize and perform at her successful Annual Uke Fest Concert, now expanded to a two night celebration and fundraiser benefitting Arc GTC. Katy has been featured on TPT’s Almanac, WCCO’s Women Who Rock, The Current, KFAI, and more. In addition to clubs and festivals she has performed at venues including The Guthrie, The Cowles Center with the James Sewell Ballet, and even the Fitzgerald Theater with Garrison Keillor!
Chris Koza writes lyrics and songs that drift in through the ears then circulates throughout the body like a melody bonded to oxygen. He has toured the country and shared the stage with many amazing and notable artists such as Brandi Carlile, Neko Case, Ingrid Michaelson, The Jayhawks, Stephen Kellogg, Tift Merritt, Field Report, and others. Chris's music has appeared internationally on dozens of television and cable network programs, short films, documentaries, and feature films. When not on tour, he resides in Minneapolis, MN where you may find him dragging the lakes for forgotten treasure and refining an unstoppable left-handed hook shot.