Hey! I'm Kate. I'm 29 and orignally from Leyland. I spent a few years in Liverpool along the way and now live in Preston with my musician fiancé and our family. I've been singing for as long as I can remember, and now I'm lucky enough to do it professionally, fronting my acoustic duos and trio, alongside the day job.
Acoustic Wedding Singer for Lancashire weddings, restaurants and pub gigs
Throughout my degree at Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, I gigged regularly as an acoustic singer: lots of lovely weddings, classy corporate do's, restaurant residencies, and pub gigs too.
I now perform in a Lancashire acoustic duo for weddings as a Lancashire wedding singer, singing acoustic covers for weddings as an acoustic wedding singer with guitar or piano. I pride myself in offering some of the best vocals and acoustic arrangements of any North West wedding singer, and specialise in daytime wedding music such as ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts.
My distinctive rich soulful vocals are accompanied on piano and/or acoustic guitar, and the songs I sing range from the 60s (absolute classics like Stand By Me, Dock of the Bay etc) to modern hits by artists such as Ed Sheeran, Hozier, Adele and James Bay. There's definitely something for everyone! All of the acoustic duo arrangements are my own unique versions too - think BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge and you'll get the idea, but you can of course listen to some samples right here on the site.
Acoustic music doesn't need to be so chilled out that there isn't anything for a party. I sing plenty of more upbeat songs for people who like to have a boogie. I like to make sure things are fun, and I always strive for that friendly, personable approach, whether I'm performing or meeting future clients.
Wedding uplighting and grand piano hire
My North West wedding singer performances are available with a few finishing touches to really add that sparkle and glamour - perfect for weddings and corporate functions with important guests. Uplighting can be added, and, for performances backed by piano, portable baby grand pianos are also included with white and black gloss models available.
North West Wedding Acoustic Duo Singer
Most of my wedding acoustic duo gigs are in the North West - Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, West Yorkshire, The Lake District etc - but I'm available further afield.
When I'm not working, I like baking, being in the garden, theatre (especially musicals), Disney, bright colours, laughing a lot, chocolate, posh nosh, gin (mine's a rhubarb one please!), and petting dogs that don't belong to me! I had a baby boy just in time for lock down, so some of these things are now a distant memory! It's meant a couple of years out, but I'm back on it now for 2022!
Enjoy the site, and please keep in touch via the social media links at the top of the page!
Acoustics By Kate
Lancashire Acoustic Duo
I set up Acoustics By Kate after working in a Lancashire lounge music duo called 2Close Acoustic Duo for a few years and following conversations with fellow musicians, customers and venues, who all thought I should look into a less formal act to contrast the duo (and probably to better match my bubbly personality too!).
I'm available within my acoustic duos accompanied by hugely talented session musicians on piano (Craig Smith) and/or on guitar; it wouldn't be 'acoustics' with backing tracks after all*! There's the option of an additional percussionist too. As you've already read, I perform loads of top chart hits both modern and classic delivered in a chilled out, fun manner. Think super-cool unique versions of great tracks like Radio 1 Live Lounge, just without Ferne Cotton (sorry chaps, I'll have to do!).
Have a look at the 'Songs I Sing' page for my repertoire. The 'My Samples' page will show you how I sing them. I'll try to keep them both up to date, but that's not always easy when I'm at my busiest..!
*That said, I am available with backing tracks for those who really want it. I'd strongly advise that people go for the entirely live option wherever possible; it's so much more authentic and more interesting to watch and listen to!
Lancashire Acoustic Duo Wedding Singer
I love working as an acoustic duo wedding singer, singing my acoustic covers at wedding receptions and wedding ceremonies in Lancashire, Cheshire and other North West counties. I am available to perform at all Lancashire wedding venues, such as:
- Preston: Brockholes, Preston Marriot, Bartle Hall, Beeston Manor, Barton Grange Hotel, Tickled Trout Hotel
- Samlesbury: Samlesbury Hotel, Samlesbury Hall, Stanley House Hotel
- Leyland: Farington Lodge, Leyland Hotel, Wellington Park
- Wrea Green: Ribby Hall Village, The Villa at Wrea Green
- Fylde: The Great Hall at Mains, Singleton Lodge
- Lytham: Clifton Arms Hotel, Glendower Hotel, The Grand Hotel, Lytham Hall
- Garstang: The Crofters Hotel, Garstang Country Hotel
- Southport: Meols Hall, Rufford Old Hall, West Tower
- Ribble Valley: James Places, Mitton Hall, Eaves Hall, Shireburn Arms, Falcon Manor, Mytton Fold, Ferrari's Country House, Gibbon Bridge, Inn at Whitewell, Brownsholme Hall and Tithebarn, Coniston Hotel
I am available as an entertainer for hotels and pubs too and have enjoyed playing at many over the last few years. Highlights have included a busy Spring Bank gig at Boars Head, Hoghton; a packed out Rose of Farington; a residency at the Staggs Head, Goosnargh; and Christmas at Samlesbury Hall.