Hey! I'm Kate. I'm 24 from Preston in Lancashire. I've been singing for as long as I can remember, and now I'm lucky enough to do it professionally!
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 as a Lancashire wedding singer, singing acoustic covers for weddings as an acoustic wedding singer. I pride myself in offering some of the best vocals at the best prices of any North West wedding singer, and specialist in daytime wedding music such as ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts.
My distinctive rich soulful vocals are accompanied on piano and 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 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 included within the price, and grand piano hire is also an option with black gloss and white gloss models available.
North West Wedding Singer
Most of my gigs are in the North West - Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Yorkshire, The Lake District etc - but I'm available as an acoustic singer throughout the UK and parts of Europe. I especially love getting out to Spain; the Costas and islands are my favourite place to sing! Funny that, hey!
When I'm not singing, I like baking, theatre (especially musicals), Disney, bright colours, laughing a lot, chocolate, posh nosh, Disaronno with cranberry juice, and petting dogs that don't belong to me! Jensen Ackles makes the list too.
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 accompanied by hugely talented session musicians on piano (Craig Smith) and on guitar; it wouldn't be 'acoustics' with backing tracks after all*! There's the option of an additional percussionist, and, if you want one, a full band courtesy of my management at Soundsmiths Promotions Ltd. 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 Wedding Band
COMING SOON! I'll be launcing my new evening band The SophistiKates in the coming weeks. We're looking to do something a bit different, combining my vocals with original samples played by an amazing DJ/Producer friend of mine, and complemented by some of my superb live musicians also!
The line-up will mean that the songs are a little more authentic to the original recordings, using parts of those actual tracks, so they'll feel more familiar to your guests. Imagine a modern remix of your favourite tunes, being made live before your eyes, and you'll get an idea of what we'll be offering!
Using a DJ to play and manipulate the tracks live will also mean there's no need for drums, so performances won't need to be as loud, cutting out so many of the reasons that people are put off from booking live music in the evening. And, of course, having the DJ there means the music can carry on until the early hours without you having to book both a band and DJ separately.
There'll be some of the coolest soul and funk from the 60s and 70s, some classic RnB and dance from the 90s, and plenty of killer floor-fillers from more recent years too. Keep your eyes on my social media for a demo we're working on at the moment, and the launch of the band's own social media channels!
The live musicians I'll use, as always, will be some of the best around, and will have worked with various massive names in the pop industry!
I'M SO EXCITED!
*...is probably NOT one of the songs we'll play!
Lancashire Acoustic Wedding Singer
I love working as an acoustic 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: Preston Guild Hall, Preston Marriot Hotel, Bartle Hall, Haighton Manor, Beeston Manor, Barton Grange Hotel
- Samlesbury: Samlesbury Hotel, Samlesbury Hall, Stanley House Hotel
- Leyland: Farington Lodge, Leyland Hotel
- Wrea Green: The Villa
- Fylde: Singleton Lodge, Glendower Hotel
- Lytham: Clifton Arms Hotel, The Grand Hotel
- 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.