Hey! I'm Kate. I'm 25 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!
The ABK Quartet
North West Acoustic Wedding Band
COMING SOON! I'll be launching my new acoustic band The ABK Quartet in the coming weeks. It'll be a spin-off from my regular Acoustics By Kate packages - which I usually do accompanied on piano - adding drums (or cajon for smaller spaces) and bass. It'll have the look and feel of sophisticated jazz trios and quartets of old, but with a modern repertoire and a fashionable 'Live Lounge' style acoustic sound.
The project began with a booking for New Years Eve at Stanley House Hotel, where I thought it'd be nice to add a bit more groove to the existing songs I sing to make them a bit dancier without having to use backing tracks (and in doing so basically becoming a karaoke singer), which isn't what I'm about!
We'll be using lots of the same repertoire you'll find on my 'Songs I Sing' page plus some party numbers that I'll keep back just for the quartet to play, all entirely live and authentic.
Keep your eyes on my social media for a demo we're working on at the moment, and get yourselves to April's Great Northern Wedding Show for the official launch of the project!
The live musicians I'll use, as always, will be some of the best around, and will have worked with various household names in the pop industry!
I'M SO EXCITED!
*...is possibly NOT one of the songs we'll play - keeping it classy and all that!
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.