KATYA is Rock
and Roll's Love Child!
KATYA is a first generation, Los Angeles native, Russian Freedom Rocker. She is an astounding singer, songwriter, performer and musician with a repertoire of over 300 songs. KATYA has appeared on NBC, KTLA, VH1 Classic, E Channel, MTV, and Japanese TV. KATYA is a cast member in the Mark Burnett Production Reality Television Series "ROCK AND ROLL FANTASY CAMP" on VH1 Classic. The show features Paul Stanley (KISS), Marky Ramone (RAMONES), Phil Collen (DEF LEPPARD), Mark Hudson, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES). KATYA performed on the Ryan Seacrest produced show "Bank of Hollywood" featuring Candy Spelling. She has also appeared on Simon Cowell's "America's Got Talent" starring Sharon Osbourne, David Hasselhoff, and Pierce Morgan. Her music video, “Laying In My Bed” was licensed out to, and used for the opening sequence of the MTV show, “Damage Control.” She was featured in a commercial for "Wave" products that aired on Japanese TV, and has been recognized on NBC NEWS and KTLA's "The People's Court".
KATYA toured Japan for the second time. She performed at the HARD ROCK
CAFE OSAKA, HARD ROCK CAFE UNIVERSAL CITY WALK OSAKA and the Kansai Music Conference.
The Kansai Music Conference nominated KATYA for the “Hiram Bullock
Award” and the “Performer of the Year Award”. Her third tour to Japan is
being booked for this coming summer. Check for show dates at KATYAMUSIC.com.
KATYA has opened for Queensryche. The LA Music Awards nominated her for "Female-Singer Songwriter of the Year". Her self-produced/written, debut album, "ROCK LIVES!" consists of internationally known guest stars: David Campbell, Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction), Gonzo Sandoval (Armored Saint), Jerry Peterson (Eric Clapton), Adam Cohen (Ray Charles) Paulo Gustavo (Graham Bonnet), John Philip Shenale (Tori Amos) and Eliza James (Burt Bacharach). The album was mixed by Skip Saylor/Ian Blanch and mastered by Bernie Grundman. Her single, “The Power of Rock and Roll,” (featuring Gonzo on drums of Armored Saint) has broken into international radio. KATYA is a featured artist in the bestselling Musicians Atlas Resource Book, and spotlighted on the “musiciansatlas.com” homepage. Planetary Group has distributed the compilation CD to more than 750 radio stations in the United States and Canada; this CD features KATYA's song, “The Power of Rock and Roll.” Katya signed a distribution deal with Music One in the Philippines, and received international airplay. She was chosen out of 300 performers by Chris Douridas and Gemma Dempsey in Los Angeles for an internationally released compilation CD called “2623 Main Street.” Her song, “Bitch and Moan,” was aired on KLOS. Her video “Laying In My Bed” was placed on Mike Galaxy's compilation DVD, “Can't Dance Version 3”, which was screened and distributed at the Sundance Film Festival.
KATYA was invited to play the world-famous Venice Boardwalk Carnevale Festival, where her performance drew comparisons to 70's Rock Icons. This review, as well as other great reviews, reached the legendary John Carruthers, of Carruthers Guitars in Venice, CA, who then provided her with a phenomenal endorsement contract of three custom-built guitars with her own signature logo. KATYA rocked the Inkslinger's Ball at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Additional endorsements were provided by Egnater Amplifiers, Get'm Get'm Wear, TKL (Custom Cases), Venice Amplifiers (Custom Amps and Mods) and Coffin Case. Later, KATYA performed at the E World Music red carpet launch party.
KATYA’s first book, “How To Calm And Tame Your Dog Naturally” and her flashy, hand-made clothing, pet gear, and accessory line ROCK WEAR FOR DOGS (& humans too!) will soon be in a chain of well-known pet stores. Her established online store has provided her with the ability to expand into a retail storefront.
Her roots are Russian and her music is revolutionary. KATYA's music career started at the early age of 5, when her grandmother insisted on giving her classical piano and voice lessons. Nina Kent, who was born in Ossa, Russia was a trained classical pianist and singer. At age six, KATYA's interests expanded to the guitar, which led her to be a songwriter. The keys to the golden kingdom were granted, and KATYA's whole world became about music. Today she is an accomplished musician playing piano, keyboard, rhythm, and lead guitar as well as being an incredible vocalist and a high-energy performer. Connect with this amazing artist and experience her transforming and extraordinary music!