Katy Galloway is a 17 year old country/folk singer-songwriter from Cheshire, UK. Currently she is studying for her A Levels in English Literature, English Language and Theatre Studies alongside maintaining a professional music career by playing live shows and preparing to produce her second EP.
She started writing songs and playing guitar at age 14 after being inspired by Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves, two artists whom she admires for their song-writing abilities. She had been singing and playing the flute since she was very young so had some musical knowledge and quickly picked up the guitar and was writing songs in no time. In July 2015, she released her debut EP, ‘Games’, which consisted of 4 of the earliest songs she had written at ages 14-15 which document the beginning of her musical journey into country music.
In March 2015 she went to Country 2 Country festival at the O2 arena in London, and was inspired to give her music more of a country twist. So, she began working on her second EP which she had already written the songs for, and she worked on giving them more of a country feel. Her next EP is scheduled to be produced in early 2016 and is likely to be released in the summer.
Musically, her main inspirations are artists like Taylor Swift, The Band Perry and Kacey Musgraves who began their work in Nashville and continue to write their own songs based on their own experiences. Katy hopes to visit Nashville in the future and work with producers and songwriters there on her own music as she feels experiencing the magic of Nashville is invaluable to an artist. Whether she stays in her hometown or decides to venture into new areas, the most important thing for Katy is that she spends her time doing what she loves – writing songs about her own life experiences and getting the chance to share them with her audiences.
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