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Stream/Download my new single "Life": http://smarturl.it/KatyTizLife Biography: “I’ve always been the loud one!” Growing up just outside of London, Katy has been creating music with her producer/songwriter brother George and her ‘brother from another mother’, Rick Parkhouse (Red Triangle) since she was 17 years old. She would join her older brothers for acoustic performances anywhere and everywhere from the beach to underground clubs in London city. The duo would play open mics, performing covers and originals. That's where Katy really began to cut her teeth as a performer, focusing on developing a musical style of her own. Her goal has always been to write relatable music. “Personally, I search for songs that comfort me and let me know I'm not the only one who feels a certain way,” Katy says. “If I help one person through what I was feeling when I wrote a song, I'll be happy. I hope I can give back what I searched for in music.” After a serious heartbreak, Katy and her brothers penned the fiercely impassioned “Fire Fire,” which immediately got picked up on the influential blog Arjan Writes in early 2012. The song caught the ear of the music industry, including some major label executives, and Katy’s life, as she knew it, changed. She flew to LA only telling close friends and family and signed a major label record deal with Republic/Lava Records. She spent the next year in the states dipping in and out of recording studios and working with some of the most well respected names in the industry. After a year and a half, Katy and Republic/Lava parted ways in the summer of 2013. It was a low point, but Katy stayed focused and stuck it out in LA. “I didn’t let this deter me,” she says. “This is a bump in the road and it’s a marathon, not a sprint.” In October of 2013, Katy was introduced to Rock Mafia, by music executive Bruce Tyler who asked Katy to record “The Big Bang,” a boisterous pop number the production duo initially released in 2010. The song was immediately relatable for Katy thanks to its opening lines: “I don't wanna lie/I'm gonna take what you're giving/'Cause I know you're willing/To take me all the way.” For Katy, those words represented how she felt in that moment. Thanks to the incredible support from the executives at Clear Channel/iHeartRadio, Katy was awarded their “On The Verge” campaign. This was a huge coup for an unsigned artist and not one to hide her feelings, Katy cried as though she’d just won a Grammy when she heard the news and nearly fell down some stairs. Since then the single has entered the Hot 100 chart, iTunes’ “Top Pop Songs” chart and Shazam’s “Top 100 USA.” The song’s success, as well as Katy’s unwavering, good-spirited determination, also scored a new record label deal with Atlantic Records, with whom she will release her debut album later this year. For Katy, an outspoken, witty songwriter the music begins with the inspirations that have lingered since childhood, from reggae beats to soul vocalists, from Stevie Wonder to Alicia Keys, all the way to Katy Perry. “Music is everything to me. It’s my best friend, my worst enemy, my boyfriend and my ex rolled into one. I’m extremely dedicated, but never want one day to go by without a good laugh.”