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Katie Cole new single ‘I Can’t Wait’
Out October 22nd on Beverly Martel

Meet Katie Cole originally from Melbourne , Australia, now based in Los Angeles, USA. Does she dominate with ballads?
No. Does she compose songs on the piano? Rarely. What she does do then? She rocks and enjoys a loud guitar, a strong melodic hook and an up tempo pop song. Growing up on a strict diet of rock music from her Mum, she was fed Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in one ear and Maria Callas from her Vocally classically trained, Father. After a quick detour in music to Smashing Pumpkins, Aretha Franklin and Eurythmics, Katie describes her own style of music as having flavors of Sheryl Crow, KT Tunstall and Carolina Liar.

After writing songs for established artists like Gloria Gaynor, Katie spent a good handful of years touring in Australia where she released an EP locally. Acclaimed Record Producer Howard Willing (Smashing Pumpkins, Counting Crows, Liz Phair, Sheryl Crow, Ok Go) found her music on the web and reached out to Katie to discuss working together. She jumped a few planes back and forth before realising that stateside was where she wanted to be, whether in the industry buzz of LA or the cultural spur of Nashville . With 2 suitcases, a computer and her guitar, Katie upped and re-located to Cali for good.

Since then, she has won awards both stateside and down under for song-writing. Aside from playing in Nashville and New York , Katie performs in Los Angeles regularly sharing the stage with names like Jackson Browne and Glen Campbell. She also sang vocals on Campbell ’s last record Ghost On The Canvas including "It's Your amazing Grace". Katie’s last EP ‘Lost Inside A Moment’ had 2 songs play listed on BBC Radio 2 and also featured on Aled Jones’s Good Morning Sunday.

The upcoming album Lay It All Down from which this single is taken features vocals by living legend, songwriting and screen icon Kris Kristofferson. It also contains sterling musicians like 2 members of John Mayer's band Aaron Sterling (drums on records for Natasha Bedingfield, Glen Campbell) and Sean Hurley (bass on records for John Mayer, Colbie Caillat), Roger Manning Jr (Jellyfish, Beck), Tim Pierce (Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill) and many more.

American alt Country meets British pop sonically this single is reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty mixed with newer influences like KT Tunstall.

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