For 21-year-old singer/songwriter Kate Kurdyak, music has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Kate made her first foray into songwriting at the age of 12. In 2012, Kate and her band won Youthink Magazine’s BC’s Best Teen Band Contest and played in the Summer Playland Festival at the PNE where she met Jonathan Simkin, who would become her manager. She went on to sign a record deal with 604 Records and form The Katherines.
That’s not to say Kate Kurdyak makes revisionist music. The twenty-one-year-old Vancouverite offers up an incredibly contemporary angle on what pop music is today; a point in time where any genre goes as long as there is a thread that combines the songs. That thread is her angelic voice and frank lyrics that provide a mature, third person perspective on growing up today and what that means for a rising pop star. If you want to be reminded of what music has meant to you in the past, and what it can provide going forward, then Kate Kurdyak and her band The Katherines are waiting to be discovered.