Egnater Artist:Katya — Lead guitarist/singer-songwriter for her three piece rock band.
"EGNATER AMPS ROCK! I will never forget a fan coming up to me after a show at the Whiskey. He said I should play an Egnater Amps. Years later I produced my debut album "ROCK LIVES!" I was having trouble recording the right tone and distortion. My guitar tech turned me onto Egnater Amps and it all clicked! Egnater Amps are perfect for my guitar sound. Let's just say there is no Rock N Roll turning back! Love touring with my Egnater Amps!"
KATYA is a first generation, American-born, Russian Freedom Rocker. She is an amazing singer, songwriter, performer and musician with a repertoire of over 300 songs. 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 (GUNS N' ROSES) and Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES).
KATYA has signed a distribution deal with Music One in the Philippines; also she was nominated for Female-Singer Songwriter of the year by the LA Music Awards. 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 music video, "Laying In My Bed," directed by Louis Falzarano, was licensed out to the opening sequence of the MTV show, "Damage Control." A nationwide tour is being scheduled for her debut album, "ROCK LIVES!". Check for show dates at KATYAMUSIC.com.
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 custom logo. Later, KATYA performed on the tv show "Bank of Hollywood" and at the E World Music red carpet launch party. She was also featured on "America's Got Talent". 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 2009 edition of 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 rocked the Inkslinger's Ball at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Additional great endorsements were provided by Egnater Amplifiers, Get'm Get'm Wear, TKL (Custom Cases), Venice Amplifiers (Custom Amps and Mods) and Coffin Case. Out of 300 performers, KATYA was chosen 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, and her video "Laying In My Bed" was placed on Mike Galaxy's compilation DVD, "Can't Dance Ver 3", which was screened and distributed at the Sundance Film Festival.
KATYA's clothing line, ROCK WEAR FOR DOGS (& humans too!), has hit stores. Connect with this amazing artist and experience her transforming and extraordinary music!
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.