Katey Laurel, Rachel James
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
This event is 21 and over
One of San Diego's "Up and Coming Artists", Josh Damigo, with clever lyrics & infectious melodies, is everywhere! Damigo has won multiple awards including the 2010 San Diego Music Award for Best Acoustic & the 2009 San Diego Music Award for his album "Raw." Similar to Shawn Mullins, Marc Broussard.
Denver-based Folk-pop songstress Katey Laurel crafts both radio-friendly pop tunes and lush, cinematic songs destined for film and TV. Katey has been honored as a finalist in the Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Competition, a winner and alternate in two categories of the Walnut Valley Festival NewSong Contest in Winfield, KS and a showcase artist selected for the Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH. Her music has been featured as part of Microsoft Windows 7 "Playlist 7" and Heineken "Ultimate Playlist" sponsored song programs, and she was one of 7 national finalists in the Nine West "Voices of Vintage America" contest. Most recently, she has been nominated as "Best Local Band" by Denver ABC Channel 7's "A-List", Westword "Singer/Songwriter 2011" and she is the 2011 Texaco Country Showdown Colorado winner.
As a live performer, Katey has shared the stage with Matt Morris, Katie Herzig, Bill Mallonee, Braddigan (of Dispatch), The Bittersweets, Trevor Hall and others.
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While Rachel has been playing the piano and singing her entire life, she has only recently entered the music scene in Denver and around the world. However, in that short time, her accomplishments are impressive. As a songwriter her tunes are gathering hundreds of thousands of hits on youtube (Catch Me if You Can, Saddle Up, Save Yourself and more) as well as receiving the applause and endorsements of Ryan Tedder, Tyler Ward and Nashville publishers.
As an artist Rachel has grown into a dynamic performer, accomplished producer and has a voice that rivals any current pop artist already get radio play. The Denver music scene has taken notice:
"Rachel James is a force to be reckoned with." - Jeanie Straub, Colorado Music Buzz Magazine
"She's Avril plus maturity and earnestness." - Kiernan Maletsky, Westword Magazine
"I think Rachel James is fresh. She is an amazing talent." - Tyler Ward
As determined as she is flexible, Rachel is thankful about her current situation given her short introduction into the music scene. She is staying true to her original goals, "I just want to write great songs. That's where it starts. I want to exceed people's expectations. I want people to walk away with something when they hear my music." New tunes in hand, Rachel is committed to having her best year yet. With songs already licensed to major television programs and heavy rotation in Triple A radio, Rachel is ready to take it to the next level and can't wait for the opportunity.