K A T I E
Vocal and Piano Tuition,
Weddings and Events, Session Vox,
The Katie Wills Music Project
Katie is a Glasow-based professional and versatile vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, vocal and piano tutor, solo wedding/events performer and session vocalist. She has had training in Musical Theatre and spent two years studying Music at the Academy of Music and Sound. A wealth of performing, recording, writing, tutoring performance behind her-Katie is already on her way to becoming a seasoned musician!
Katie offers a variety of services including Beginner Piano and Beginner-Intermediate Vocal Tuition, Songwriting Workshops, Wedding/Events Performance Packages, Session Vocals both live and recording as well as collaborations. She is also working on her debut EP within The Katie Wills Music Project under her artist name, Ceiti.
Her Story-Grab A Coffee, Cause It's A Long One
“Katie is a professional and versatile vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter with multitudes of performing experience whether as a soloist or as part of a band. She has been part of several bands including previous college bands, her High School Senior Wind, Jazz and Brass band of which she played trumpet but also had the opportunity to sing as a soloist and with the Jazz Band. She has performed as a soloist, in bands and in choirs, in many concerts, solo gigs, college gigs, care homes, primary schools/toddler groups, events and venues including George Square, the Old Fruitmarket, Paris and for Lord Sebastian Coe at a sports event as well as multiple venues all over Scotland. Playing with these bands also gave Katie the opportunity to compete in prestigious competitions, often winning Platinum, Gold and Silver awards as well as jazz awards.
She is completely versatile in what genres she can sing and can adapt to any given genre and to give a clearer insight, she is able to sing genres such as; Jazz, Pop, Rock, Musical Theatre, Blues, Motown, Singer Songwriter, Folk, Soul, Classical, Heavy Rock, Contemporary Christian Music, Scat including Jazz Standard etc! Vocally wise, she has a highly skilled technical vocal ability in terms of vocal gymnastics, harmonies, melisma and improvisation. She is able to incorporate many different elements of vocal stylings and can improv on cue. She has a deep knowledge and understanding of the voice and how it works as well as vocal techniques and theory. She has had a year's training in Musical Theatre including Estill training and has been in musicals and pantos! She has even led her own Youth Worship Band, working alongside the youth in the youth group as well as volunteering in youth lunch groups in high schools and performing in a Church Worship Band!
She has a wide range of skills and knowledge in Music Theory, Music Business, Music History, Song Writing, Performance, Composition, Entrepreneurship, Logic Pro X and has built up a wide, versatile and lengthy repertoire. She also tends to create arrangements for her own take on a song. She can sight read very well and can learn pieces quickly if needs be. She can also accompany herself on the piano and guitar when singing. She works very closely with harmonies and has a good ear for harmonising and improvising with scales/keys etc and when singing with other vocalists. She has also been part of several recording/session/online collaborative projects involving other collaborators including having recorded vox for library music and TV ads.
She has studied a HNC in Musical Theatre at Motherwell College, HNC-HND Music at the Academy of Music and Sound Glasgow and has been offered an unconditional to study an online music degree with Point Blank Music School. She has experience of teaching students of all ages and levels of experience as a private tutor and with InTune Music. Katie has also taught at Gymboree Play and Music as an Early Years Development teacher using music and imaginative play. She is also a bank vocal and piano tutor for CultureNL teaching group keyboard classes as well is a vocal and piano tutor with Riverside Music College and a cover tutor with Rookie Rockstars. She is currently also working alongside Nu Moves Dance Studio with their Chorus Classes and with The Sound Lab, a Glasgow based music charity offering free music classes and tuition. She has also volunteered at the Shaw Trust in Edinburgh, delivering song writing workshops as part of their well-being programme.
As well as this, she’s currently the lead vocalist and pianist for newly established Glasgow based function band, Rough Diamond and is also half of the duo Artax, writing vocals/lyrics and recording for an album which was released on 22nd May
2020 on all streaming platforms and has, so far, garnered very positive feedback
and airplay on radio stations such as Community Pulse Radio as part of Stuart
Macaulay's Strictly Scotland show, Hull Online Radio as well as being a featured artist on their website and has been included in CamGlen Radio's daytime playlist over the next couple of weeks. She has just finished working on a project with an artist who is releasing an album worldwide of which she has recorded vocals for. Lastly, she is also a musician with Genre Music as a resident solo vocalist/pianist with regular gigs and has just been taken onto the Alive Network agency roster. She has also been involved in a few more recording collaborations so far and had organised a successful gig for SAMH raising almost over £200.
Katie has also recently been awarded funding through YoungScot’s Time to Shine Nurturing Fund, of which she is using to record her EP, music video and hold an EP launch too. She has also been selected to take part in an international artist residency in Cuba of which she will be spending two months working alongside the community music and cultural organisations.
Describing herself as a modern-day Stevie Nicks with a little bit of Lzzy Hale, Taylor Momsen, Norah Jones, Adele and Stevie Wonder thrown in the mix, Katie considers herself to be very versatile and experienced in performing and vocals and pride herself on her friendly nature and professionalism. She always takes a professional approach to everything she does and absolutely loves and is incredibly passionate about music and is eager to share that enthusiasm with everybody else out there!”
Check out reviews left by satisfied customers, clients, fellow musicians and others!
AND THE BRIDE SAID...
"From the start, Katie was very helpful and professional and made the planning of the music for our wedding very easy. She played and sang as I walked down the aisle and entertained our guests at the drinks reception. Everyone said how she was and great and I can't recommend her enough"-Sarah Darlington, bride 03/12/2017.
AND THE GROOM SAID...
"Katie played while my future wife walked down the aisle at our wedding and it made the moment even more special, she is a very talented pianist and has a beautiful voice"-Craig Darlington, groom 03/12/2019
AND THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAID...
"Katie has a stunning voice. It made my friends wedding, extra special. I would 100% recommend her to anyone. So much talent and created a wonderful atmosphere, on the day."-Lisa Marie Morrell, friend of the happy couple 03/12/2019
"Beautiful voice heard at a family wedding. So relaxing yet meaningful"-Ruth Elizabeth Rawson, member of the family 03/12/2019
AND THE MUSICIANS SAID...
"Amazing musician! I've worked with Katie quite a few times and she's even helped me out with harmonies and vocal techniques. She has an amazing voice and is so easy to get along with. Very reliable and has been a great asset to every music project I've ever worked with her on!"-Megan Kenny, Bassist for Waterfront Band
"Katie has been professional and easy to deal with delivering great vocals onto my originals in a variety of styles . Stong lead but also nice layers. She has been a great discovery and I'm very pleased with the results. I'm.hoping to continue working with her for a long time."-Stewart Hutton, Musician
"Top class professional with excellent attention to detail and no ego."-Tom Perrett, Musician
"I've been working with Katie on recording my songs for over a year now, and I'm very happy with the results. She has a beautiful and distinctive singing voice that really helps to make a song stand out. She's also easy to get along with, patient, attentive to what is being asked for, and able to come up with some good ideas of her own too. It's been a pleasure working with her and I fully intend to continue doing so."-Angus Coull, Musician
FIND ME ON FIVERR
Katie recently joined Fiverr as a freelance musician. If you need lyrics/vocals/piano recorded for your track, find me on Fiverr.
ARTISTS COLLABORATE FOR A CAUSE
September 23 2020
Katie most recently recorded a showreel Kieran Hunter Films, check it out here!
THE ORWIN WEDDING
August 20th 2020
Katie recently performed at the lovely Andy and Gillian Orwin's wedding at the beautiful Marine Villa in North Berwick on Tuesday. Katie is still taking bookings for weddings. Watch this space for some new promo videos too.
CEITI FILMS BLUE ROSES MUSIC VIDEO
August 10th 2020
Katie has recently recorded the music video for Blue Roses wither her amazing band and the awesome Kieran Hunter Films at the ever beautiful Loudoun Hill last Saturday.
Keep up to date on her artist website for more info!
CEITI RELEASES BLUE ROSES
July 23rd 2020
Katie, going by the artist name Ceiti, has officially released her, debut single Blue Roses on ALL major streaming platforms. Links to stream /listen/buy are below.
CEITI ANNOUNCES SINGLE RELEASE DATE
July 9th 2020
Katie or Ceiti, her artist name, has just announced the release date of her debut single, Blue Roses which will be released two weeks from today on 23rd July.
Pre-orders will be available from this Friday!
July 2nd 2020
Katie has recently started offering a Personalised Music Messages Service which was a project started by Encore Musicians. If you're wanting to send someone someone a message but want to do it in style-click the link below to fill the form out. Whether that's a song for someone's birthday, an achievement for something, or anything else-I can tailor it to any style you wish and can even change the words to mention your chosen person in mind.
It's only £15 with £2.50 going towards the NHS so not only are you sending someone a video to cheer them up or congratulate them etc, you're also helping the NHS to do the AMAZING work that they have been doing and continue to do.
FLOWER CHILD SINGLE AND PODCAST
July 2nd 2020
Katie has embarked on a project to record one of her original songs by collaborating with other amazing Glasgow musicians to record and release it as a charity single, charity and release date TBA.
She has also started a Zoom interview/podcast which will be released twice a month. She will be speaking to musicians and other creative people from all walks of life to chat about music, the creative industries, mental health, the environment and more topical issues. Keep an eye out on her socials and her Ceiti website for more details.
May 24th 2020
Katie's duo, Artax, have just released their newest release (Katie's first release too). You can find Rise on all streaming platforms. You can also buy too from Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play etc. Link here-distrokid.com/hyperfollow/artax/rise
May 24th 2020
Katie recorded some vocals for artist, Ruadh, newest album. You can hear her feature on tracks such as Embers or Only Distant Echoes Reign Pt2.
Well renowned actor, James Cosmo, also had some lovely words to say about Ruadh's album too.
You can check the album out or buy on Bandcamp from the link below. The link to James Cosmo talking about Rock of the Clyde is below too.
ROCK THE HOSPICE
May 25th 2020
Katie recently recorded a video of her original, Flower Child, for Rock the Hospice in aid of St Andrews Hospice. Head on over to the Facebook page from the link below to donate from the JustGiving link there.
May 11th 2020
Katie has a good few releases coming up;
-Firstly, Katie is releasing 6-track album with her duo, Artax, due to be released May 22nd.
-She'll also be releasing the single off her EP, Blue Roses in the coming months.
-Katie has also collaborated and provided vocals and lyrics for numerous different session projects so keep an eye out for any other releases!
MUSIC DEGREE, HERE WE COME!
May 11th 2020
Katie has recently been offered an unconditional for an online Music Production and Sound Engineering degree with Point Blank Music School of which she is extremely excited for!
May 10th 2020
Katie has been live streaming meditation sessions during lockdown of which she has written meditation tracks and scripts. She unfortunately no longer streams but will be uploading downloadable meditation tracks to a new Soundcloud purely for meditation, keep an eye out for a link to this. She is also studying an online meditation practitioner course of which at the end, she'll be fully qualified as a meditation practitioner.
NEW CLASSES COMING
May 10th 2020
Katie is currently working on a business plan for some new classes. These will include beginners songwriting including meditation and nature walks, band jam with the opportunity to record a charity single and music classes for people with disabilities. More info to come.
SHE'S JOINED AN AGENCY!
Updated-May 10 2020
Katie has recently been taken on with Genre Music and the Alive Network as a solo acoustic vocalist/pianist act. If you are needing a solo performer for your wedding or event-have a look at her Alive Network profile. Link to come.
COLLABORATION SONG RELEASED
May 31st 2019
A couple of months ago, Katie travelled to Dundee to provide vocals for the track "Greenland" for artist, Angus Coull, collaborative album. You can check it out from the link here, also available to purchase.
ARTISTS COLLABORATE FOR A CAUSE
May 31st 2019
For Make Music Day UK, Katie has organised a Songwriting in the Park event. She has also organised a fundraising gig for SAMH in July. See events section for more details.