SINGER / SONGWRITER. SEMI-FINALIST ON NBC’S THE VOICE. NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PUBLIC SPEAKER.
Growing up the daughter of a music teacher, Kat Perkins has been singing, dancing, and performing for just about as long as she can remember. Coming from a town that only recently went from “unincorporated” to 281, with the nearest theater or rock show hundreds of miles away, it took a lot of determination for that little girl to pursue her dreams.
Almost as soon as she stepped off the stage at her high school graduation, at just 18 years old, she packed her bags, said good bye to her family, and traveled 600 miles east to Minneapolis, MN – where her undeniable drive and passion for performance shined through in her unforgettable stage presence. Kat began to carve out a place for herself on both the music and theater stages of the Twin Cities. After signing a record deal, and beginning to work and share stages with some of the music industries biggest acts (Guns and Roses, Bon Jovi, etc), Kat’s career began to reach heights she’d only dreamed of as her years of hard work began to pay off. It was at that point that Kat began to feel tension in her throat, tension that would end the career she’d dreamed of and worked towards her entire life.
In Spring of 2011, Kat was diagnosed with a vocal fold cyst, requiring surgery that would prevent her from continuing on in the only career she’d ever known. Unwilling to let this set back change her attitude, Kat began to pursue her second passion, which was working with children, and she began nannying. After nearly two years of nannying, Kat voice began to heal and she began to sing again. She volunteered to do a tour for members of the United States Military in the Middle East, on a trip that would change her life in more ways than she’d ever imagined. During a layover in the middle of the night in the Amsterdam airport, Kat began to sing Adele’s “Someone Like You.” The video made its way online, going viral, and gaining the attention of the producers of NBC’s The Voice, who requested she come on the hit TV show.
Kat’s time on The Voice was unforgettable, as she made it all the way to the finals. Maroon 5 singer, and coach, Adam Levine, proclaimed Kat to be “… hands down one of the best singers we’ve ever had…” She’s since continued traveling the country performing. Her latest singles have climbed to the top of the iTunes charts and she’d been the top selling rock artist on iTunes five times. She’s also begun speaking, giving over 300 presentations in the past 18months alone, sharing her message of living a Fearless life, the pursuit of dreams, and making a positive impact on the world.
|09 Feb 2017||Minneapolis, MN — Dakota Jazz Club (Private Event)|
|04 Mar 2017||
Saint Michael, MN — Le Musique Room
|12 May 2017||Ulen, MN — Ulen-Hiterdal Public School|
|13 May 2017||Ulen, MN — Top Hat Theater|
|20 May 2017||Willmar, MN — The Barn Theater|
|22 Jun 2017||Dickinson, ND — First & First Concert Series|
A Kat Perkins Christmas: Vol. II is currently in the process of being recorded thanks to those who supported the Kickstarter campaign to fund it! Not only was the goal met, but it exceeded into the ability to meet the stretch goal of recording another song for the album. The live show Home for the Holidays begins November 26th. Stay tuned for more news regarding Christmas album release and tour!
Get into the holiday spirit now with A Kat Perkins Christmas: Vol. I available now on iTunes and in the web store!
“Home for the Holidays – A Kat Perkins Christmas” is an incredible blend of traditional Christmas songs with Kat’s modern spin and show-stopping original holiday music. Her storytelling is heartwarming. She incorporates her audience with crowd participation and even features up and coming talent at each venue! It’s visually, musically, and emotionally stunning – an event for the entire family!
Dream it, do it
Kat Perkins can deliver her message to businesses, colleges, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, & leadership conferences! She can set the tone for people ages 5-85 and each appearance comes with a musical performance! Check out the files below for more information.