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Welcome to All About Katie. This site is an appreciation of Katie Melua - the beautiful and talented singer-songwriter with the caramel eyes and sublime voice, and the finest interpreter of a song I have ever heard.

It is also a repository of information about her music, DVDs, videos, tour dates, images, and anything else of interest to her fans. I have put my heart and soul into this project. Katie has given me so much and this is my way of saying thank-you. I hope Ketefans all over the world will find something interesting here about our favourite artist. Enjoy!
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18.08.18   >   Katie Bite: I Do Believe In Love

17.08.18   >   Lyric card: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

16.08.18   >   Thoughts on a new album

We are all eagerly awaiting a new album from Katie, but what might we expect from it when it does arrive? One thing we do know is that Katie doesn't like to stand still. She is progressing along a musical journey. Each of her albums so far has been different, and I would expect the same from her next one. There are some patterns: we usually see a couple of covers and a couple of collaborations along with a handful of songs written by herself. I'm not sure she yet has the confidence in herself to release an album entirely of her own songs, much as that would be something I would dearly cherish. Nor do I see her releasing an album of covers, which is something she could do in her sleep.
Bear in mind she's an indie artist now, which probably necessitates a more stripped-back approach. I don't think we'll be seeing the orchestral arrangements of Secret Symphony again. But it will be interesting to see if she goes for a simple voice and guitar approach or gets the band into the studio to add keyboard, bass, and drums. I know many of her fans like her to play with a band. Personally, I prefer it when she sings alone with her guitar, as in Fields of Gold.
Then there's the Gori Women's Choir, who featured on In Winter. That was a very special collaboration and I imagine Katie would love to work with them again. Perhaps they will feature on one or two songs but I'd be surprised if they contributed as heavily as on In Winter. I'd be happy with a permanent move in that direction but I doubt if Katie would - I think she is too keen to explore new paths. That is one of the reasons why her albums always generate so much anticipation. You just don't know what you will get. All I know is I completely trust her and whatever direction she takes us I'll be following along and marvelling at the scenery.

15.08.18   >   Katie Bite: Faraway Voice

14.08.18   >   Track Notes 27: Sometimes When I'm Dreaming

Album:  

Writer(s)

Mike Batt

Length:

3:38

Trivia:

This song was originally performed by Art Garfunkel on "The Art Garfunkel Album". Later it was covered by Agnetha Fältskog on her album "My Colouring Book".

Lyrics:

 Sometimes When I'm Dreaming 

13.08.18   >   Tricks of the Trade!

12.08.18   >   Lyric card: It's Only Pain

11.08.18   >   Diamonds Are Forever

10.08.18   >   Katie Bite: Gold In Them Hills

09.08.18   >   Smile please, Katie!

08.08.18   >   Track Notes 26: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Album:  

Writer(s)

John Lennon & Paul McCartney

Length:

3:07

Trivia:

A legendary Beatles song from their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It is often rumoured to be about LSD but McCartney has repeatedly denied this and it is instead said to be inspired by John's son Julian who drew a picture at nursery school that he called 'Lucy - in the sky with diamonds', thought to be a picture of his classmate Lucy O'Donnell.

Katie's version on Piece By Piece is acoustic. She has also done a live version which is on the 'B-Sides' album.

Lyrics:

 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds 

07.08.18   >   Katie on Instagram

Having fun with Polly Scattergood. They wrote 'Red Balloons' together.

06.08.18   >   Lyric card: I Do Believe In Love

05.08.18   >   Katie Bite: I Cried For You

04.08.18   >   Katie on Instagram

Katie is in France at the moment. Does she ever go home?

03.08.18   >   Sketch effect

02.08.18   >   Track Notes 25: It's Only Pain

Album:  

Writer(s)

Mike Batt

Length:

3:16

Released:

11 September 2006

CD tracks

1. It's Only Pain
2. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
3. It's Only Pain (acoustic)

Trivia:

Katie's seventh single, the fourth from Piece By Piece. This song is thought to be about Katie's break-up with then boyfriend Luke Pritchard. But bear in mind that Mike Batt wrote the song, not Katie, so it would be his observation of events rather than her own feelings.
The video for the track was shot at the derelict Alexandra Palace theatre.

Lyrics:

 It's Only Pain 

01.08.18   >   Gig Alert! Katie to play at Borderline for #GetLoud

31.07.18   >   Lyric card: I Cried For You

30.07.18   >   Katie's been having some fun on the beach!

29.07.18   >   I Could Watch This All Day!

28.07.18   >   Recent Tour pics added

I've added some pics from Katie's recent summer tour to the Gallery section. There are images from Mlyn Jazz Festival, Poland and Pori Jazz Festival, Finland

27.07.18   >   Amen to that, Joe!

Joe Yoshida, Katie's drummer on the summer tour, sums it up nicely... 

27.07.18   >   Review of Katie's Pori performance

There's a lovely review of Katie's set at the Pori Jazz Festival here > Katie Melua's wonderful performance takes the listener on a deep journey

26.07.18   >   Track Notes 24: I Do Believe In Love

Album:  

Writer(s)

Katie Melua

Length:

3:01

Trivia:

Katie plays the piano on this track. This is something she can do perfectly well, but rarely does.

Lyrics:

 I Do Believe In Love 

25.07.18   >   < SAD FACE > Summer Tour Over!

via Katie on Instagram

24.07.18   >   Lyric card: Just Like Heaven

23.07.18   >   Katie on Instagram

The summer mini tour is over. Katie was...
Perfect in Poland
Impressive in Iceland
Sensational in Spain
Fabulous in Finland

22.07.18   >   Katie on Instagram: Pics from Pori

21.07.18   >   Katie on Instagram

Now she's on her way to Finland for the final leg of her July mini tour. I get exhausted just thinking about her travels!

20.07.18   >   Katie Chocolate!

Katie put this pic on Instagram from her midweek trip to Switzerland. Katie Melua Swiss chocolate. I mean, come on, a match made in heaven!

20.07.18   >   Track Notes 23: I Cried For You

Album:  

Writer(s)

Katie Melua

Length:

3:39

Released:

2005

UK Singles Chart:

35

Trivia:

A song written by Katie about the idea of Jesus and Mary Magdalene having had a close relationship and the loss Mary would have felt. It was released as a double A-side with "Just Like Heaven".

CD tracks

1. I Cried For You

2. Just Like Heaven

3. Pictures On A Video Screen

Lyrics:

 I Cried For You 

19.08.18   >   Katie on Instagram

Some pics from her fabulous intimate evening concert in Switzerland last night. No doubt magical for all who attended.

18.08.18   >   Katie in Switzerland!

More pics from Katie on Instagram, celebrating her brother Zurab's birthday in Switzerland. Does this woman never stop travelling? Next up, Finland...

17.07.18   >   Happy Birthday Zurab!

Katie posted a lovely pic on Instagram yesterday with her brother Zurab on his birthday.

17.07.18   >   Lyric card: Thank You, Stars

16.07.18   >   More from Katie in Barcelona

15.07.18   >   Katie on Instagram

Katie was performing in Spain on Friday night, then attending an event at the Georgian School in London on Saturday! Wish I knew where she gets her energy from.

15.07.18   >   Katie on Instagram

Katie was brilliant in Barcelona!

14.07.18   >   Track Notes 22: Just Like Heaven

Album:  

Writer(s)

Robert Smith, Porl Thompson,Simon Gallup, Lol Tolhurst,Boris Williams

Length:

3:35

Released:

2005

UK Singles Chart:

35

Trivia:

A song by The Cure, recorded by Katie for the soundtrack to the movie Just Like Heaven, starring Reese Witherspoon. The song was released as a double A side along with "I Cried For You"

CD tracks

1. I Cried For You

2. Just Like Heaven

3. Pictures On A Video Screen

Lyrics:

 Just Like Heaven 

13.07.18   >   More Tour Pics From Katie

12.07.18   >   Two Down, Two To Go!

11.07.18   >   Katie Goes To Iceland

More Instagram images from Katie as she moves on to Iceland for the second leg of her summer tour.

10.07.18   >   More from Katie on Instagram

Katie went down a storm at the Mlyn Jazz Festival in Poland. (Of course she did! Goes without saying.)

09.07.18   >   Katie on Instagram

08.07.18   >   Lyric card: On The Road Again

07.07.18   >   Good Luck, Katie!

Katie kicks off her summer mini tour today in Poland at the Mlyn Jazz Festival. If you're going you're in for a treat as always!

06.07.18   >   Katie Bite: Half Way Up The Hindu Kush

05.07.18   >   Katie on Instagram

05.07.18   >   Katie's Summer Mini Tour

Just a reminder that Katie's mini tour begins this weekend. She's doing four gigs across Europe with a four-piece band. Here's her Facebook post from earlier in the year.

04.07.18   >   Katie on Instagram


03.07.18   >   Track Notes 21: Thank You, Stars

Album:  

Writer(s)

Mike Batt

Length:

3:39

YouTube:

Nice little video of Thank You, Stars

Lyrics:

 Thank You, Stars 

02.07.18   >   Lyric card: Blue Shoes

01.07.18   >   Katie on Instagram

Katie posted a little Instagram story showing her rehearsing with a band. She has some gigs in July so that is probably the reason for it.


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