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What's All About Katie All About?
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!
Any opinions expressed here are mine, not Katie's!!
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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
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
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
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
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
Track Notes: I Do Believe In Love
Katie plays the piano on this track. This is something she can do perfectly well, but rarely does.
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
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
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
Track Notes: 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.