2012 Nominee – Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year – 22nd Annual LA Music Awards
2012 Nominee – Record of the Year – 22nd Annual LA Music Awards “Lost Inside a Moment”
2012 Nominee – HOT AC Artist of the Year – 22nd Annual LA Music Awards
2013 Nominee – Female Singer/Songerwriter of the Year – 23rd Annual LA Music Awards
2014 Nominee – Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year – 24th Annual LA Music Awards
2014 Nominee – Record of the Year – 24th Annual LA Music Awards “Lay it all Down”
2014 Nominee – Americana Album of the Year – 24th Annual LA Music Awards “Lay it all Down”
Katie Cole is an Australian recording artist and songwriter. She was born in Melbourne and her career began with songwriting, touring and recording in Australia. After being contacted by record producer Howard Willing, Cole relocated to Los Angeles, where she currently resides and works. In 2010–2011, Cole released Lost Inside a Moment, an EP produced by Willing. The recording spawned two singles, the title track and “Sunrise”, both of which were playlisted on BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom.
In 2011, Cole released a five-track album called Melodiem via Bandcamp. Her first full-length album, Lay It All Down, will be released in March 2014.
Cole’s career began in Australia, where she wrote songs for Gloria Gaynor and other dance artists, toured, and released her debut EP. After publishing an autobiography on her website, which included a list of producers and songwriters she would most like to work with, she was contacted by Howard Willing. Following several trips to the United States to work on music projects, Cole decided to relocate to Los Angeles, where she currently resides. She also travels to Nashville frequently.
In 2009, Cole provided backing vocals on “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, performed by Dean Martin featuring Scarlett Johansson on his album My Kind of Christmas. Her vocals also appear on Glen Campbell’s albums Ghost on the Canvas (2011) and See You There (2013), and in music by Cheap Trick and New Church of Ease.
In 2010–2011, Cole released Lost Inside a Moment, an EP produced by Willing. Two singles from the recording, “Lost Inside a Moment” and “Sunrise”, were playlisted by the United Kingdom’s BBC Radio 2 in June and August–September 2011, respectively. A third song was also broadcast. In 2011, her single “Gravity” was used in an advertising campaign by Movado in the United States. The company also sponsored a profile of Cole for publication in The New York Times.
In 2011, Cole released a five-track album called Melodiem via Bandcamp. In March 2014, she will release her first full-length album, Lay It All Down, featuring Kris Kristofferson (“Penelope”) and the single “I Can’t Wait”. The album has been called a “collection of Americana, pop and Folk-infused tracks”.
Cole has performed in London (September 2011) and throughout the United States, and appears regularly at Los Angeles venues. In Phoenix, she performed by Toby Keith’s bar for whooznxt.com. She has shared the stage with Jackson Browne, Glen Campbell, Anna Nalick and Sam & Ruby. Cole has been sponsored by Cole Clark Guitars, Movado and Sennheiser. She enjoys interacting with her fans via social media.
She will be opening for The Smashing Pumpkins on their first ever acoustic tour in June 2015.