"If Anything, 'Reckless' defies categorization. It's a musical pot of jambalaya, with equal parts blues, honky-tonk weepers, bluegrass touches, a little rock, a bit western and... well, the list could go on and on. Suffice it to say that with Hay wielding a six-string and a voice that makes Kelly Clarkson sound like Horshack on "Welcome Back Kotter", there's not a bad apple in the bunch." - The Weekend
Well... Most bands put a bio here. But I've tried and tried to write about myself in third person, and it just isn't that easy for me... So I'm just gonna tell you our story in my words, cool?
My name is Kata, and I can't remember the first time I sang on stage, but I can remember my father telling the story 25,000 times :) Basically at the age of 2, I threw a FIT asking to be put in this beauty contest, so I could "sing" in the Talent Catagory, to the point of him saying he would put up the $50 dollar entry fee to prove to me that I couldn't sing. He had no idea what he was in for... I ended up winning that contest, going on and winning the National Title, "Little Miss Southern Belle" or something like that. lol
Over time the modeling side of things fell to the side, and music became my main focus, for over 13 years my parents drove me across the US, and even flew with me across the world to Australia, twice. Just to help me pursue my music. Also over time, I found the love of being a musician, and songwriter. Songwriting especially has become incredibly important to me. My dream is to rock on a huge stage to my songs along with 1000's of people in the audience singing along. And I know if I believe hard enough, anything can happen! Yes I've watched ALOT of Disney movies. :)
About 4 years ago I met the most incredible bass player I had ever heard, or seen. His name is Robbie Helton. At the time I had no idea he would also become the most important person in my life in every way, My Husband, My Co-writer, and My Bass Player, haha. About 2 years after I met him, we decided we would start working towards playing in a band together, where I could play my songs, and he could play some funky bass!!! Basically what we wanted was no more rules, just music that you feel.
Robbie and I were lucky enough to find an insanely talented Drummer, Jason Roller, the incredible Matt Leadbetter who rips up the Lap Steel and Dobro and so we became "Kata & The Blaze".
"Kata And The Blaze pushes the envelope with a new kind of glory coming out of Knoxville. A rockable country that drops the twang and makes it easy to send Upstream. Kata appeals to the mainstream with her soulful voice and sweet southern style. Her music is simple yet refined rock to groove in the country scene or in a low key mid-city lounge. Either place is cool with Kata And The Blaze in the background."