Recipe for Katy Gunn: Pour equal parts of the following into large bowl:
Ella, Bettie Paige, Wonder Woman, Hip-Hop, pure joy, Brain-Dance, unrequited love, sinful debauchery, Idealism to a fault, and (quite a bit of) sarcasm.
Cook for any length of time to achieve varying results or moods. All results will be rich rich rich.
From the gritty underground of Brooklyn, NY, Katy Gunn - a DIY'er with a vengeance (she wrote, recorded, engineered and produced her solo EP), self-funded by - well, let's just say it was creative... delivers her own truth in a harmonic style reminiscent of the 1930s and modern enough to defy genre.
Having grown up on a ranch in the southern Arizona desert near the border with Mexico, the young Katy was entranced by the mysterious landscape, her parents’ LPs of Shostakovich and Bach, songs sung by the migrant laborers, and by British pop on American radio. From the age of two, she routinely stole her brother’s violin and practiced secretly in the broom closet.
Dropping out of high school to study classical violin at University, soloing abroad and also playing the role as concert master, she eventually abandoned the staid classical world to pursue her own style of writing and performing. She traveled restlessly between San Francisco, West Hollywood, Chicago, New York, Spain and Brazil before settling in Brooklyn.
Katy Gunn’s first group project was Katy vs Evil. She wrote and co-produced the group’s album Volume One with film composer and programmer David Majzlin, who has worked with artists Lou Reed and Fernando Saunders. Her self-released EP is a willing teaser for the upcoming album, which should be released in the fall of 2009, but let's not rush her, shall we?