A voice that pours with emotion and fills a venue, Katie and the Bad Sign have played across the UK. Hailing from Manchester and proud northerners, they describe their sound as a mix of Americana, Blues & good ole Rock n' Roll. Their 70's inspired music takes you on a journey of catchy melody to gritty guitar sounds and gravelly throttling vocals, giving an essence of Janis Joplin brought into modern-day rootsy rock.
Katie and her band have played up and down the UK at Festivals including Whychwood Festival and Upton Blues, received radio play from BBC Introducing and Planet Rock Radio, and shared bills with Jools Holland and Ocean Colour Scene
Although these past couple of years have been a turbulent time for artists it's not stopped Katie from releasing new music with the release of her fourth EP‘ Dirt On My Knees' backed by Louder Than War and Planet Rock Radio.
Katie also teamed up with Adam Lewis from Manchester band The Watchmakers together they created their song "Piece Of The Pie" which was featured on the hit Netflix film 'Kissing Booth 2” gaining over 66 million views in its first few weeks of broadcast.
'She handily pulls off the difficult feat of revealing her resilience and strength through her vulnerability.' Americana UK
“Rock with a touch of soul, the headbanger ‘Taste the Dirt’ is one that would be a thrill to hear live.” Music Mecca
“utterly captivating and hypnotizing blend of melodies and lyrics, she paints a picture that is so passionate, so raw and so rebellious yet down to earth.” - Wolf in a Suit
'Amazing Voice. Love her husk and vibrato.' -Tim Prottey- Jones (CountryLine Radio)
'Katie's singing reminds me of some of the best woman vocalists of the 70's folk rock movement, hints of Stevie Nicks and Linda Thompson.' - The Modern Folk music of America