Live Nation and SJM Concerts Present Katy B at O2 Academy Leeds
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Katy B at O2 Academy Leeds Tickets
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Katy B might need to brush up on her perception skills. In an interview with The Observer earlier this year, the ‘Little Red’ singer said “Success wasn’t even on my radar”. The Londoner still seems surprised by her position at the forefront of British pop, yet that’s exactly where she finds herself. Fresh from the success of her second album, released earlier this year, the singer will hit the o2 Academy in Leeds for a celebration. Anyone lucky enough to get a ticket for the show (27th October) can expect a night of love songs for the dance floor, powered by Katy B’s unmistakeable voice.
Raised in Peckham, south London, Katy B’s musical roots lie in the sweaty dance floors of the UK garage and grime scene. For that reason, her dubstep-tinged songs undulate, ebb and flow like a DJ set. Twinned with her soulful voice and lovelorn, personal storytelling, this dance edge makes for a riveting live experience. Katy B’s songs share the relatable, everyman quality of The Streets and Arctic Monkeys, so fans at the Academy will get an inclusive experience packed with high after high.
Katy B’s musical journey began when she was known as Baby Katy. As a teenager, she sang on DJ NG’s ‘Tell Me’, which was a white label release. This led Katy to start working with Rinse FM’s Geeneus, on tracks including ‘Good Life’ and ‘As I’. When Rinse FM was recognised as an official radio station and its pirate days were behind it, released Katy B’s Benga-produced debut single ‘Katy On A Mission’. The single shot to number five in the UK singles chart. Her next one ‘Lights On’, which featured Ms. Dynamite, went one better and reached number four. Two more singles preceded the release of a debut album ‘On A Mission’, which came out in April 2011. It reached number two in the UK albums chart.
‘Little Red’, released in February, reached number one. Billed as a poppier album than its predecessor, ‘Little Red’ saw Katy work with pop songwriter extraordinaire Guy Chambers, as well as Jessie Ware and Sampha. The singer’s first UK number one album has caused her career to rocket. Now a household name, Katy B worked with The Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson on BBC 1’s The Voice. She also collaborated on ‘Greatest Day’, a song recorded especially for England’s 2014 World Cup campaign. Among the other artists involved were Gary Barlow, Melanie C and Pixie Lott, along with several footballers.
Barely six months into 2014, Katy B has achieved more than she ever imagined possible. She’ll arrive in Leeds in October as a singer with success now firmly on her radar.