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Katie Dean

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Katie is a Leeds based acoustic artist, performing a variety of pop, indie, britpop & classic covers in her own unique acoustic style.
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Katie Dean is a Leeds based acoustic artist, performing a variety of pop, indie, britpop & classic covers in her own unique acoustic style. Katie has worked as a professional musician for over 5 years performing at Weddings, Restaurants & Corporate events across the UK & Overseas. From intimate ceremony music to larger scale business events, sets can be tailored to suit the occasion. Katie has worked for some amazing corporate clients including events companies working abroad for large scale networking events and has also played for UEFA Champions League in the Champions club for Manchester Utd at Old Trafford. Regular clients also include luxury bars and restaurants such as The Botanist & The potting Shed across the UK. As well as being an events entertainer, Katie is also a singer-songwriter and has released original material which has been supported well by BBC Introducing & BBC Radio. Most recently, Katie has just finshed an 8 week USA tour opening for female icon Tori Amos for 27 dates after releasing her debut EP last year.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
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2nd Encoreversary
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Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Indie, Britpop, Folk, Country, Christmas, Rock, Pop rock, Originals
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Producer, Sound technician, Dancer
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Song list

Please note this list doesn't include all - Speciality, seasonal, Christmas and Wedding songs are available on request.
Adele - To Make you feel my love
Alison Moyet - Only You
All Saints - Pure Shores
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In the dark
The Cardigans - Favourite Game
The Carpenters - Close to you
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Cindy Lauper - Time after time
Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynn - Rather Be
Coldplay - Fix You
Coldplay - Shiver
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
The Coral - Dreaming of you
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put your records on
The Cure - Friday I'm in love
The Cure - Inbetween Days
Dandy Warhols - Bohemian like you
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast at Tiffany's
Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Ed Sheeran - Shape of you
Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea
Ed Sheeran - Thinking out loud
Elvis Presley - Can't help falling in love
Ella Henderson - Yours
Etta James - At last
Fleetwood Mac - Go your own way
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Fleetwood Mac - Songbird
Foo Fighters - Best of you
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Foo Fighters - Times like these
George Ezra - Budapest
George Ezra - Hold my girl
George Ezra - Shotgun
Jackson Five - I want you back
James Bay - Hold back the river
James Bay - If you ever want to be in love
James Bay - Wild Love
James Vincent Mcmorrow - Wicked Game
John Lennon - Watching the wheels
Jonas Blue - Polaroid
Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats
Joy Division - Love will tear us apart
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
The Killers - Mr Brightside
Kings of Leon - Someone like you
Kodaline - The One
The Kooks - Naive
Lewis Capaldi - Grace
Lewis Capaldi - Someone you loved
The Libertines - Dont look back into the sun
The Lumineers - Hey Ho
Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks like a heart
Mumford and Sons - I will wait
Mumford and Sons - Lover of the light
Nat King Cole - L.O.V.E
Nico & Vinz - Am I wrong
Nirvana - Lithium
Oasis - Songbird
Oasis - Half the world away
Oasis - Dont look back in anger
Oasis - Wonderwall
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Rhianna - Diamonds
Rita Ora - I will never let you down
Robyn - Dancing on my own
Ryann Darling - I choose You
Sam Smith - Stay
Sam Smith - Love you like I can
Sarah McLaughlin - In the arms of an angel
The Script - Breakeven
Simple Minds - Dont you forget about me
Snow Patrol - You're all I have
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Stereophonics - Dakota
Stereophonics - Have a nice day
Stevie Nicks - Edge of seventeen
The Strokes - Someday
Taylor Swift - Bad blood
Taylor Swift - Red
Tom Walker - Just you and I
Travis - Why does it always rain on me
U2 - With or without you
The Vaccines - If you wanna
Vance Joy – Riptide
The Wannadies - You & Me song
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I will always try my best to be as flexible possible, to help ensure your event runs smoothly. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely, this is a service I offer for free to help keep your event atmosphere going. If you have a specific genre or type of music in mind just let me know and I can tailor the playlists to suit your event.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time. As soon as my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for the live music.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Depending on the type of event, I have vast experience in knowing what works best to ensure guests have a great time. I have a large repertorie that I usually tailor to suit each event in advance but of course I'm definitely happy to chat through setlists if you would like to get specific!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring all the equipment needed, whether that be a small outdoor event, I have a portable rig which is great for most spaces and also a Full PA system for larger events. I am also happy for you to use my microphone for any speeches or announcements if needed.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If there is a song that isn't included in my setlist, there's still a chance I already know it. However I do take song requests (up to 5 maximum) if booking within 1 month of the event. This is to account for rehearsal time.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am often complemented on my song repertoire and the ability to adapt my setlist to all different types of events. My voice is soft in tone and blends in to the atmosphere and ambience without overpowering the occasion.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have been fortunate enough to perform at some incredible venues. My own original music & covers work has taken me across the UK and overseas. I toured with Tori Amos across the US performing at 27 venues including The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and The Beacon in New York. I have also played for Champions League at Old Trafford and The Etihad Stadium.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I have wide taste in music of all genres however one of my favourite bands is Fleetwood Mac. I love learning new songs so I'm always eager to be introduced to new artists through client requests.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

The most high profile gigs I have performed would probably be when I toured and opened for Tori Amos. Each night was to over 3000 people sold out across the USA. For 27 dates across 8 weeks.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
First Dance
Special song request for your first dance. Please note - this price is if booking alongside another wedding package. Please enquire if would like to book standalone.
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, Bridal entrance song, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. All of course can be special requests (Advance Booking)
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
- Music before the service begins, bridal entrance song, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. All of these can be special requests to personalise your day. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception/wedding breakfast


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Natalie S, 1 year ago

Katie was fantastic. We booked her for New Year’s Eve and was very impressed.

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Nicolle H, 1 year ago

Katie in shortness is brilliance, she eased all worries and listened to everything we said. Her voice is beautiful and literally can fit to anyone.... This girl deserves to go far and I will be getting Katie again for ANY future events and would HIGHLY recommend. Katie you made our special day even more special and I cannot thank you enough for everything....I just wish I'd have booked you for longer 😁 thank you from all of us again.

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Jennie B, 1 year ago

Katie went above and beyond to play during our ceremony and at our drinks reception afterwards. She was willing to play all of our request (especially some that were a little different!) for the ceremony and sung them so beautifully as well as putting her own spin on it, her voice is truly incredible! Her sets during our drinks reception in the gardens made the afternoon and so many of our guests came up to us to say how amazing she was! We would definitely recommend anyone looking for an acoustic guitar singer for their wedding or any other event.

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Sarah C, 1 year ago

Katie was absolutely brilliant, she kept in touch the whole time and helped make our night amazing! My fiance and I will definitely be having Katie involved in the wedding because she made the proposal just perfect. Thank you so much Katie

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Karen D, 2 years ago

We had Katie Dean performing at a party for our daughters 30th birthday party in September, from the beginning she was very professional kept in touch with us and arrived on time, she sang a variety of songs and played guitar. She has a beautiful voice and presence and we would highly recommend her to everyone Mick

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Elizabeth H, 2 years ago

“Reward’s Managing Director, Dave Jones, saw Katie singing in Leeds City Centre and was so impressed that he invited Katie to perform her music and share her vocals at Reward’s summer networking events in 2017. Since those three events Katie has continued to share her amazing talents with us and to date has performed at six Reward Finance Group events for over 400 of our key industry contacts. The feedback from everyone has been excellent. Katie’s professionalism and reliability are key for any person that is booking entertainment, whether that be for a work or private event. And, Katie has that in abundance. However, more importantly it’s Katie’s performance and her love for music which shine through. We would highly recommend Katie with no hesitation at all.”"

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