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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.

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Katie's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Damien H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Katie was fantastic. She went about her business with complete professionalism and her performance was just perfect for our wedding. Thank you so much

Vicky B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

2nd time booking with Katie and she was just as a fantastic as we remembered. Lots of our guests remembered her from the first time round also and commented at how fab she was. Great mix of songs and her voice suited our baby’s christening perfectly. Her interaction with the children in attendance was wonderful. Would definitely recommend and would definitely book again!

Gareth R
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Katie was absolutely fantastic! She was really friendly and personable, arrived on time and set up really easily. Her sets were perfect for the occasion, she learnt and played two new songs for me. She was really helpful during my speech and also post-gig whilst we had some challenges with the venue's PA system! Finally, she is a fantastic singer and got rave reviews from all guests. Thank you so much, Katie!

Rachael R
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Book, book, book Katie! Katie performed at our wedding at Middleton Lodge Estate, during our drinks reception, and she was absolutely wonderful. Our guests absolutely loved her and she set a perfect drinks reception vibe. Thank you so much Katie, you’re amazing x x

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From other customers:

Karen D
5 years ago, for a Birthday party in Leeds
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5 out of 5

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

Elizabeth H
5 years ago, for a Corporate event in Central House
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5 out of 5

“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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Katie's 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
Alanis Morissett - Ironic
Alison Moyet - Only You
All Saints - Pure Shores
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
Barry Louis Polisar - All I Want
Ben E King - Stand by me
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In the dark
Bryan Adams - Heaven
Bruno Mars - Marry You
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 Coors - So young
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
Ellie Goulding - How long will I love you
Elton John - Can you feel the love tonight
Elton John - Your Song
Etta James - At last
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Fleetwood Mac - Songbird
Florence and the machine - You got the love
Foo Fighters - Best of you
Foo fighters - Everlong
Foo Fighters - Times like these
George Ezra - Budapest
George Ezra - Hold my girl
George Ezra - Shotgun
George Ezra - Paradise
Jackson Five - I want you back
James Arthur - Say you won't let go
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
Kodaline - All I want
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
Mcfly - Obviously
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
Robbie Williams - She's the one
Ryann Darling - I choose You
Sam Smith - Stay
Sam Smith - Love you like I can
Sarah McLaughlin - In the arms of an angel
Shania Twain - From this moment
Shania Twain - You're still the one
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
Stevie Wonder - Signed sealed delivered
The Strokes - Someday
Taylor Swift - Bad blood
Taylor Swift - Red
Tom Walker - Just you and I have
Train - Drops of Jupiter
Train - Marry Me
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

Katie's Prices

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
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.
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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