Supported by Isle of Man Arts Council
Saturday 13 th and Sunday 14th May 2017
Having already scored a number one in the iTunes Country Chart, organisers of Isle of Man Cyclefest presented by Isle of Man Bank are delighted to announce that Katy Hurt will perform at Milntown this May as part of the PokerStars entertainment.
As country music returns to its roots as a more stripped back emotional genre, Katy is one talent ready to ride that train. Growing up in the States, Katy gained an instinctive understanding and appreciation of the country sound and the sound of America, even making her first recording at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis. However, it was back in England that Katy’s career really started to blossom.
The success of Katy’s first single, Part Time Girlfriend, which reached number two in iTunes Country Chart, pre-empted a whirlwind of events that have elevated her profile in the world of country music. She was almost immediately signed up as a Yamaha Artist and then offered a publishing deal by Metropolis, one of Europe’s best creative teams.
Katy’s talent as an innovative singer-songwriter had already been recognised well before that, however, when she reached the Finals of the Live and Unsigned competition at the O2 Arena in 2013. A year later Katy released her debut EP, which resulted in a nomination for the Horizon Act of the Year at the British CMA Awards.
With two successful singles riding high in the download charts, 2016 proved to be a very busy year for Katy. Besides gigging most weeks, Katy graduated from ACM’s Song writing & Artist Development program and became their first ever student to be signed up by Metropolis Music Publishing, the award-winning team behind her number one single, Love You More. She also picked up a nomination from the BCMA as female vocalist of the year and will go into the New Year as a judge for the Yamaha pop up stages.
Katy already looks like one graduate ready to follow her fellow ACM alumni, Ed Sheeran and Newton Faulkner on the path to stardom, and with the first pieces in place for her anticipated debut album, we can expect much more of this bright talent in 2017.
Accompanied by guitarist Gab Zsapka, Katy will be playing a special stripped down set both Saturday and Sunday on Cyclefest’s Village Stage, which is supported by Isle of Man Arts Council. Wristband tickets are on sale now with prices starting from just £10 for adults with discounts available across weekend tickets and family bundles.