Kate Rose has been writing songs when she was 11. After playing one of her originals at a recital for the the now defunct Rock School KC- she was approached by Michael “Seven” Summers, the in-house producer at Strange Music about writing with some artists on the label. At 15, Kate wrote and recorded the hook that became part of the song “A Certain Comfort” that appear on Tech N9ne’s Special Effects album. She went on to write a hook and bridge on the song “House of Cards” from Black Ink, an album by another Strange Music rapper that goes by Prozak. When putting together songs from The Storm, Tech N9ne’s latest solo album, Seven used verses from one of Kate’s original songs and Tech’s rap to create the song “Hold On Me.” Beyond that Kate has been a part of the 2013 GRAMMY Music Revolution Project (Where she met John Hermes, who plays keyboards for The Garden). She also was an Official Showcase performer at the 2015 Folk Alliance International conference. She has performed dozens of shows around the Greater Kansas City area including festivals like Make Music Liberty and PorchFest KC. She recorded Bittersweet, a short collection of originals that was released as an EP in the fall of 2016. She was featured on 38 The Spot’s “Behind the Spotlight” this past spring. Her music has been featured on River Trade Radio on KKFI, 81Sixty on 90.9, 97.5 The Quake in southern Kansas, and 105.9 KISSFM in Lawrence. She met Gracie Miller, the drummer of The Garden through Rock School KC, and Elijah Hazim (on bass) and Braden Wallace (guitar) while a student at Olathe East High School, where she be graduating from in May. Kate will be attending the Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University in the fall, where she will be a Music Business major.
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