“It doesn’t matter how good you are, you still need to show up, ON TIME.” – Aside from being a gifted natural talent, K. Emeline marks this quote from her high school choir director, as a motto to live by. It also explains one of the many reasons why we love working with her : ) The best part is, she really IS that good. From Tupac and Sublime to Alicia Keys and Allen Stone, clients can expect a diverse and dynamic song selection when K. Emeline is behind the mic. This month we invite you to learn about a newer musician on our roster who has quickly become one of the most requested in town. When aspiring musicians ask how to get a foothold in the industry – we just point at Kaitlyn and tell them to take notes.
Prince or Michael Jackson?
Yikesssss. I love both, I can’t choose! Two artist I will NEVER get tired of.
Stevie Wonder or Ray Charles?
Tupac or Biggie?
Paul McCartney or John Lennon?
Aretha Franklin or Etta James?
Man, literally two of my biggest idols. How could I compare these two queens? I’d have to say Aretha Franklin. I wouldn’t be the singer I am today without her. If I can be a 1/4 of how good Aretha is, I’d die peacefully.
Name 3 musicians/groups that you will listen to for the rest of your life:
This is so hard, I’m greedy. I want to listen to whoever…forever! I’m cheating, giving you 5. I feel guilty even comparing.
Aretha Franklin , Prince, Stevie Wonder, Lauren Hill, Michael Jackson
Who were you listening to before sitting down to answer all these questions?
Currently: Po’ Folks – Nappy Roots / Previous: I Feel for You – Chaka Khan
What style would YOU call your music?
How old were you when you started playing music and who got you going?
First song you ever wrote; what was it about? When is the last time you played it?!
My first song was probably something crazy, I don’t remember. I used to write songs and even sometimes raps with my sister and cousin when we’d be at the beach or just chillin by the bonfire, island style. The song was likely to either be about food, the beach or surfing- that was basically my childhood.
What do you remember about your first public performance?
Tell us about one of the best gigs you ever played:
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I performed on a stage in a pool at an all inclusive resort right on the beach, literally. This was my first time gigging internationally and using my passport. Paid gig, paid travel, and lifetime memories…pretty sweet deal.
Tell us about one of the weirdest gigs you ever played:
What are a couple of your most proud achievements as a musician?
I haven’t won any cool, fancy sounding awards…YET, but last year in August/September I quit my cocktail/bar-tending job and every other job I was working (since 16 it was two or more jobs), and went 100% full time with music and my business. Before, I was gigging pretty frequently on the side for a couple years, but I was never making full time income from it like now.
Another big achievement was just proving people wrong; growing up I was the rebellious little girl that 100% believed that I was going to be a singer/entertainer and I refused to live a life I wasn’t proud of or was miserable living. You couldn’t convince me otherwise if you tried. I didn’t always get support and often I got the magical question, “what’s your plan b?” Um, nothing bro. Mind is made.
Any local or up-and-coming musicians you love that more people need to know about?
Any advice to your younger self or other musicians starting out?
I would advise my younger self to be ahead of the game and eliminate distractions. I’d tell myself to never lose sight of the bigger picture and meet my short term goals that compound over time. Hey younger K, you can do it and be yourself. If people love it, cool. If not, oh well.
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