KTEE has been singing since the moment she spoke her first word and hasn’t stopped since. Countless hours of her childhood were spent in her tiny room in Maria Neustift (Austria), her home town. This is where she trained her voice on her own, relying only on her mother’s bulky red tape recorder. One pop song after another was recorded, listened to, analyzed and re-sung until she was fully satisfied with the sound. In fact, 102 recordings were collected on her treasured cassettes to the point of breaking – literally.
Heavily influenced by her parents’ desire to see her with a degree that offered “proper career prospects” KTEE studied at the University of Vienna where she continued working on her singing skills – this time without her tape recorder and not at all alone. She not only had voice coaches to help with voice training, but also roommates and neighbors to annoy with her “gugugus” and “nenenenes” in other words singing exercises. Once, her “understanding” neighbors even threatened to call the police for noise disturbance! – but she couldn’t and wouldn’t be stopped.
It wasn’t the university atmosphere, but her everlasting, internal yearning to sing that led her to move to Vienna. .
Shortly thereafter, she successfully qualified in a singing competition (The Voice), which can be viewed kind of the beginning of her career, since she got to know her present producer there.
After living abroad (Ireland), where she discovered her passion for songwriting, the urge to really make it big in the music industry was stronger than ever before and the search for her musical identity started anew. “It took some time until I found my place in the world of music, but I never stopped following my dream and now I am more than happy to share who I am with the rest of the world.”
In January 2019 she’ll release her newest single “Melody”, in which KTEE sings about her greatest love – music.
Meldoy reflects the singer’s attitude that self-love is precondition for finding your soulmate and that another person can never be the missing puzzle piece in your life.
Bottle Rocket 8pm
Formed in 2015 Bottlerocket are relatively new to the East London Jazz scene. Hailing from a diverse range of musical backgrounds Tom Hadley (Sax), Chris Foley (Guitar), Andy Davis (Bass) and Matt Fernand (Drums) dish out a mix of originals with elegant melodies, underpinned by infectious grooves, interspersed with a selection of re imagined classic tunes.