Cate Song is a NYC-based singer/songwriter making introspective piano-based pop music with a touch of soul. It's something that you'd hear if Sara Bareilles and Alicia Keys were at a jam session. She is an accountant by day and musician by night. In other words, she crunches numbers when the sun comes out so that she can live out her dream by moonlight.
Cate was classically trained on the piano from an early age and you can often find classical stylings interwoven throughout her songs. Growing up in the '90s, Cate was influenced by legendary pop and R&B artists such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Boyz II Men. In high school and college, Cate developed her piano and vocal skills while playing with various music groups and bands in churches, weddings, coffeeshops and festivals. She discovered artists and bands such as Derek Webb, Nichole Nordeman and Death Cab for a Cutie, and grew to love carefully-crafted lyrics. She eventually began to write her own songs and over the span of 2003 and 2007, a handful of songs emerged from her creative mind, 8 of which eventually ended up on her debut album, Images (released in December 2008). Cate continued to hone her songwriting and released another project, Inside EP, in October 2010. Inside EP showcases 5 songs highlighting Cate's progression as a songwriter and vocalist.
Cate connects with listeners who are keen to introspective, emotive and lyrical music. She continues to win over audiences with captivating live performances and you can catch her show in various music venues throughout New York City.
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