Singer/songwriter Kate Havnevik, currently one of the hottest new artists on myspace.com, plays a gig in London on 24 August showcasing songs from her upcoming album 'Melankton'.
As a young Norwegian girl, Kate Havnevik began her musical exploration wanting to be a classical and jazz guitar player. Then at the age of 14 she changed her mind and joined an all female punk band, rehearsing and playing at Oslo's controversial punk HQ, Blitz.
With professional classical musicians as parents, she herself is a skilled musician in her own right and plays both the guitar and the piano to a high level. Although she prefers to concentrate on her vocal performance when doing live gigs, she occasionally grabs an instrument to enhance the experience.
Recently she has been enjoying considerable attention for her work on both sides of the Atlantic, not least because of her recent collaboration with Röksopp, Carmen Rizzo and Noel Hogan of the Cranberries. Her songs have also featured in popular TV shows such as 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'The OC'.
Kate has formed her own record label to have as an outlet for her music and she has been a hit on myspace.com, the website which recently has rocketed British acts The Arctic Monkeys and Lily Allen to international stardom. Her debut album is out on 4 September - for more info, click here. The single 'Unlike Me' is out in shops on 21 August.
The Bush Hall
310 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7LJ
Admission £8. Tickets online at www.ticketweb.co.uk or over the phone; 08700 600 100 (24 hour)