"Classically trained and eclectically minded, Katie Kuffel finds truth in musical simplicity"
- Howard Hardee, The Inlander
"There’s something wholly original about Katie’s body of work. She’s your new fave."
-Pat Shand, Space Between Entertainment
"With her bluesy, smoky voice and frenetic energy, Kuffel has established herself as one of the best live performers in the city (SEATTLE)"
- PHILLIP JOHNSON, SEATTLE MUSIC NEWS
Katie Kuffel is a tongue-in-cheek, Seattle-based musician smashing the piano in a manner that's not quite blues, not quite folk, and not quite like anything you've heard before. With songwriting that is both innovative and thoughtful, she explores community, feminism, and her personal experiences as an advocate against sexism and violence, with a contemporary sound that supports turbulent, poetic lyrics.
Classically trained in the cello, Katie began songwriting at an early age, composing original works with her instructors when her family inherited an old, upright piano (now housed in her Seattle apartment). She has since expanded to incorporate vocal looping and ukulele in her music. Katie stands by her belief that an artist is only as successful as their community, and strives to collaborate, support, and create opportunities for other Seattle-area musicians through projects, curation, and performance.
In 2016 Kuffel Organized, recruited, composed, and crowd-funded the Fremont Abbey Sessions, a local, community-driven music and video recording project highlighting Seattle’s musicians, talent, spaces, and resources.
Katie's band blends soul, pop, and blues to create an intense and engaging experience for audiences. Together with drummer Jordan Wiegert and bassist Jon Robinson, the trio enchants and enthralls through groove, feel, and straight up charisma. There's an undeniable flow and energy to their live show you won't want to miss.
The band recently played at KEXP's gathering space for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest Tour with winner Naia Izumi. They can be found in Seattle venues like The Crocodile, NEUMOS, and The Sunset, and throughout the greater Pacific Northwest..
They'll be heading out on a tour this summer after releasing their new album, Take it Up. Look for a show near you!