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Kat McDowell

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Born in Tokyo and raised in New Zealand, Kat McDowell makes music with an Ocean Pop sound delivered in a blend of Japanese and English that is uniquely her own.
While drawing inspiration from artists like The Police and Jason Mraz, she also grew up listening to J-pop and discovered her love of the ocean and surfing as a teen in New Zealand.
Her career kick started when her first record went to no 1. on the vinyl charts in Japan selling out after two days, and has since released 4 albums, 5 mini albums and appeared on several TV commercials in Japan. She has shared the stage with artists like Switchfoot and Colbie Caillat, and played over 1000 shows across the globe..
Her mission is to connect people through music, which shows through her openness in her youtube videos and highly interactive performances. In 2015 she was a top 5 finalist in the Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter competition out of 14,000 submissions and in 2016 her youtube channel was selected as a winner in Youtube Next Up’s creator program.
Her DIY stop motion lyric video for "Language of My Heart" won the "voice of the people" award in the 2018 Independent Music Awards and in 2019 Kat's version of the White Stripes' "We're gonna be friends" was on an Xfinity and Apple commercial.
When Kat’s not singing for a Japanese princess, girls in a safe house in Nicaragua, or at a college in Oregon, she’s in the studio recording, or baking cookies, or surfing at Venice beach!

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