Kate Rogers

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Kate Rogers
Birth name Kate Rogers
Origin Toronto, Canada
Genres Pop Trip Hop
Instruments Voice, acoustic guitar, baritone ukulele, harmonica
Years active 1998–present
Labels Grand Central Records
Associated acts Mark Rae, Rae & Christian, Aim, Jon Kennedy, The Coast, Tony D
Website http://www.katerogers.net/

Kate Rogers is the cousin of Grand Central Records head Mark Rae. She was born just outside Toronto, Canada and as a child studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music.

She later attended Fashion Design College and during this period she recorded her first song at Grand Central's studio, entitled "Fine". The song was later released on the compilation album Central Heating 2 (2000).

In 1999, she appeared on a track for Aim's debut album, Cold Water Music, which was followed by appearances on the records of a several other Grand Central acts.

Rogers has recorded three albums of her own, the second, Seconds (2005), consists of cover versions of artists including The Smiths, Radiohead, The Pixies and Green Day.

In 2006, Rogers performed with Toronto indie band, The Coast.

Rogers' third album, Beauregard will be released under the group name "Kate Rogers Band". The other band members are:

  • Matt Bannister - acoustic/electric guitar, vocals
  • Blue Dunlap - acoustic/electric guitar, lapsteel guitar
  • Tom Howell - piano, fiddle, vocals
  • Joanna Borromeo - piano, fiddle, vocals
  • John Dinsmore - upright/electric bass
  • Jake Wilkinson - Trumpet
  • Joshua Van Tassel - drums
  • Ryan Granville Martin - drums

The album will be released on Rogers' own independent record label. Recording of the album is complete, and it was due for release in October 2008, but has been delayed.



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