Katie Rox

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Katie Rox
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Background information
Origin Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
Genres Indie, country
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2004 – present
Associated acts Jakalope, Sébastien Lefebvre, beekeeper, Sidney York
Website www.katieroxmusic.com

Katie Rox (born Katie Biever) is a Canadian singer-songwriter from a farm on the outskirts of Airdrie, Alberta, who currently lives in Vancouver. She performed in the past under the name Katie B.

Career[edit]

Katie Rox has previously provided backup vocals for Mandy Moore. She also sings most of the backup vocals on Songs From Instant Star 2, released in April, 2006, by Alexz Johnson, and has a cameo in the Jeremy Fisher video for "Cigarette."

Jakalope[edit]

She was the original lead singer of Jakalope. She was asked to be a part of the band when she met Dave "Rave" Ogilvie at The Warehouse Studio (recording studio owned by Bryan Adams) where she was working reception. After singing just one song, she was hired on to be the lead vocalist, as well as writing lyrics and melodies on the first two albums.[1][2]

Also known for singing the opening credits theme for Degrassi: The Next Generation in season 4 and 5.

Katie later left the band in early 2007.

Katie Rox[edit]

In 2007, Katie left Jakalope to pursue her own musical interests. She summarizes her experience with Jakalope as a time where she "grew as a songwriter, a performer, an artist, and learned many a valuable lesson".[3] Nonetheless, she felt that it was time to follow her heart and go back to her roots.

She has started a new project under the name Katie Rox.[4] Her album "High Standards" was released on January 15, 2008, which was the start of her new career. She released her 2nd record "Searchlight" in 2009. Her live performance band includes members of Beekeeper, Sidney York, and The Matinee.[5]

Sébastien & Katie[edit]

Katie teamed up with Sébastien Lefebvre (of Simple Plan) for a three song EP collaboration entitled "Christmas Etc." The two wrote and recorded the songs with Sébastien being in Montreal and Katie in Vancouver. The process was documented on a web series called "Write Here, Write There", which can be seen on their YouTube channel.

Discography[edit]

Jakalope[edit]

Solo releases[edit]

  • 2008: High Standards
  • 2009: Searchlight
  • 2011: Pony Up
  • 2014: Paper Airplanes

Sébastien & Katie[edit]

  • 2010: "Christmas Etc"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teshima, John (2006-04-21). "Jakalope's Katie Biever Went From Agricultural To Industrial". Chart. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ canoe.ca
  3. ^ ktrox.com
  4. ^ Harper, Kate (2008-07-03). "Katie Rox Tours Canada". Chart. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  5. ^ https://twitter.com/katieroxmusic/status/228004422473613312

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