|Birth name||Katherine Maray Nestel|
|Born||April 3, 1990|
Orange County, California, United States
|Associated acts||The Dirty Heads, The Monsters and the Strangerz, Vicetone|
Katherine "Kat" Nestel (born April 3, 1990) is an American recording artist and songwriter. In June 2013 she signed with management company 1916 MGMT, and soon after she signed a publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis. As of February 2014, Kat has signed with production team The Monsters and the Strangerz for her artist project. She is currently writing on various Top 40 projects with The Suspex, Jonas Jeberg, Matt Squire, The Stereotypes, Jean Baptiste and more. Kat gained mainstream recognition for her brief stint on the popular Fox show American Idol. She has also gained notability from her various YouTube videos with Rome from Sublime with Rome, many of which have garnered over 2 million views. In 2010, Kat sang background vocals on the Dirty Heads song "Lay Me Down" which eventually became a #1 Hit on the Billboard Alternative and All Formats Rock charts.
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Kat is a singer/songwriter from Orange County, California. She draws inspiration from her life experiences and the artists she grew up emulating. Kat started performing at a young age, and has performed over 300 shows in Southern California since she began playing at the age of 14. Kat has formed relationships with many influential musicians and industry professionals, which has helped lead to many notable collaborations with artists like The Dirty Heads and Rome. Recently, Kat made her first national television appearance, when she performed on "Chasing Rainbows" and "Supergirl" on AXS Live.
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