Katy Tiz

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Katy Tiz
Birth nameKate Alexandra Tizzard
Born (1988-07-06) 6 July 1988 (age 33)[citation needed]
United Kingdom
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active2012–present
Labels5Towns Records (former)
Atlantic Records (former)
Lava, Republic (former)

Kate Alexandra Tizzard (born 6 July 1988)[citation needed] is a British pop singer-songwriter. She covered Rock Mafia's single "The Big Bang" in 2014 to moderate success. She subsequently signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records.

Tiz released a second single called "Whistle (While You Work It)".


In late 2012, she was signed to Lava/Republic, and Warner/Chappell Publishing, and released three stand-alone singles, "Famous", "Heart" and "Red Cup".[1]

Shortly after parting ways with Lava/Republic in 2013, Tiz partnered with songwriting/production duo Rock Mafia.[2] Tiz released a cover of Rock Mafia's song "The Big Bang", which debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on 17 May 2014.[3]

Besides her own music, Tiz has also written hits for other artists such as Girls' Generation, Cheryl Cole, among others.[4] Other co-writing credits include Livvia, Sarah Jeffery, Park Ye-eun and High15 whos track 'No Drama' was performed at the 2019 Melodifestivalen.[5]

Tiz has co-written and featured on a number of successful dance tracks including the 2016 single 'Samurai' with Canadian DJ and producer Vanic and the Martin Jensen edit of 'So We Go'[6] with Lithuanian music producer Gaullin in 2020. Tiz is also a dolphin trainer.[citation needed]

In May 2014, she was picked as Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month and was featured on NBC's Today show hosted by Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, where she performed live his single "The Big Bang".

Tiz released a follow-up single in 2015, "Whistle (While You Work It)". Tiz said in an interview that she wrote the song about a darker period in her life where she felt like nothing was going her way, but her brother was there to tell her to chin up, keep moving, and never give up.[7] It was cowritten with Kinetics & One Love and Emily Warren and was produced by JR Rotem.[8]

A music video for "Whistle (While You Work It)" was filmed and released by Syndrome Studio and director James Larese. The Xanadu-like video combines live action with animation elements and shows Tiz springing to life from street art, then proceeding on an adventure with a crew of animated animal friends. As of 2020 the video has over 8 million views on YouTube. For The Sims 4 'Get to Work' expansions pack, Whistle was recorded in the fictional language 'Simlish'.[9] Tiz is an avid animal lover and fan of Banksy's street art and has said in an interview, "This video comes from my love of graffiti artwork and takes inspiration from some of the greatest fairytales of all time."[10]

Tiz started the indie dance group 'Neeka' in collaboration with Swedish songwriter Negin Djafari. The duo's first single "Following The Sun"[11] with Super-Hi was released in October 2020 and, in January 2021, charted in the top 40 radio chart in Germany.[12]



Year Song Peak chart
Certifications Album
2012 "Famous" N/A
2013 "Heart"
"Red Cup"
2014 "The Big Bang" 100 26 11
2015 "Whistle (While You Work It)" 42 14 120
2016 "Samurai" (Vanic featuring Katy Tiz)
2018 "Life (feat. Ed Drewett)"
2020 "So We Go" (Gaullin featuring Katy Tiz)


  1. ^ "Katy Tiz – Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  2. ^ Hampp, Andrew (28 April 2014). "How An Unsigned Unknown Won Over Clear Channel". Billboard. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  3. ^ "The Hot 100". Billboard. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Kate Tizzard BMI writers' credits". BMI. 1 June 2015. Archived from the original on 26 July 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Melodifestivalen 2019: High15 - "No Drama"". Eurovisionworld.com. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Katy Tiz Talks Her Debut Album, Breaking into The American Market & Twerking: Idolator Interview". Idolator. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  8. ^ "The Global Leader in Music Publishing | Warner/Chappell Music". 22 October 2017. Archived from the original on 22 October 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Katy Tiz - Whistle (While You Work It) OFFICIAL VIDEO". YouTube. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Katy Tiz's "Whistle (While You Work It)" Video Is An Animated/Live-Action Blockbuster: Idolator Premiere". Idolator. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  11. ^ [2][dead link]
  12. ^ "Radio-Charts Deutschland Hauptchart". Radiocharts.com. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  13. ^ Ryan, Gavin (4 April 2015). "ARIA Singles: Major Lazer Has No 1 Song". Noise11. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Katy Tiz Whalereport iTunes records". Whalereport. 1 June 2015. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  15. ^ "New Zealand single certifications". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 24 July 2015.

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