Kay Proudlove is a singer/songwriter armed with an acoustic guitar and a bunch of wordy songs. Taking influence from artists such as Laura Marling, Katie Noonan, Darren Hanlon, Clare Bowditch, Josh Pyke and Ed Sheeran, Kay’s indie folk style is hybridised with a touch of jazz and a hint of musical theatre.
The KP EP (2012) marks Kay’s debut release featuring songs with a unique take on life’s happenings. Whether it be the ironic humour of ‘Valentine’s Day’ or the quiet reflection of ‘That’s How I Know’ chances are Kay’s songs will obnoxiously bash your funny bone or tug at your heart strings.
“The Ryan’s was one of the first places I played as a singer/songwriter so it’s cool to be going back there after a few years of gigging all around the place.” says Kay, “It’s a bit of a mystery to me who’s going to show up but I’m hoping to see a lot of old school friends and people I haven’t seen at a gig in ages.”
The recently released Valentine’s Day music video has become a fan favourite, a pleasing result for what was essentially a day spent filming in her childhood bedroom with a tripod, hand puppet and a $50 budget (most of which was spent on chocolate). Hailing from Wollongong NSW, Kay has recently performed at both The Illawarra Folk Festival (2012, 2013) and the Blue Mountains Music Festival (2013) as well as consistently gigging in Sydney and The Illawarra for the last 6 years.
“I’m having trouble writing the set list so I’m thinking I might just throw all the names of the songs into a hat and pick them out randomly. Mainly I’m just really excited to play my first headlining show. Organising the gig has been a welcome contrast to doing assessments for uni (I’m completing my honours in music this year). I have a feeling there will be a fair few customers from my work at the gig. They know me as the girl from the Coledale RSL Bistro and some sounded really surprised when I told them I was a musician too.”
Kay’s CD Launch will be at The Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul – Saturday 25th May. Doors open 8pm. Entry is $10, which includes a copy of The KP EP. Support acts are Olivia Jean Hucker and Ackers