Kathryn Dean Biography
2014 was an incredible year for Kathryn Dean in which she performed at Sunset Sessions (to rave reviews), wrote and recorded her first EP, released her first single "I'll Show You Crazy" and began to dig her way into over 40 Non-Comm radio stations on regular rotation. To bring her creative vision to life, Kathryn teamed up with writers/producers who have worked with such musical greats as Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, The Mars Volta, and Counting Crows. The official music video for the single was directed by Paul Boyd whose many credits include - Goo Goo Dolls, Seal, Celine Dion and Sting. After an incredibly successful indie release of her EP, Dean is now armed to debut her full length album "Hit The Lights", featuring five emotionally explosive new tracks in addition to new productions from her EP. "Hit The Lights" will ship to radio March 2015 with a release date of April 28th, 2015.
Beyond writing for her own music releases, Kathryn's songwriting catalogue has been used in films, television and compilations. Her originals have been featured on NBC's coverage of the nationally televised Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Special and various shows on CBS, ABC and MTV. She has been twice selected as a semi-finalist in ReverbNation's Un-Signed Only American Song Writing Contest and is an International Acoustic Music Award recipient. In August 2014 her songs 'So Undeniable' and 'Told You So' were heard by a television viewing audience that averages about 42 million an episode in Brazil on the nighttime drama MALHACAO. The result was over 4 million video views of the episodes in which the songs were featured and an ever-growing international fan base. Upon completion and release of her full-length album early 2015, tour dates will commence.
When asked about her songwriting Kathryn says, "My songs are a reflection of my own experiences and those around me. Songwriting is very cathartic for me and I hope that my songs are as therapeutic for my listeners."
Kathryn splits her time between San Diego and Los Angeles. She is a huge animal advocate and loves to take credit for being the first person to discover Adele (ha-ha).