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“I Can’t Fix Us Two” On ABC’s Private Practice

“I Can’t Fix Us Two” will be featured on this week’s episode of ABC’s ‘Private Practice.’ Hear Katie’s song on Thursday, October 8th at 10/9c.

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10 Questions For Indie Week Canada

I am Katie Costello. I am originally from Los Angeles, California, but I now live in New York City.

Friday, October 9, 2009 @ The Free Times Cafe, Toronto, Canada

Youtube video link: http://www.YouTube.com/katiecostellomusic

Website address: http://www.myspace.com/katiecostellosongs

1. For people who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words:

Kitschy, Edgy, Virtuous, Magnetic, Sophisticated.

2. What can people expect from your live show?

People can expect me to talk way, way, WAY too much. People can expect my sarcasm to get in the way of my performance and ability to connect with an audience. People can expect me to be hostile and utterly cruel. The first part of what I said is true. People can expect me to lie, as proven by this instance.

3. What do you want people to know about your band?

I’d like people to know that I am your average, awkward, law-abiding human being. All of my songs have emerged from both the day to day, and from the life-altering. I take music extremely seriously and believe it sincerely fuels our world.  I should perhaps take life this seriously, but unfortunately do not.

4. If you could open for any touring artist today, who would it be?

I would love to open for Andrew Bird. I think he is talented and weird beyond all reason. I’d like to learn some of his whistling technique as well. I would like to steal his magical powers and claim them as my own.

5. What would you say is your biggest achievement/accomplishment as an artist/band?

I am extremely proud of the fact that three of my songs have been featured on prime time Television series – “Private Practice,” “90210,” and “One Tree Hill.”

6. What artists do you plan to check out at INDIE WEEK?

I’d really like to see The Cutaways. I’ve checked out their music online and they seem really interesting and that they would put on a great show.

7. What do you like more – playing festivals or individual shows?

I like them both equally. I love festivals because of all the amazing opportunities to see other bands and artist perform. As long as people are drinking and having fun, it feels comfortable to play music to any audience.

8. How did you hear about INDIE WEEK?

Sonicbids!

9. What are the best and worst things about your local music scene?

New York is a fantastic place to play music and watch live music. Although it’s a big city, it feels like a tight and sincere musical community. I suppose the only downside is that there is TOO much music relative to how much time there actually is.

10. Any advice for indie bands just starting out?

I suppose the only thing one can do is rehearse a lot, try to record a lot, and make as many connections as possible because you never know where one moment might lead you.

Any last comments?

Indie Week! Hoorah!

October Residency At The Hotel Cafe

Coming this October – Katie Costello & Joey Ryan (www.myspace.com/joeyryanband) will be doing a weekly residency at The Hotel Café in Los Angeles, CA. They will be performing every Thursday night @ 8pm. Be sure to come along and to listen to KCRW this month for FREE TICKET giveaways!

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Grand-Prize Winner Of Sennheiser’s “My Song Contest”

OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JULY 2009: Microphone manufacturer Sennheiser has named 18-year-old Katie Costello as the grand-prize winner of its first “My Song Contest,” which was created to recognize the songwriting talents ofhigh-school students across the nation. 

Costello’s original song, “Isn’t It Lovely,” captivated the expert jury of music industry professionals. The big decision was made extra special by power-pop band Stereo Skyline, who personally announced Costello as the winner in a video posted to Sennheiser’s YouTube channel ( http://www.youtube.com/sennheiserusa ).

“We are thrilled to recognize Katie Costello as the winner of the Sennheiser My Song Contest,” says Stefanie Reichert, vice president of strategic marketing at Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. “The goal of this contest was to recognize the skills and talents of young musicians, and encourage them to follow their dreams. Costello is already armed with an incredible amount of talent and star power, which will surely pay off as she makes her way into the music industry.”

Costello just finished up her final year of high school online, and is pursuing a career in music in New York City. The imaginative songwriter has already enjoyed prime song placements on The CW’s “90210” and “One Tree Hill,” as well as ABC’s hit show “Private Practice.” Her music was also chosen as the “Top Tune of the Day” on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” program. Costello’s album, “Kaleidoscope Machine,” is available for sale on her website ( http://www.katiecostellomusic.com ) and on iTunes, where she was featured in the iTunes Indie Artist Spotlight.

Costello’s prize package includes a free ten-piece, professional-grade Sennheiser evolution microphone kit, a spot in an upcoming Sennheiser ad and a profile as the August 2009 “Unsigned Artist of the Month” on the Sennheiser Artists site (www.sennheiserusa.com/artists). The ten-piece evolution microphone kit includes everything one needs to mic a full band:
two e 835 vocal mics, one e 609 SILVER guitar amp mic, one e 602 II bass drum mic, three e 604 tom/snare mics and two e 614 instrument condenser mics.

Four runners-up will also be taking home some exciting Sennheiser prizes. Desmond Myers, 17; Veronica Ballestrini, 17; and rock groups Kerrington Cooper and Keller Avenue will receive a Sennheiser HD 280 Pro monitoring headphone and a Sennheiser e 835 vocal microphone.

“Each of the top five contestants are now equipped with the audio equipment they need to impress the crowds and fuel even more creative songwriting,” Reichert says. “We were absolutely blown away the amount and quality of entries we received. It was tough choosing only five, but we are confident that the world will be hearing from these top contestants soon.”

Learn more about the “My Song Contest” winners at http://www.sennheiserusa.com/mysong. The site includes bios, pictures, the contestants’ songs, and more!

SENNHEISER
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

For more information, please visit http://www.sennheiserusa.com

Channel One News “Hear It Now” Feature

Channel One News is airing music from Katie’s debut-album “Kaleidoscope Machine” during their “Hear it Now” featured artist series in August. Check out this music feature here: http://www.channelone.com/music/katie-costello

“I Can’t Fix Us Two” On The CW’s One Tree Hill

Katie’s song, “I Can’t Fix Us Two,” will be featured on The CW’s television series ‘One Tree Hill’ this Thursday, April 23 at 9/8c. Check out the other music from the episode here: http://www.oth-music.com/episode623.html

“City Lights” On ABC’s Private Practice

“City Lights” (track #12 for those of you in the know) will be featured on ABC’s ‘Private Practice’ this Thursday night, March 19th. Check it out!