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Kat McDowell - Real people - Kat McDowell

30 Mar 2008 // An interview by Shade
When Kat McDowell was growing up in West Auckland, she always knew that singing was her thing. It was just a matter of where she'd decide to take her music.

The Japanese/Kiwi singer-songwriter studied jazz at Auckland Uni and then skipped the country to have some fun overseas in the UK. Her travels led her back to her birth country - Japan - where she is now signed with Sony management and living out her dream as a singer!

24-year-old Kat managed to make time in her hectic schedule to have a word with Indigo...

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About Kat McDowell

Japan based musician Kat McDowell has started to create a stir in the Tokyo scene with her engaging guitar driven pop-rock and passionately delivered melodies.

Half Japanese and half European Kat was born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in West Auckland, New Zealand. Her lyric style reflects her upbringing with a unique blend of Japanese and English. Likewise her musical influence is broad ranging from bands like Incubus, Switchfoot, Angie Stone, Goo Goo dolls, Sting and Maroon5 to name a few.

Currently residing in Tokyo this singer songwriter launched her solo career by leaving the shores of New Zealand and touring the UK and Japan in 2005. She decided to settle in Japan working as a session vocalist and her voice has been heard over various TV commercials in Japan for companies like Kirin, Asahi, JR, Peach John, Uniqlo and Bridgestone tyres. She then went on to sign a contract with a record label in Japan late 2006 and has released her first mini album in Japan in May 2007.

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