There are certainly times that call for something very special,
authentic, and perfectly suited to the moment for which
intended. Over the last few decades I have developed a certain skill for creating artful songs upon request.
This has included writing special songs for many weddings, theatrical works & historical figures, theme songs & commemorations.
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Testimonials, Articles and References:
"I provided some background of our story and she came up with the rest. We are very pleased, our song will always hold a special place in our hearts thanks to Katrina." - Diane & Ron
“Clever, sweet, adorable, sad, and unexpected all at once. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. For me, music is a big part of a performance, and Katrina Kadoski’s compositions for this show complemented everything that was happening onstage perfectly..." Morgan McPherson, from The Charlebois Post Review of the WHoS 2013 Prison Puppet Project
With the release of 'Dreamtime',
Katrina Kadoski hopes to open hearts and
console with haunting songs of comfort.
“This album is like a hot chocolate on a
stormy night. It is rich, dark and warm.
It encompasses both the storm and the
sweetness", says Kadoski. Of course,
it is also about a journey, both
personal and linear.
Dreamtime has seven tracks on it and
was recorded with
Scott and Jen Smith at their
Wood and Stone Room Studio. Jen and Scott,
and their band, Naked Blue, have become
a mainstay on the folk/pop scene.
They quit their day jobs in 1991 and
have been writing, recording and
performing music ever since.
Katrina met the ‘Smiths ten years ago
at a songwriting retreat in Alaska and in
January of this year they
regrouped to record 'Dreamtime'.
This past April they
travelled and performed together
from Tofino to Vancouver.
It was a long and far odyssey from
Alaska, to Baltimore,
to Vancouver Island, and over ten years
in the making.
“Music has been a huge part of my life, I grew up listening
to my grandmother sing, play fiddle, and accordion,
and my father play guitar. I‘ve studied music,
written songs, and been on stage since I was a kid.”
She knows who she is and her unique style of indie-folk-pop displays her practiced voice yet reveals a raw edge to engage listeners and guide them through the threshold of healing.
"Some of the songs are very personal reflections of people I am in close relationships
with. Others are about my inspirations from digging into the cave of the heart and imagining the boundlessness of the soul", she says.
One of her biggest transitions as a person and a musician came in 2007 when she moved to an off-the-grid historical homestead /garden located 33 miles North of Tofino for three years. " I had all this time in complete wilderness to dedicate to my craft and listen to my soul... and
that changes you," she says. These years inspired Kadoski's most recognized performance; a one-woman show entitled "Cougar Annie Tales".
This Dreamtime EP release concerts will include performances by Katrina Kadoski with Scott and Jen from Naked Blue joining her, and also feature a set by Naked Blue. Katrina also has a 4-piece band called The EDGE-DWELLERS who are planning to record another new E.P. later this year, and will be joining in on the South Island shows.
"In her new EP Dreamtime, Katrina Kadoski's voice whispers and soars seamlessly...her songs here are stronger than ever. '... This record feels very Canadian, and very heartfelt. It is filled with hints of bigger stories, making you want to return to visit them again, to dig a little deeper and discover a little more each time...
- James Kasper, 101.7 CIVL fm, singer-songwriter & Founder,
Mighty Speck Records/Vancouver Island Music Awards