Katya & Moodlite
Katya & Moodlite are a young, animated, indie electro-acoustic group of best friends from Willamette University in Oregon. After graduating with degrees in Physics, Biology, Exercise Science, and Psychology and beginning each of their respective careers, the musical magnet pulled them in closer than ever. The new year came, flights were booked, jobs were dropped, and a magical home studio was made in the heart of Salt Lake City.
Katya, the singer-songwriter, is an island girl born and raised on Maui, whose limitless creative energy manifests itself through her uniquely compelling lyrics. Jacob, an individual with an unparalleled charisma and musical drive, and Tor, the classically trained band dad both grew up in California and play guitar, piano, and bass. Evan, the saxophonist, not only inspired the group to experiment with electronic production, but is from originally from Park City, UT, and was responsible for subtly convincing the entire crew to move to Utah to pursue music.
Katya & Moodlite currently have one foot in the studio and the other in the live music scene. The band continues to draw inspiration from nature, creative arts, and other musicians around the world and try to absorb as much live music as they can. During the writing stages, Katya explains, ‰ÛÏWe try to express ourselves and share a variety of our experiences, feelings, and attitudes through our music. We‰Ûªve written songs about love and pain, but have also written about cookies and rain!‰Û�
After releasing their single, ‰ÛÏI Love You, But‰Û� in May 2018, Katya was picked up by producer David Block from the Human Experience and singer-songwriter Kat Factor from Gone Gone Beyond to do some collaborative work in NYC. Katya has since performed with the group at The House of Yes in NYC, The Grace Cathedral in SF, and Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, NM. Katya and Moodlite are bursting at the seams with new, unreleased music and can‰Ûªt wait to share their funky, jazzy, down-tempo live set with the world. After seeing the band perform at Liberty Park, Scott Klismith from Winter Grain remarked, ‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm really impressed. No one is doing anything like this right now in Salt Lake.‰Û�
Booking InfoKatya Schweiner
Phone: (808) 280-9954