Kate and Corey, a duo who have embraced the independent music world and are making a name for themselves by doing so, will play at The Office on Sept. 6 at 9:30 p.m.
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Kate and Corey, a bluesy-americana duo based out of Atlanta, have found themselves to be the quintessential independent musicians. In less than two years, the couple has recorded a fan-funded album, booked all their own shows, planned their own south-east tour, learned to design their own web-pages, pitched stories for media coverage, met with elite industry figure-heads, and in January 2013, found themselves on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium as national finalists in the 2012 Texaco Country Showdown.
“When we started to tell people about our tour, they would ask if we had a manager or if we hired a publicist and when we would say ‘no’, they’re jaws would drop in disbelief,” Kate Coleman explains. “Most people have this picture painted of what you’re supposed do to plan tours or make an album and the beauty is you can do these things however you want as long as you’re willing to put in the hours unabashedly.”
Currently, Kate and Corey work between 84-112 hours a week... each. And they prefer to keep it that way.
“The only time we would be willing to work with a label is if they had something to offer us that we couldn’t get ourselves,” Corey Coleman said. “Right now, we’re still shaking hands with people, making new connections, and people respect us for being willing to do everything ourselves and want to help us; no strings attached.”
When asked what people could do to help independent musicians, the couple said, “support our art: come to a live show and pay the inexpensive cover charge, buy a CD or mp3 or T-shirt...or simply tell us what you’re favorite Kate and Corey song is because that keeps us going.”
For more information on Kate and Corey, visit their website at www.kateandcorey.com.