Singer / Songwriter
Katelyn Benton is a songwriter, pianist, and vocalist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana living and working in Los Angeles. Katelyn’s musical career started as a teenager, when after years of classical piano lessons, she began writing and performing songs of her own in the Denver area. In 2004, Katelyn attended Berklee College of Music on a scholarship and graduated in 2007 when she then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a full-time artist. Katelyn’s 5 song EP “Once” was released in the Spring of 2009, which featured all original songs including one song co-written by John Magnie of The Subdudes, and lap steel and organ performances by Jeremy Lawton of Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Katelyn teamed up with filmmakers Brandon Nicholas and Tyler Mann to produce a music video for one of the tracks, “Impossible Love”. That summer, the music video for Impossible Love went on to win the “Best Music Video” Award at the Just Plain Folks Awards in Nashville, which is the largest international independent music award show in the world. Now Katelyn is working with film composers Scott Nickoley (SOUTH PARK) and Ryan Franks of Pendulum Music to produce a record that combines Katelyn’s writing and piano playing with Pendulum Music’s cinematic vision and arrangements. Katelyn also works as a songwriter for Pendulum Music, writing for commercial and television placements. Katelyn works as a studio session vocalist and a pianist and plays for several bands and musicians.