Marie, Katie - Schlagwerk
 

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Katie Marie

Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from the hippy town of Totnes, Devon (UK).  Currently in Austin, Texas.  She has been performing and songwriting for the past 17 years and has worked with a huge range of artists and bands in a mixture of genres.  She recently completed an 18 state tour in the USA playing cajon and drums for Disappear Fear.  Katie is also currently co-writing and recording material with Phil Gould (Level42) and last summer she played cajon at a BBC event for Martin Barre (Jethro Tull).  She was the Winner of the 2010 Singer/Songwriter Contest in Leipzig (Germany) and won Best Acoustic Act at the 2012 South West Music Awards (UK). 


“Interdisciplinarity” means in science, the use of approaches, ways of thinking or methods from various disciplines. A perfect example of this being transferred to the music world would be British musician Katie Marie: she sings, plays guitar, piano, bass and drums. A perfect one-woman band” - Akustik Gitarre Magazine



“Katie Marie is a very talented multi-instrumentalist who also happens to be a great singer-songwriter. Katie has played on some of my work and, apart from being one of the most talented, is also one of the nicest people I've had the pleasure to work with.” - Phil Gould (Level42)

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Characteristics

Professional Activities

Songwriter & Session Musician

Why Schlagwerk?

I think of excellent build quality and superb tone.  Other Cajons I tried before my Schlagwerk Cajon just didn't have the same range of tones, they were either too toppy or the snare tones were not crisp and snappy at all.  Also the range of tones you can get from a Schlagwerk Cajon is far superior to that of other makes.

Favourite Instrument?

Cajon - I own a 2inOne CP404 large and a CP432 deluxe Makassar

Musical Style

Mostly Acoustic, but I love anything funky!

Bands/Projects

I recently completed an 18 state tour in the USA playing cajon and drums for Disappear Fear.  I've also been working in the studio co-writing and recording material with Phil Gould (Level42) and last Summer I played cajon at a BBC event for Martin Barre (Jethro Tull).

How to mic

I find the best method is to have an AKG D112 just inside the sound hole at the back, then a Shure SM57 approx. 10" away from the back of the cajon. 
The AKG D112 provides bass for the kick tones but with the added Shure SM57 it gives the kick sound clarity and added punch. 
Then I add a AKG C1000 to the side, this brings out the snare tones and also adds warmth to the overall sound.


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