About Kate Sikora
Kate Sikora is a folk pop gal who can rock! She writes lyrics which are inspired by life, stories, colorful characters, and veer away from traditional "love song". Kate has been writing songs since her childhood in the quiet suburbs of New Jersey. At the age of 18, she began playing venues in New York and New Jersey as the front woman in an experimental rock band, the Fauxmonks. The band broke up amicably in 2001 and Kate continued on to write and play solo. In 2005, Kate Sikora independently released her debut album, "Grace in Rotation." Shortly after, she brought her quirky, straight-talkin, energetic songs with her abroad where she spent the next 4 years making a name for herself in the Japanese music scene. She and her pal, Lindsay Lueders (The Bracelets, Vilorena), began collaboration on their indie folk duo, "The Loyal We" in 2006. They caught the attention of Japanese label, Contrarede, shortly after who will release their debut album, "Homes" on January 20, 2010. Kate continues to perform as 1/2 of the Loyal We while also playing with various Japanese musicians she met and befriended in Tokyo. She and her band recorded "The Counting Song" at EMI studio Terra which was included on the Avocado Record's compilation "Kill Your T.V 2009." When the Loyal We went on a brief haitus (Lindsay went back to the U.S), Kate decided to stay in Tokyo to work on new material and recordings with her band (Kishida Yoshinari (drums), Horikoshi Takeshi (bass), Minmin (organ)) Sticking around soon paid off as they were invited to play at the 2009 Fuji Rock Festival on the Rookie-A-Go-Go stage. In September, 2009, "Grace in Rotation" was released in Japan on the Contrarede label. In early 2010, The Loyal We came out with their first album, "Homes," on the Contrarede label in Japan. Kate is currently working on her second solo album and will return to the US in June 2010.