IMRO member, 17 year old Katie Laffan from Walkinstown, Dublin has been listed as akatie_laffen semifinalist in the International Songwriting Competition 2013 with her infectiously catchy song Bubbly. 

Katie writes, performs and produces all of her own music on Logic pro. She started playing drums at the age of 11.

Katie also plays guitar, piano keyboard, ukulele and pretty much anything that makes a sound.

Katie first emerged to prominence when she was the winner of the inaugural Hot Press/ALCATEL ONETOUCH competition, The Big Break, in 2013, at the age of just 16. “It was ‘Bubbly’ which decided the competition in Katie’s favour,” Hot Press editor Niall Stokes said. “It is an amazingly fresh and catchy, feel good slice of lover’s rock that is a certain global pop hit, if it is given the platform. Katie really is a huge talent with remarkable international potential.” Currently studying for her Leaving Cert, Katie is gearing up for big push, once that hurdle has been cleared.

 

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