Kate Nash is a multi-instrumental recording artist from London. With a platinum selling album and a BRIT Award tucked firmly under her belt, Kate is known across both the music and fashion industries as a forthright songwriter, unabashed feminist and front row style icon.
Kate released her first single Caroline’s A Victim on vinyl back in 2007, before storming to chart success with her second hit, Foundations a few months later. To satiate demand, the launch date of her debut album Made of Bricks was brought forward by four weeks, skyrocketing straight to number one and crowning her ‘Best Female Artist’ at the 2008 BRIT Awards.
In the wake of Kate’s second album My Best Friend Is You, Kate set about using her influence to shift gender perceptions and inspire a new generation of female musicians, writers, producers and technicians, launching the Rock ‘N’ Roll for Girls After School Music Club. She also worked with young self-harming women at The Wish Centre in Harrow. Kate was also recently appointed Global Ambassador of the Because I am a Girl initiative by Plan USA, charged with empowering women and girls in developing countries.
Making her musical comeback in 2012 with Under-Estimate the Girl – a song written and recorded in 24 hours – Kate stepped away from the piano previously underpinning her songs, and took to the bass guitar. The track sparked controversy on a global scale and notoriously opened London Fashion Week’s Felder Felder show for the spring/summer 2013 season, marking a significant change in direction for Kate.
Layering her profile with fashion, acting and writing gigs, the last three years have seen Kate star in feature films such as Syrup, Greetings from Tim Buckley and Powder Room, DJ at London and New York Fashion Week’s most exclusive events (including for Vogue and PPQ), as well as writing with Willow Smith and moonlighting as Music Editor for breakthrough London-based fashion magazine, PHOENIX.
This has all built up to the highly anticipated launch of Girl Talk earlier this year, Kate’s third album. Produced with Grammy Award winning, Tom Biller at the infamous Paramour Mansion in LA, Kate has described the work as her best to date, an emotional purge and a mission statement for women the world over.
Kate is currently on a global tour with her all-girl band.
I’m so happy to be a part of this campaign, it feels like the perfect charity for me to join forces with. I love empowering women and girls and being able to do this in developing countries in parts of the world I have never been to is so exciting. I can’t wait to help give girls the opportunities they deserve and see them realize their full potential.
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A thought-leader and global influencer, British style icon Kate Nash is renowned across both the music and fashion industries.
The platinum selling, multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter is a regular attendee at New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, speaks on panels for both fashion and music, and works with an array of emerging to established designers for her global tours.
A recurring face in glossy magazines and a model for clothing companies on both sides of the Atlantic, Kate relates fashion to music and enjoys the symbiotic relationship the two industries have saying, “Fashion is a key element to my onstage performances. Everything I wear on stage has to communicate to the audience and function as performance-wear when I’m playing the bass, the guitar, the drums or singing. Fashion is art just as much as a piece of music is art. Seeing the two come together and work as a harmonised vision is thrilling.”