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Katie Upton

Hi my name is Katie and I have been playing drums for 4 years. I've had drum lessons at school and at home but due to the pandemic I have been teaching myself. Last year, my neighbor had to build me my own drum room due to the fact he couldn't hear his own TV anymore! I like to practice 2 hours a day and due to lockdown I have been able to focus more on my drums. I chose to enter this competition to encourage other girls to pick up the sticks and I think the female drum community as a whole is really strong. I'm 15 years old and will be going to college in September to do a Music performance diploma. When I'm older, I would like to work somewhere within the music industry but my dream would be to tour with a band and making people happy with my music. I listen to a lot of heavy metal/rock. My all time favourite band is Slipknot but I like to listen to other bands such as foo fighters, korn, marilyn manson, linkin park and Paramore. I'd like to inspire people that its okay to be part of the 1% of the world that does something different to the rest. Other than drumming, i like to bake, play guitar and bass, and I do axe throwing too. This is the first proper contest I've entered as I'd like to put myself out there more!

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11 Comments

  1. Robert on March 17, 2021 at 11:44 am

    Good luck in the contest. Do you have a drum throne or stool? I hope your dream comes true and you get to tour the world. If you got the chance to play with a band or a solo artist who would it be? Would you ever play alto saxophone?

  2. Lola on March 29, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Hi Katie! Well done! This is fantastic! Xx

  3. Paddy Wilde on April 19, 2021 at 7:38 am

    My baby let’s win this for her 🥺🌍🥰❤️

  4. jrnicknack on April 19, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Good luck Katie xxx

  5. Paddy Wilde on April 19, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Everyone check her out on insta and look at her bio and look at my bio @w1.l.d3 and please vote for her she is amazing and she deserves this I promise you 🥺❤️

  6. Kym Russell on April 19, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Good luck Katie

  7. Maureen Fellows on April 19, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Good luck Katie, hope you win. Hope you can use your obvious talent to succeed in the music business

  8. sndrwarren on April 19, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    good luck Katie

  9. katyproudofkatie on April 20, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Such strength and courage. You’ll make a great ambassador for girls drumming and I believe in you 110%. It’s so hard to stand for the things you truly love when, like you say, they are in a minority or different from social norms and I’m so happy you have found your strength to stand up and show the world how absolutely amazing and capable you are xox ps can I get a lift to the Caribbean on your private jet 😉😋

  10. Shibu Kurian on April 21, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    All the Best to this young talent, Rock on Little Rinay.. 👏❤

  11. georgieOwO on April 29, 2021 at 11:09 am

    very epic. rooting for you.

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