Meet Katherine Appello, an artful weaver of words who paints a world of deep emotion and spirituality through her poetry, songwriting, and lyrics. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of music, from Gregorian chants to the passionate storytelling of Meatloaf, Katherine's work resonates with rich R&B undertones and an infusion of soulful spirituality. Her verses, birthed from personal introspection and a commitment to ethical creativity, are a testament to her journey from performing at Barnes & Noble poetry nights to offering her lyrical gems for licensing on Songbay. Join her melodious journey on n1m.com/katherineappello and delve into her creative world.
Katherine Appello -- Songwriter, poet, and Lyricist
Describe your style.
I have been told my style is R&B, spiritual. The material I write ranges from Christian to pieces that can be adapted to different styles.
Who or what has been the greatest influence on your style?
I have listened to various types of music throughout my life, including Gregorian chant, so a variety of music has influenced me, not just one particular one. One of my favorite artists is Meatloaf, certain songs in particular, such as Is Nothing Sacred Anymore.
How did you get started in your career?
I started with doing poetry nights at Barnes and Noble, as well as amateur nights where I performed some of my stuff. The response I got was positive but didn't move to try and sell my lyrics or music in a sustained fashion until now.
What struggles or barriers did you face or are you facing to promote yourself and your work?
If you don't have a big budget for recording, promoting, or industry connections, then you have to rely on social media and word of mouth.
What life lessons have you learned, and how have they influenced your style?
Be true to your calling, to what you are inspired to share with the world, and realize that what you put out there will have an impact, so be ethical, and responsible in what you create, and share.
I'd love to see an example of your poems.
a poem that I wrote and stemmed from a movie scene I was watching.
What is your website and social media for my readers to follow you?
If they wish to listen to my songs they can go to https://www.n1m.com/katherineappello
If they are an artist looking to license any of my lyrics, or poems to record/produce then they can go to https://songbay.co/portfolio/68318