All photo's credited to Ian Morrall.
Although I had seen many videos of Katee Kross & The Amberjax Country on the Clyde was the first time we had seen them perform live. They were amazing. We sent Katee an interview after the event. This is what she said...
Q: How did you all meet and decide that you wanted to form a band?
A: Myself and Ross met at college and gradually started playing together as I was getting more gigs. Eventually we got a drummer and bassist through knowing other musicians - we use session musicians. We then got in touch with Tommy through the Glasgow music scene and he agreed to come on board and join the band.
Q: How did you come up with the name of your band?
A: We took inspiration from a festival in Dunkeld, Perthshire called Perthshire Amber which is run by Jenny and Dougie MacLean.
Q: How long have you been writing and performing country music?
A: I released my first album ‘Beautiful Dreamer’ 3 years. I started performing and writing more seriously however when I was 16.
Q: If you could invite the people who have influenced you in your music career to a dinner party, who would you invite?
A: I’d invite Buddy Holly, John Lennon, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, First Aid Kit, Rune Brothers and Linda Ronstadt to name a few. Ross is currently shouting George Harrison and Glen Campbell.
Q: If you were to take one well known song and put your own country twist on it, which song would you choose?
A: Moon River
Q: If you had the chance of performing anywhere in the world, Where would your dream venue be?
A: Shepherd's Bush Empire or Grand Ole Opry
Q: What excites you about the British country scene?
A: How it is rapidly getting bigger and more mainstream - exciting times!
Q: The British country music scene is growing fast. Each artist having their own take on what country music is to them. How do feel that our music stands up against the music coming out of America at the moment?
A: I don’t think British Country is as commercialised and it's more rocky/raw than the more polished music coming of America at the moment.
Q: Where do you see British country music in 5 years time?
A: It will be one of the biggest genres in the UK if not the biggest. With more country venues/radio stations cropping up.
Q: Do you think you will be more accepted in 5 years, when you say you are a British country music artist?
A: Definitely - I feel that we are more accepted now compare to a couple of years ago and it's only going to get better
Q: Where can we find you on social media?
A: Facebook: www.facebook.com/kateekross
Also have a look at our website: www.kateekross.com