KAT RIGGINS (USA)

 

(pictures: Bert Lek)

Kat Riggins was born Katriva Riggins in Miami, Florida on February 7, 1980. She grew up in a household where there was always background music. Because of the wide range of genres in her parents collection, Kat developed a love for all types of music from gospel and soul to country and rock and everything in between.

She was drawn to the smokey gritty sounds of artists like Bessie Smith, Sam Cooke, Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Denise LaSalle, Etta James, Ray Charles, Koko Taylor, Janis Joplin and the list goes on. She grew up singing in local programs, church events, and family gatherings with her sister and cousins. At age 23 Kat landed a gig singing jazz and blues standards in a small lounge in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida with the accompaniment of only a piano player. Since then she has performed throughout Florida, New Orleans, Vietnam, Thailand, China, South Korea, Curacao, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands so far.

Kat's own musical style is a blend of the blues with hip hop, pop, rock,gospel and even country music.

With her first two works, an EP called "Seoul Music" and an original album called "Lily Rose" Kat penned each song with subtle hints of her love of the blues. Her latest album, aptly named after her band "Blues Revival" is a loud and proud declaration of that love!
"Blues Revival" is a clever mashup of gospel-blues, blues-rock, funky blues, contemporary and traditional blues, with BLUES being the operative word! With this and albums to come, Kat Riggins's focus is to be a part of this musical revolution that aims to awaken the masses and introduce them to the sincerity behind blues music.

Her European September 2017 tour was something to remember!
With shows in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, and lots of great reviews and comments.

And for 2018/2019: here is some interesting news: Kat Riggins will be part of the Dutch Theatre Blues Tour with Johan Derksen, a true blues ambassador from the Netherlands.
This ''Johan Derksen keeps the blues alive'' tour will be on the road from October until end of March 2019).  

 

KING BEE MUSIC TOUR DATES

Kat Riggins & her ''Blues Revival'' 

20-11-2018 BE - Oupeye
02-12-2018 NL - Rhoon
01-03-2019 NL - Zoetermeer
02-03-2019 BE - Glabbeek
01-06-2019 DE - tba
07-06-2019 NL - tba
09-06-2019 BE - tba
24-06-2019 BE - Ruiselede / BananaPeel


Kat Riggins & Erwin Java Band

30-11-2018 NL - Leeuwarden
13-01-2019 NL - Drachten 
17-02-2019 NL - t.b.a. 
16-03-2019 NL - Amersfoort 
29-03-2019 NL - Oss 
31-03-2019 NL - Dongen
29-06-2019 NL - Rhoon

 

Summer (June - September) 2019 open for festivals and club shows.

You can book Kat Riggins on dates she is not working with the ''Johan Derksen keeps the blues alive'' theatre tour ( September 2018 until March 2019)