Kat Hamilton EP Release Show with Ali Coyle & Ryan Cassata
Kat Hamilton is a west-coast, singer, songwriter and performer. Hamilton has had the career trajectory of a chameleon; lending her talents to pop-punk, emo, r&b, hip-hop, pop, and country. In 2017, Hamilton ended her five year run as the front woman of popular east-coast pop punker's, Manic Pixi. She reemerged with her own vulnerable approach to Indie Rock, with a touch of Americana. Drawing inspiration from classics like Bruce Springsteen and Fleetwood Mac, as well as contemporaries like City and Colour. In 2018, The multiple SXSW performer debuted her own vulnerable approach to indie-rock. Her standout single "Bees" was featured on Fox's family dramedy, Almost Family (2019). Her following release and debut album "Recovery Songs" was released in 2020 to critical acclaim. The album tackled themes of sobriety, mental illness and hitting rock bottom. Since then, Kat Hamilton has been featured in Earmilk, Rolling Stone India, Atwood Magazine, Medium, Popdust and many other notable publications.
Most recently, you can hear Hamilton singing as one half of the LA based indie-rock duo, Guyville. The duo recently released their debut album "Girls with Guitars": a refreshing collection of pop hooks mixed with indie-rock and country influences. You may have heard Kat as the singing voice of Rashida Jones in a national Expedia Commercial. She is also the co-host and artist curator at The Writers Round Los Angeles- an inclusive songwriters showcase presented at The North End Hollywood every Wednesday. Outside of her musical accomplishments, Hamilton is a dedicated poet and freelance writer. Her debut poetry chapbook “The Thing’s We’ve Lost” is set to release at the end of 2023.
American-Irish singer and songwriter, Ali Coyle intertwines new-folk and indie rock genres with lush harmonies and rhythm focused instrumentation. Coyle’s debut studio EP, “Songs For My Therapist,” was released in 2021 to critical acclaim with mentions from publications such as The Los Angeles Times, Atwood Magazine, and Guitar Girl Magazine. Highlights from Coyle’s freshman release include performing with her full band at The Troubadour and completing a West Coast Tour in 2022.
Drawing inspiration from Irish music and its ability to celebrate the good times or sink into the sorrowful ones, Coyle tells her own stories as an openly queer artist who fought to find herself growing up in Orange County, California. She gravitated towards music at an early age, learning classical violin and then ultimately the electric guitar, where she began to define her style as a songwriter. Coyle spent a number of formative years living in artist warehouses in Los Angeles before finding home in the artist community of Santa Ana, California.
Since the release of "Songs For My Therapist'', Coyle connected with musical friends new and old to bring her live performance to new levels of catharsis. Each song embraces a unique departure from the studio record as Coyle looks to highlight the skillsets of each musician at different moments. Hailed by Atwood Magazine for creating “poetic and moody music that speaks to your soul,” Ali Coyle succeeds in crafting songs that inspire us all to ask the tough questions to reach deeper meaning.
Ryan Cassata (he/him), signed to Kill Rock Stars, is an award-winning singer-songwriter, actor, performer, published writer, LGBTQ+ activist, and transgender motivational speaker. His work has been featured on/in GRAMMY.com, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, AltPress, American Songwriter, and The NY Daily News. Billboard has referred to Ryan as a “true force in the industry,” honoring him as one of the esteemed "11 Transgender & Non-Binary Musicians You Need to Know" while premiering his award-winning music video "Daughter," garnering over 2M views on Youtube and 2M streams on Spotify. Ryan Cassata is a proud recipient of a 2019 ASCAP Foundation award for his original song “Jupiter.” Ryan’s self-written and self-produced album, Magic Miracle Mile, released in October 2021, charted on the iTunes Alternative Charts.
About The Hotel Cafe
From a close-knit family of local singer songwriters, to well known icons opting for a more intimate setting, the Hotel Cafe has been celebrating the live music experience for over 20 years.
With early career performances from names like Adele, Katy Perry, The Lumineers, Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Sara Bareilles, Leon Bridges, Haim, Mumford and Sons, Lord Huron and many others, the venue has been labeled a break-out room for independent and burgeoning artists.
The venue itself is located in the Cahuenga Corridor in the center of Hollywood, CA. With a total capacity of 300 over performance rooms, the vibe is intimate, yet bustles with the artistic community that survives by it as much contributes to it. It is a genuine listening room, where the performance on stage takes precedent.
The Hotel Cafe is also more than just a music venue, however. It is an internationally-known entity whose name has top-lined tours and music festivals from coast to coast in the US, UK and Europe. But most importantly, the Hotel Cafe is a community of discovery. Whether musicians or music fans, all realize this carefully curated roster of talent is no aberration; it is consistent, cultured and begs attention. Everyone who sets foot in Hotel Cafe is part of something special.