Kate Beneteau is a musician, artist, songwriter, and producer from Windsor, Ontario. She started playing the piano at 8 years old and fell in love with the instrument immediately. It wasn’t until she taught herself guitar at 14, however, that she began to explore songwriting. Her first major purchase of recording equipment that same year – a Fostex FD-8 Digital Multitracker – opened up a vast world of possibilities and allowed her to expand her creative endeavours further than she’d ever thought possible.
Kate found an outlet for expressing her ever-growing passion for music and production in the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College in 2003, where she had the privilege of being taught by long-time music business mogul Terry McManus (A&M Records), Juno award winning Kevin Doyle (Glenn Gould, Alannah Myles, The Passion of the Christ), and world-renowned legendary producer Jack Richardson (The Guess Who, Bob Seger, Alice Cooper). In 2004, she was awarded the Universal Music Scholarship for Academic Excellence in recognition of her hard work, dedication and talent.
In 2009, Kate's first single, "Crash" was put into rotation by CBC Radio 1 for broadcast on their weekly "Fresh Air" show. It was subsequently named one of the Top 10 Songs of 2009 by CBC's Mark Rheaume.
Most recently, Kate has begun working with A&R Select, an artist development company, in California.