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Kat Doray of Syracuse, NY, brings her audiences to their feet and leaves them wanting more with every performance. With her natural and raw talent, Kat Doray kills em at colleges and community events banging covers from Rihanna, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga to name a few. She recently wrote and co-produced some originals to be released soon. Signed to Atlantic Records at the young age of 16 where she completed a never released LP. She had a single released by Atlantic Records, Find A Way, Written and produced by Stargate which has received national and international airplay. She is currently working on some amazing new music and is determined to make an impact on today's good music hungry America.
Kat Doray went by the name, Bayje (pronounced "Beige"), singer/songwriter who has collaborated with some of the best in the business. They include Neyo, Keri Hilson, Ester Dean, The Clutch, Stargate, etc. After taking some time off to rediscover her sound and direction, she is back and ready to take on the world! She has been away focusing on her life and determining how to come into her own. She stated recently, "my life is so different now and I must say, I have learned so much from my past experiences. I have so much to be grateful for… I appreciate being me and being in the place where I'm in now mentally and emotionally." Kat decided to hit the circuit again to share and regenerate interest in what she has to offer… pure talent and great music.
Her day-to-day challenges in life, and the conflicting and often confusing thoughts that go with them, fuel her creativity to write the songs she writes. Her songs—all personal —range from pop-peppered mid-tempos and spirited ballads to rousing dance-floor joints with lyrics that are thought-provoking and edgy. Young and beautiful, she could have easily hopped aboard the formulaic, radio-as-usual bandwagon; instead, she eschewed the expected and delivers authenticity. "She is a talented singer/songwriter," says renowned music executive Kevin Liles, who signed the outspoken artist to Atlantic when she was just 16, adding "Her music is a reflection of her life experience." "I should have really been a confused kid," says Kat. "My dad was into Roger Troutman and Zapp and Rick James, while my mother blasted Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin, Biggie Smalls, and Tupac." Her upbringing was just as chaotic and eclectic as her parents' musical tastes.
Kat's music and lyrics go beyond what anyone can imagine. Bursting with emotion and courage, her multi-octave voice delivers a realism that intersects genres and genders. "My music is pain, happiness, devastation, and desperation. It's a 100% reflection of who I am." Insistent on realness, Kat co-wrote almost half of her first album, and is single handed in writing her second album, a feat she is both proud of and humbled by. "I realize that a lot of new artists don't get the luxury of writing songs on their first album, but my team has known me since I was a kid, and we pushed hard for it." Now that she's taken the time to find herself and her true love for music, she is ready to perform for the world while she continues to make music that define her personality. Just as the world has transformed, so has she. "I rebel in a different way now. It's not to act out or party. It's about remaining steadfast in who I am and being empowered. I want to be honest and have people get to know the real person behind the music."