Katelyn Tarver grew up in Glennville GA, a quiet rural town with a population of just over 3,000 where her family owned a local candy factory. Always a music lover she began performing in local (and soon national) talent competitions, one of which, American Juniors, led to her first national tour and an introduction to management in LA.
She began independently releasing music and working tirelessly as a songwriter – which was rewarded when 'Crazy Stupid Love’, a song she had written with Wayne Wilkins, gave Cheryl Cole a UK #1 single in 2014.
Fuelled by this success, Tarver worked with Childish Gambino-producer Ludwig Göransson to create 'Weekend Millionaires’, her first proper solo single - a pulsating lyrical deconstruction of the American dream. Blog praise and remixes from the likes of Young Bombs, Skizzy Mars and Samuraii followed, helping inspire Tarver to complete what became 2017’s ‘Tired Eyes EP’. The tear-jerkingly beautiful live rendition of her song 'You Don't Know’ caugh