KATY ELLIS

Katy Ellis the girl behind it all. Katy Ellis is in her fourth consecutive year working as a Tribute Artist. Katy has always worked as a professional singer and has over ten years in the business. With her training at the Italia Conti Academy in London and her experience in performing around the world, you can really not underestimate how strong she is at performing.

‘I am an absolute perfectionist and I will always make sure that every aspect of the show is as good as it can be from costuming, lights, dancers, music. I make sure that I keep up to date with the best lights, effects and promo to be the best Katy Perry tribute out there. Attention to detail is key and my Moto is… If you are going to do something then do it right or not at all.’

‘I am so proud to be working with some of the strongest dancers and musicians in the industry! I have a great team around me!’

‘Impersonating such a strong female icon as Katy Perry is really a dream come true and I work hard to make sure that it is complimenting Katy Perry as much as I can. I want the audience to feel like they are at a real Katy Perry concert.’

Training: Italia Conti Academy, London (Musical Theatre Course)
Worked as ‘Production singer’ onboard various cruise ships for four years
Played the part of ‘Sophie’ in Mamma Mia. Prince of Wales theatre, London
Worked in over 10 different countries worldwide
Official UK Number One Tribute to Katy Perry
Invited to sing at for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber at his house in Buckinghamshire
Currently working as two highly successful tribute acts to Katy Perry and Taylor Swift
Launched the Katy Perry Christmas clothing range in the UK for H&M
Nominated in 2016 and 2017 for The National Tribute Music Awards
Over 10 years experience of working in the Music Industry

Katy herself:

I started singing at the age of seven, I went to Stagecoach and I knew at a very early age that I wanted to be a leading lady in the West End in musical theatre. I took singing and piano lessons weekly and built up my knowledge of music and the voice. I then gained a place at the Italia Conti Academy in London and trained for three years on their musical theatre course.

Since then I have appeared in various Musicals and Concerts both in the West End and on Tour. I also spent four years as a production singer in the shows on various cruise ships. I have always loved portraying a character and I think that’s how the whole Tribute Act business started for myself. I also work as a Taylor Swift Tribute, sometimes I do a double ‘Bad Blood’ show of both.

Impersonating Katy Perry is really a dream come true and I am very lucky to be able to do this.

Question time with Katy

What is your favourite Katy Perry song?
My favourite Katy Perry song is ‘The one that got away’ However performance wise, I really enjoy singing Roar and Firework.
What is your favourite Katy Perry Album?
Teenage Dream, every single track on that album could be a hit. Infant most were. She is tied with Michael Jackson with the most selling singles from an album, making her the only woman to have five number one singles from an album.
Have you ever met Katy Perry?
No sadly I haven’t. I would love to opportunity to one day though.
What is your favourite Katy Perry costume?
I still really love all the costumes from the California Dreams Tour. I actually like the ‘Peacock’ outfit she wore in that tour the most.
How long have you been a Katy Perry Tribute Act?
I have been performing as Katy for four years. I trained in musical theatre, and I have always loved portraying a character. I am also a tribute act to Taylor Swift.
Do you prefer Taylor Swift or Katy Perry?
I am a huge fan of both, and can’t compare them. I think its such a shame that they don’t get on anymore. I listen to Taylor Swift’s albums a lot, however nothing can compare to the fun, colourful costumes and shows that Katy Perry does.
What do you think of Katy Perry as a blonde?
I do think it suits her as she has a beautiful face. I tend to stick to the black hair/pin up look as that was my favourite era, and I still believe Katy Perry is known for that look even now.
Do you have sound equipment?
Yes I have my own PA system, if the venue or event is really big I do have a team that I hire in to do sound/lights.
Do you have a theatre show?
Yes we are currently working with James Baker Productions to create a new show. Will post dates ASAP. www.JamesBakerProductions.co.uk
Where can I come and watch a show?
I work every year in various festivals, theatres, holiday parks. I will upload any gigs onto my Facebook page. Also a theatre tour will be announced very soon. Keep your eyes open for that! www.facebook.com/KatyPerryTributeAct