Katy Ellis, the girl behind it all. 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 Taylor Swift 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 such a big fan of Taylor and I want to do this show justice and bring a little bit of Taylor to those who may not get to see her live or want to experience a Taylor show’
‘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 Taylor Swift is really a dream come true and I work hard to make sure that it is
complimenting Taylor Swift as much as I can. I want the audience to feel like they are at a real Taylor Swift Show’
The Official UK Number 1 Tribute to Taylor Swift
Performed her Taylor Tribute to audiences with over 10,000 people
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 Katy Perry Tribute, sometimes I do a double ‘Bad Blood’ show of both.
Impersonating my favourite artist is really a dream come true and I am very lucky to be able to do this.
Question time with Katy
What made you become a Tribute Act?
I actually first became a tribute act to Katy Perry. Whilst working onboard a Spanish Cruise ship because I had black hair and big round blue eyes and my name was Katy I was forever getting called Katy Perry. When I returned home I went to see Katy Perry in concert and was blown away and I thought, I would love to start a tribute act to her… Which I did (www.KatyPerryTribute.co.uk) I started the Taylor tribute very shortly after, I was always a huge fan of Taylor and I had been told many times that I sounded like the country/ pop star. So it all started from that!
How long have you been a fan of Taylor Swift?
What is your favourite Taylor Swift song?
Do you have a favourite album/era of Taylor Swifts?
What is your favourite Taylor song to perform?
I am currently enjoying performing ‘You Need To Calm Down’, but ‘Shake It Off’ is still the audience’s favourite.
What do you think is next for Taylor Swift?
I think she will evolve through every album with her music and looks. From her dark ‘Reputation’ days, to the colourful ‘Lover’ album.