I'LL FLY AWAY
THIS IS ME
Kate Moran's music ranges from pop/rock and a little funk with a bit of soul to round out the sound! Her first CD, "On the Avenue," produced by Paul Ottinger (Virginia Coalition), is a collection of songs that they co-wrote. "Songs on the album, titled "On the Avenue," reflect Moran’s experience growing up in Del Ray. Moran said she experienced Mount Vernon Avenue blossom over the years from a quiet suburban outpost into a thriving regional hot spot, known to some as Old Town’s quirky sibling," according to Michael Pope, staff writer for the Alexandria Gazette Packet.
In January 2012, Kate released, "Fight," a full band recording, produced by Jarrett Nicolay. The proceeds of "Fight", released as a single, were be donated to the Team Kass Foundation. The song was inspired by a friend who was battling cancer, Kate wrote "Fight" to help motivate her through the cancer treatments and the fight she was facing. Kass was a daughter, mother, sister, and an amazing light, and she is missed. Kate believes whatever you may be facing today, we all have one more fight! In July 2013, the band followed up this single with its first Official Music Video directed by Dave Farah, shot locally in Alexandria, at CrossFit OldTown as well as the Del Ray Music Festival, and can be found on YouTube.
Kate has been performing from an early age and practically danced and sang her way out into the world. She formed the Kate Moran Band in 2006 and has performed locally both as a duo, trio and with the full five person band, most notably at the Del Ray Music Festival which she co-founded in 2007.
The Del Ray Music Festival is a community festival to support local music education as well as highlight the musicians who live in and around Del Ray, a suburb of Washington, D.C. In her daytime life, Kate works at the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, and has worked in this field for over 25 years. She utilized music in her classroom instruction and found it to be an extremely useful tool in working with any type of student.
Kate holds a BA in Theater from the Catholic University of America, a Master's in Teaching Special Education from the University of Virginia, and has a Doctorate from George Mason University in Special Education Leadership.
In addition to the Kate Moran Band, check out Kate's other music with the Rainbow Rock Band, educational music for children.