Katelyn Marks fronts a high-energy band that is available to perform anywhere in the US and Canada for festivals, nightclubs, outdoor music series, corporate events, fairs, universities, and weddings. Katelyn was an American Idol finalist in Jacksonville, FL in season nine. She has opened for national acts such as Little Big Town, Bucky Covington, The Band Perry, Steel Magnolia, Grammy award-winning Shenandoah, Confederate Railroad, Warner Bros. recording artist Jason Jones, Josh Kelley (MCA Nashville), classic rock super group Kansas, and was the featured act for an After Party for Arista Recording Artist Jason Michael Carroll.
Katelyn is receiving interest from record labels, casting directors, and music industry agents. With an invitation from Academy of Country Music award- winning studio drummer, hit songwriter, and producer Lonnie Wilson, she recorded her self-titled EP in Nashville, TN with him at the helm. Wilson has written hits for Luke Bryan and Rascal Flatts, among others.
By Katelyn Marks' side is Derek Drye who is a versatile musician playing lead guitar, dobro, mandolin, harmonica, as well as sharing lead and back-up vocals. Her five-piece band performs her original tunes and covers hits from artists ranging from Miranda Lambert to Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Their performances cultivate audience participation and connect personally with those attending the concert.