SINGER* SONGWRITER* ACTOR *DANCER
Kat Victoria born in Monroe, Louisiana mainly raised in Chicago has enough electricity to light up the Chicago Skyline. A quality vocalist with a sound that’s between Gladys Knight and Toni Braxton. Often mistaken for a large woman due to her big soulful sound, Kat is gifted with raw sultry emotion and can belt with the best of them and has. Sharing the stage with legendary artist like Melba Moore, Martha Reeves, and the current Broadway star Chester Gregory.
As a songwriter Kat Victoria writes simple songs about complex things: Love, heartbreak life in general and, social issues in the urban community. You instantly sing a long even with each melody even though, you never heard the tunes before. Often referred to Diane Warren Kat is mainly influenced by her own personal experiences and the likes of artist like: Prince, Gladys Knight, Baby Face and Donna Summer to name a few.
Acting in Musical Theatre for five years at The Black Ensemble Theater becoming a union actor when she landed the principle role of Freda in “The Jackie Wilson Story” in 2002, which toured from Chicago to New York ending with a month at The World Famous Apollo Theatre in 2003. Other acting credits include her acting debut as Gladys Knight in “Dynamite Divas Estie in “The Muddy Waters Story”, Lady in Waiting in The Other Cinderella, Vee in The Boy Became Invisible, Toi in The Girl Who Was Different and Betty in Memphis Soul Stew at The Chicago Dramatist.
For nearly 3 decades, melodious and dramatic energy has been growing in the mind, body and soul of Lyle Miller. He is a singer, songwriter, musician, producer, vocal and musical arranger, and actor with extensive professional experience in all of the above areas. Lyle has been singing professionally for over 15 years, starting in high school talent shows and progressing to local shows like the Black Expo by age 16. With his former singing group FLOW, he recorded a compilation CD entitled “Street Dreams” containing selections from different groups of street musicians from Chicago. FLOW traveled around the country performing with such acts as CeCe Peniston, Do or Die, and Tamia. They also appeared live on Steve Harvey’s morning show on WGCI radio, which led them to the Apollo Theatre in NY. Upon returning to Chicago they performed for United Way and at The Taste of Chicago opening up for Bobby Caldwell, Joe Sample, and the late Art Porter. Lyle’s individual work includes a vast number of plays in such theaters as The Lyric Opera of Chicago, The DuSable Museum, and also starred in the three-year hit ‘The Jackie Wilson Story’ at the Black Ensemble Theater as Sam Cooke for which he was also vocal arranger. His great talent and reliable work ethic earned him a nomination with the Black Theater Alliance for his role in ‘Elvis Presley Was A Black Man’. Currently Lyle is doing a solo project that expresses the truth about the man… all by himself. All songs are written and composed by Lyle. A five-piece funk/ jazz/ neo-soul band backs him with a wall of sound. With Lyle’s smooth musical voice, you not only enjoy true entertainment, you feel it and connect with it…
down to the core of your soul.