“So beautiful…you are the real deal, I can see that, and hopefully with the right circumstances many others will too.”
Katy Mantyk is a songbird from New Zealand, now nesting in the mountains of New York. Her sound is Indie-Folk-Pop.
This is music of the heart and soul. String arrangements and ethereal reverbs transport you beyond the humble picking of my acoustic guitar and piano playing.
Currently working on production of a collection of songs, my first release is "Search No More" on May 13, 2020 - with my debut EP "From Dust to Gold" coming out in late SUMMER 2020.
As a songwriter I work carefully & purposefully on my art. I’ve been playing since I was a young girl, teaching myself guitar and piano, and started writing my own songs when I studied Audio Engineering & Production in New Zealand.
I love the sound and style of artists like The Staves, Nick Drake, Ben Harper, The Civil Wars, and First Aid Kit to name a few, but could never fail to mention classical composers like Bach and Mozart, artists like Maria Callas and Pavarotti, or the current artistic genius of Shen Yun’s orchestral music.
I’ve spent the majority of my adult life cultivating and meditating on Compassion, Truth, and Tolerance, principles highlighted by my wonderful meditation practice, Falun Dafa.
I have learned that the inner world of an artist affects the art they create profoundly, and that art profoundly affects the person seeing or hearing it. As the saying goes, we are what we eat. Our minds and souls require even more respect.