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Katie Hampton is a vocalist for film, television, and live performance.


Born in Los Angeles and raised by a composer dad and costume designer mom, Katie developed an early love for recording studios and sequins. She studied jazz in Montreal at McGill University, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance. After joining Sergio Mendes' band as one of the lead singers in 2008, Katie moved back to LA and has been touring, session singing, and participating in bands and choirs ever since. She is currently working towards a Master of Music degree from Cal State Northridge in Voice.

A few highlights along the way: 

  • Recording classical choir vocals for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • Performing at the Sydney Opera House with Sergio Mendes

  • Singing with Los Robles Master Chorale at the Walt Disney Concert Hall under the direction of John Adams

  • Making an EP with her dad

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On a regular basis Katie uses

this and this

to track her own vocals for demos, auditions, and remote sessions in a vocal booth at home (#spousecovidproject). 

(or this if

she's traveling; maybe that'll happen again one day)

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Live with Sergio Mendes
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Live with Opus Orange
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Good Day LA w/ Pink Martini
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Original EP

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I, Myself, and Me
Toy Soldier
Going Under
Take It In

Released in 2013, Deep in the Rust is an EP created by Katie and her dad, Steve Hampton. Independently produced, it evolved out of a mutual love of a raw, indie aesthetic and acoustic instrumentation. 

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Lead Vocals, 2007 - present


Singing in English and Portuguese, Katie has toured with Sergio Mendes since 2007, singing mostly in unison with Gracinha Leporace. Notable venues include the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Glastonbury Festival, Rock in Rio, and Carnegie Hall. Live TV performances have included Jay Leno, the ALMA Awards, and Lopez Tonight.

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Background Vocals, 2013 - present

Katie has been one of Aubrey’s background singers since 2013, performing in LA venues such as Hotel Cafe, Catalina’s, and Vibrato. In 2019 she recorded live backgrounds on Aubrey’s latest album, Where the Sunshine is Expensive, which reached #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Charts. 

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Vocals, Synths, 2014 - present

Led by Paul Bessenbacher, Katie plays synths and sings in LA-based indie rock band, Opus Orange. She recorded on the latest album released in February 2020.



Alto I, 2015 - present

Major works performed include Stravinsky's "The Rake's Progress" (opera chorus) at the Ojai Music Festival, movements from Ted Hearne's "Sound From the Bench" under the direction of John Adams at the Walt Disney Hall, Handel's Messiah, and Mozart's Requiem. 



Alto, 2017 - present

Snowfall is a pop/jazz caroling group that provides contemporary Christmas music for the Los Angeles area and beyond. Created and run by Grammy-winning arranger and producer Ben Bram, Snowfall sings largely from Pentatonix’ vast catalog of Christmas arrangements. 




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