My name is Katie Hampton, and I sing. I'm here to help complete a picture  -  a film score, an album, a live performance. Whether it's a classical choir, pop background vocals, or an indie rock band, I work to sight-read, harmonize, blend, and perform the very best I can.

Here's how I got here: 

Born in LA

Raised by a composer and costume designer



in 1997

Got a Jazz Perf. degree from

McGill University

Auditioned for Sergio Mendes in 2007, got the gig

Moved back to LA, been stuck in traffic ever since!

 A few career highlights: 

  • 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 my dad

About my voice: 

  • Low note: C3

  • High belt note: D5, high falsetto note: B5

  • Genre strengths: classical choral (Alto II up to Soprano II), pop, indie, jazz, Brazilian, gospel choir (Alto)

  • Click here for my vocal demo

Remote Recording

On a regular basis I use

this and this

to track my own vocals for demos, auditions, and remote sessions. Sometimes that happens when I'm in the middle of nowhere at Lake Powell (see Right). 

(or this if

I'm traveling)


Composers, artists, songwriters, musical directors, vocal contractors -

contributing to their vision is my job. Check out my Listen and Watch pages.

If you are one of these people and think I’d be a good fit for your project, contact me for a demo or tell me when and where to be. And if I’m not quite the right fit, I can’t wait to recommend some of the brilliant LA singers we have in our town. 




Vocal Demo 2020 Katie Hampton
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Original EP

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.

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. 

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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