State Theatre Portland
Kat Wright

Kat Wright

Katie Matzell

Sat, February 24, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Port City Music Hall

Portland, ME

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show

This event is all ages

Buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office (504 Congress Street) Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online right here. PCMH box office will open one hour before doors night of show.

Kat Wright
Kat Wright
Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. There’s soul flowing in and out of her rock ‘n’ roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul music’s sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartache’s apology. It’s funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little … like it should.

Supporting her is a rock solid rhythm section of bass, drums and keys; a powerful, three-piece horn section; an electric guitarist who dances beneath the surface before exploding to the top. Seven players, each a soloist and entertainer in their own right, blending Memphis soul and new school R&B with a level of improvisation that more than a few Vermont bands have been known for. They aim right for the heart and move your soul without overlooking your ass.

Confident, cool and, well… indomitable.

Working their magic throughout the Northeast and preparing to extend far beyond the region, Kat and the band are on a simple quest to “send people out feeling better than when they walked in” to the show…
Katie Matzell
Katie Matzell
Katie Matzell is an up-and-coming singer and songwriter from Portland, Maine, who recently released her self-titled debut EP at her sold-out show in January. In a recent review, MaineToday described her vocals as "fierce and dazzling." You can find Katie playing live shows in support of the EP with her band around the Northeast and beyond.
Venue Information:
Port City Music Hall
504 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101