Caitlin Koch ("C") is a Nashville-based Artist, Songwriter, actress, & model.
Originally from Orchard Park, NY, Caitlin started singing in church with her father. she embraced music of all genres- including opera, classical, Gospel & musical theatre during vocal training. however, it was elvis presley, the shoals & motown classics that heavily influenced caitlin early on due to her parents' musical preferences. Because of her parents, Caitlin's artistry stems from songs of the 50s & 60s eras.
In 2004 at age 14, Caitlin won singing contest "Buffalo Idol" (by Kiss 98.5 FM) and was the opening act for Gavin DeGraw & Avril LaVigne at The Key Bank Center of Buffalo, NY. An electrifying audience of 15,000 made it a defining moment for Caitlin as a young performer. "I felt at home on stage", says C.
She then signed a management and recording deal with Robbie Konikoff at Audio Magic Recording Studios. Konikoff had Caitlin performing in buffalo to hone her skills as an entertainer. She'd continue to play local venues (5, 6 nights/week) over the next decade.
Caitlin quickly acquired notoriety in Buffalo's music scene. She won Artvoice newsweekly and Buffalo Music awards ranging from 2010-2015; winning BEST FEMALE VOCALIST four consecutive years. She was the headliner for major annual events such as the NYE Buffalo ball drop (drawing anywhere from 20k-40k people) for 7 consecutive years. She is a regular performer of our nation's National Anthem for The Buffalo Bills and multiple other national and international sports teams.
In 2011, Caitlin took her talent to the international stage as the singing rugby coach (yes, rugby) on Simon Cowell's production, "The X Factor USA" on FOX network. Caitlin received a standing ovation for her version of "Stop In The Name Of Love" by The Supremes. She ranked in the TOP 8 of Cowell's team, but was cut before the show went to a live audience.
over the years, Caitlin has shared stages with the likes of pat benatar, Grace Potter, the goo goo dolls, Gavin DeGraw, cassadee pope, The B52's, Blood Sweat & Tears, Bo Bice, Colt Ford, Danielle Bradbery, Avril Lavigne, Paula Abdul, Derek St. Holmes, Lance Diamond, lauren alaina, Brantley gilbert, Tears for Fears, Matt Giraud, The scintas, T. Graham Brown, & others.
In 2013, Caitlin signed on with Paula Abdul management at Abdul, INC. and toured with the show "Ballroom With A Twist", featuring dancers & reality TV stars from "Dancing With The Stars" & singers from "American Idol".
In 2015, Caitlin relocated to Nashville, TN in pursuit of music as an independent artist.
"I was not where I wanted to be in my career, so I made a move... I felt like the Nashville music community opened its arms to me one friend at a time", says Caitlin.
As a Nashville native, caitlin began acting in commercials and on the hit series show "Nashville". she signed with amax agency in pursuit of acting and modeling opportunities. 2016 birthed "I Am Caitlin" EP (recorded using analogue tape in East Nashville). The body of work was reflective of her experiences with love & career. caitlin co-produced the EP with Nashville sound engineer/producer, Kyle Wierzba.
2016-2017, Caitlin toured the Northeastern US & Europe months at a time to promote "I Am Caitlin" live. Caitlin saw the stage on 3 separate occasions at 02 Arena in London, UK at Country2Country Music Fest. After ringing in 2018 headlining the Buffalo, NY Ball Drop in front of 40,000 friends and fans- Caitlin returned to Nashville to Record new music. She is currently writing and recording with goals of releasing new music in 2019.