Kat Ellis: Coming from the south bay area of southern California, Kat has lived in the Temecula Valley area since 1988. During this time she has seen the area grow in the number of wineries and musical talent.
With her love of music, a major in photography along with a background in event coordinating, marketing, graphics, and publishing, it was only natural that Kat start her own promotional business. She has been considered for several years as the "go-to" gal for many southern California bands and musicians. Although based in the Temecula Valley area of southern California, Kat finds herself frequently on the road photographing people and places... or wherever the music takes her.
Kat has been a speaker on several music panels, most recently at the 2013 Indie Entertainment Summit held in North Hollywood, and on the "New Artist Marketing" panel at the L.A. Rock n Roll Conference held at the House of Blues in Hollywood.
Along with Toni Koch, Kat is co-founder of "Kat-a-ToniK" music promotion and discussion group with over 500 members world-wide. She is affliated with many music organizations, most notably with COSMO (Coalition of Songwriters and Music Organizations), LAWIM (Los Angeles Women in Music), Pitch-a-Song, and others. She is also an Associate Artist at the Dorland Art Colony. Her photos have been used in various music artist profiles, and her fine art photography has been used in several publications and websites. Kat's photo albums "Music Through My Eyes" and "God Through My Eyes" can be seen at: eleypromo.com
Kat's goal in "Chords and Vines" is to help promote her love of the Temecula Valley by showcasing the talented musicians in the area and of course pairing the music with award winning wines.