Phoenix-based Mishy Katz engages easily with people of all ages. She has been playing music onstage since she landed the solo singing role in her first grade Christmas play. She loves entertaining an audience of any size with an original song or cover tunes. Piano was her first instrument, but always looking to add to the fun, she now plays guitar, ukulele, various percussion instruments and more in her unforgettable act.
After struggling to feel confident with songwriting, in 2015 Mishy began writing original songs and music and started her own publishing company, Mishy’s Magic Soup Music. She has continued to add to her catalog and share with her fans through live performances and recordings in the Phoenix area and Los Angeles. Her rock band opened up for Lita Ford in the 80s, she travelled to Hollywood in 2019 to perform as an original duo with Eddy Detroit, and in 2019 she collaborated on a recording with talented producer John Charles Keenan.
In 2018 and 2019 Mishy released a series of individual songs and an original CD, “Bottomless Bucket List.” All but two of her releases were recorded, mixed and produced in her home recording studio. “4 Directions” was recorded with John C. Keenan, and “Nothing Sweeter than You” was recorded at Casey Weaver’s studio and mastered at Mishy’s studio.
Mishy has performed live at a number of Arizona-based folk festivals and songwriting gatherings, including the long-running Glendale Folk Festival in 2019 and 2020, and the Flagstaff and Prescott Folk Festivals in 2019. She has performed solo and sitting in with several other acts by invitation, and at the long-running Beatitudes Wednesday Night Music Session in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mishy’s delightful presence invites audience attention through her clever conversational lyric style and charming melodic music. She is actively engaged with her fans, sharing public livestreams regularly on Facebook and other social media. Americana, singer-songwriter, indie-folk with a touch of pop rock, Mishy’s music is inspired by an eclectic variety of influences, both contemporary and from her personal story, and include Kasey Chambers, the Indigo Girls, John Prine, AJR, and Noah and the Whale.
Mishy is currently writing and continuing to polish her writing, recording and production skills in preparation for her next release. She is influenced and coached by the talented Robin Frederick, songwriting coach, and a number of other strong music and creativity coaches. She continues to seek more information, inspiration, tools and value in learning and sharing her passion for music with her friends and fans.
Mishy’s goals include studying songwriting, recording and production in more depth, and creating more songs, music and art to leave as a legacy. She wants to bring live music into the lives of the people around her by integrating live music with public activities in her pottery studio, and sharing live music in her world through keynote concerts and live performance.