2007: Karen-Lee is nominated for BC Country’s Female Vocalist of the Year, Entertainer
of the Year, and Single of the Year!
• Karen-Lee released her 3rd single “Like I Would For You” and is presently working
on her 4th.
• Karen-Lee just shot her first Music Video for her up coming single “Hearts on
the run”, and is excited to have it out to you very soon!!
2006: Karen-Lee releases her first and second single” A Bitter End” & “One Day”.
She opened for “Emerson Drive”, and went on to open for “Big n’ Rich” at the Merritt
Mountain Music Festival. She sang the National Anthem at the Jays vs Yankees game
in TO. In October she won the BC Female Country Vocalist Award… making it her 3rd
win in a row, and was nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year,
and Single of the Year.
From festivals to sports events, Karen-Lee had a blast when she was asked to headline
the half time show for the CFL Western Finals November 12th. (BC won that game and
then went on to win the Grey Cup!!)
The wait is over. In an industry of stereotypes, Karen-Lee Batten’s vocals have
not only stopped a crowd in its tracks, but further, sent them reeling at the beauty
behind the voice.
In fact, this engaging young performer has come a long way in a very short time.
In 2003, all of Canada was captivated by her spirit, dazzling vocals, and downright
“IT” factor, when she flew past the 16,000 competitors of Canadian Idol to land
in the top eleven. Since then it’s been an exciting ride, and rather than rush out
her debut album, Karen Lee decided to take her time and do it right. Alongside award-winning
producer Tom McKillip, she meticulously listened to hundreds of songs to create
a genuine representation of her. From the driving force of “One Day”;( the albums
second single) spirit in “What Is Me”, to the heart-wrenching and evocative “A Bitter
End”(the albums first single), Karen Lee’s debut album “Every Moment” is an emotional
palette that brings all the elements of her artistry to the forefront. “I just love
the making of this album, it’s truly an project, that I believe, speaks about a
lot of things that are personal to all of us.”
Karen-Lee Batten, a proud British Columbian has become a beloved National singer
by pouring herself into songs ever since receiving her first taste of the stage
in various churches in her home town of Abbotsford. It was at the age of four that
she became fascinated by the magic of music, and wanted to be a singer. “I remember
one of my very first performances in my home church, well my mother remembers it
better. At just four years of age, and front row, I felt the need to pull my dress
up over my head in front of the whole congregation. I still have people that enjoy
reminding me of what they saw that day.”
Karen-Lee’s style is as diverse as her influences. “ I remember my friends always
laughing at my CD books, Sarah Mclachlan, Mozart, Aretha, The Hip, Martina McBride,
Frank Sinatra, Ani DiFranco, Beastie Boys, Eva Cassidy, Faith, Oh and Yes.. Whitney!!”
As a result, her fan base is impressive, diverse and loyal.
In 2004 Karen-Lee won the BC Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year,
and Abbotsford’s “Newsmaker of the Year.” In 2005, Karen Lee took home the Female
Vocalist Award again, and this past October was her 3rd win, making her the 2006
Female Vocalist. Prior to that, she was rewarded with a BMG Gold Record from her
recordings with Canadian Idol in 2003. She was nominated for the New Horizon Award
in 2001, 2002 and 2003, and for Female Vocalist in 2003. Throughout her journey
she has continued to push herself as a singer and a recording artist. Consider that
her first single, “A Bitter End”, is still on the charts, as she releases her second
single, “One Day”. You see a career not only rising, but catching fire!
“I love the Album title “Every Moment” that really is what life is all about …NOW!
You can’t change the past, and really have little control over the future, but you
own this moment, and it’s your decision what you do with it, and how you let it
effect you’re life.
So I say…“Life is now, enjoy Every Moment.”
Noteable Entertainment & Events is a Vancouver based booking agency
, party rental, entertainment services and event production
company. If you are interested in booking Karen-Lee Batten please contact us