Who is Katy Vernon: 

Ukulele Songbird – Sad songs on a happy instrument!!

One of the Twin Cities most beloved folky singer/songwriters.” Star Tribune. Chris Riemenschneider.

Katy was born and raised in London, UK but in the past dozen or so years has established herself as one of the busiest musicians in Minnesota.

Whether playing solo, as a duo, in her newest band, or as a tribute artist Katy continues to be an in demand musician in Minnesota and the UK.

She was also named ‘Acoustic Performer Of The Year’ by City Pages.

All the links… 

Katy Vernon – Socials

Twitter – @katyvernonmusic

Instagram – @katyvernonmusic

Spotify – Katy Vernon

Reverbnation – https://reverbnation.com/katyvernon


During her first UK Tour in 2017 a young man approached Katy in a North London venue and said “You are exactly what I imagined you would be, a Ukulele Songbird’! Katy liked it so much that it has come to define her sweet but also strong sound.

Katy took up the ukulele in 2011 after years of songwriting. Something sparked in her as soon as she picked up a new instrument. Songwriting was kicked into high gear and she has never looked back. Katy loves that the ukulele has also expanded her career into the Ukulele festival scene.  She has appeared at Festivals in the Midwest and UK, such as the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain, The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival, Brown County Ukulele Fest, Taste Of Minnesota, Allegheny Uke Soiree, Bracklesham Uke Weekend, Big Turn Fest, and Hazelfest. 

Gig List

FAVOURITE GIRL: Katy has just launched a new band called ‘Favourite Girl’. New single Favourite Girl will be released in the summer of 2024.

Favourite Girl is the new project led by British songwriter Katy Vernon. Katy has been performing original melodic folk pop for over 25 years in the Twin Cities and in the UK. This new project builds upon her catchy songwriting and turns everything up to 11! This almost exclusively female powered rock band performs bold and exciting songs with a feminist and timeless approach. Taking on the old boys music club and having fun with it. Favourite Girl will have you dancing, singing, and leaving audiences feeling empowered to be their truest selves.

Favourite Girl – Socials

Facebook – Favourite Girl

Instagram – @FavouriteGirlBand

ABBASOLUTELY FAB: Katy also sings the role of Agnetha in the all star ABBA Tribute band ‘ABBASolutely Fab’. She grew up dancing around her bedroom to ABBA’s Greatest Hits and singing into her hairbrush. Katy was thrilled in 2017 to find a kindred spirit Jenny Russ and it didn’t take long for the established and in demand singers to build a band. ABBASolutely Fab take the music seriously but not themselves. This has created a band that performs a top notch tribute to the well loved catalog of ABBA but also entertains the audience with witty banter, dancing and a whole lot of fun. The band continues to grow in popularity and has played to several thousand excited fans at the MN State Fair. They play theater shows all over the State and have played multiple sold out runs at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

ABBASolutely Fab – Socials

Facebook –  https://m.facebook.com/ABBASolutelyfab

Instagram – @abbasolutelyfab

KATY VERNON BAND: As lead singer and songwriter of the Katy Vernon Band for 10 years Katy released three albums. Her newest record ‘Suit Of hearts’ was named a top ten record of the year by the Star Tribune, as well as City Pages, and Melodic Playlist Twin Cities. The band headlined several festivals and venues and were featured on radio and tv. The band was disbanded in 2021 but remain proud of the work they achieved together. Their last show was a hugely successful farewell at the historic Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis. During her time in this band she grew as a writer and has won several awards. Including the Eric Stokes songwriting award and as a finalist in the New song contest at Kerrville Folk Festival.

Follow Katy:

Facebook –  https://m.facebook.com/katyvernonmusic

Twitter – @katyvernonmusic

Instagram – @katyvernonmusic

Spotify – Katy Vernon

Reverbnation – https://reverbnation.com/katyvernon

Book Katy:

For booking inquiries, please contact katyvernon@gmail.com

Messages will also be responded to via Facebook Music Page – Katy Vernon Music