Bio

  • 2016

    V roku 2016 Katka vyráža na samostatné turné "Prežijú len milenci tour" s kapelou a malým orchestrom. Všetky skladby su nanovo prearanžované do nových podôb, koncerty majú jedinečnú atmosféru. Na jeseň vychádza album s týmito skladbami pod názvom "PREMENY".
    Do éteru sa dostáva nový singel "FEA", ktorý je niekoľko týždňov po sebe najhranejšou domácou skladbou. Videoklip sa natáčal v New Yorku, kde Katka zároveň odohrala dva koncerte (New York, New Jersey). Katka okrem vlastných skladieb napísala niekoľko autorských piesní aj pre Lucku Bílou a titulný singel "Hana" je pilotný singel k jej novému albumu. 
    Na jeseň pokračuje druhá časť turné "Prežijú len milenci 2". Po tomto turné prichádza opäť spolupráca s Cigánskymi Diablami a 100členným budapeštianskym orchestrom.
    V decembri oslavuje IMT Smile, kde Katka začínala, výročie 20 rokov od vydania singla "Nepoznám" a vypredávajú 2 x Bratislavu a 2 x Košice.

  • 2015

    Na jar pokračuje turné s Cigánskymi Diablami. Priebežne vznikajú nové skladby na album, pred letom je pustený do éteru  "Motýľ Hlavolam". Katka skladá piesne súbežne na svoj album a aj na album Lucie Bílej. 

    21.10.2015 vychádza 3.sólový album "PREŽIJÚ LEN MILENCI" , na ktorom spolupracovala s viacerými producentmi a začínajú prípravy na buducoročné turné, ktoré prebehne v marci 2016. 

  • 2014

    Opätovné nadviazanie spolupráce s Christianom Eignerom, ktorý produkoval dve nové skladby, jednou z nich je singel NAVEKY (dlhodobo najhranejšia domáca skladba), ku ktorému bol natočený aj videoklip. Leto je opäť v znamení letných festivalov a na jeseň štartuje turné s Cigánskymi Diablami, z plánovaných 12 bolo nakoniec 40 úspešných vypredaných vystúpení.  

    Priebežne vznikajú ďalšie nové skladby na pripravovaný 3. sólový album.

  • 2013

    Začiatkom roka sa dostáva do éteru posledný singel z Tajomstiev -  "Zločin".

    Katarína so svojou kapelou v apríli vyráža na jedinečnú "Akustickú túru 2013" po slovenských a českých mestách. Počas roka vystupuje na mnohých festivaloch, predskakovala legendárnym Depeche Mode (SR), Cranberries (SR, ČR)., s hudobným projektom "The Cubes" aj kapele Garbage. V závere roka zložila skladbu k filmu "Zem je guľatá".

  • 2012

    The brand new album called "Tajomstvá" has been released on 13th February 2012. Slovak version of the album is distrubuted all over Slovak and Czech republic. The  English version of the album is called „Love and Regret“ and will be released and distributed all over Europe in a few next months. 

    Albums were produce by Christian Eigner (drummer of Depeche Mode and co-writer of Dave Gahan´s solo albums)

    Each version contains 11 tracks and both versions are also available on iTunes, MusicJet, etc. 
    During 2012 Katarina is going to play many gigs at various festivals across Slovakia, Czech Republic, also some gigs in UK, Germany... 

  • 2011

    Katarina and Christian are still working on new songs for the album. In March, Katarina is heading out on a tour with a legendary Czech band Chinaski, tour is taking place in 20 cities across Czech and Slovak. After tour, Katarina meets Christian in studio near Vienna again and together they  are finishing several new songs. At the end of August, the English and Slovak albums are already finished. 
    In September, Katarina  takes part in TV show Let´s dance and due to lack of time, the album releasing is moved to Febuary 2012.

     

  • 2010

    Katarina is starting a unique music project called „Radosť byť s Vami“ in which Katarina´s songs are re-arranged and enhanced with traditional  folk music band Hudci z Kyjova. The main target of this interesting musical connection is to bring the audience a very imposant mix of classical pop music and tradional folk music. Tour took place in 12 cities and gained great success from the audience.

    During summer Katka is playing many gigs at festivals in Slovakia and Czech republic, in September she represents Slovakia at Expo Exhibition in Shanghai, China and after that she played several gigs in London.
    At the same time she get in touch with Christian Eigner (world well-known producer and drummer of legendary Depeche Mode). The very first track was done under Christian´s production, it´s name is "Pride" (in Slovak "To musi byt len laskou"), it is the starting point for next steps in her music carreer. 

  • 2009

    Katarina is presenting several songs from her first solo album Zodiak at releasing party in Bratislava, after one month Zodiak reached the platinum award for sales. The first singel is called  „Vo svetle žiariacich hviezd“  and it´s no.1 at radio charts for many weeks and video won  several prizes.

    At the end of year, Zodiak Tour 2009 takes place in several cities across Czech and Slovak republic

    Third and last singel from Zodiak is called „Všetko inak vyzerá“.
     

  • 2008

    Katarina is participating on interesting music project called „Pocta Jarovi Filipovi“ for which she sang  „Do batôžka“. It was a tribute to very famous and important artistic personality of Jaro Filip (composer, writer, musician,  lyricist)

    Year 2008 is for Katarina the breaking one, she decided to leave her band Peha after 11 years. She decided to go her own way and move on artistically and personally.

    After this announcement she continue playing last gigs with her band Peha and at the same time she is preparing material for her new solo album. She sends couple of demo songs to British and American producers.

    Katarina decided to work with „Head“, British producer. They meet each other in summer in Prague. Head is invited to a Bathory film release party where Katarina sings a title hit song Muoj Boze, composed on her own.  This moment persuades Head to go into cooperation with her.

    At the end of September, Katarina moves to recording studio Sono near Prague.

    1st December - the first solo album Zodiak is released...

  • 2007

    Katka was asked by film director Juraj Jakubisko to compose a title song for his new epic historical film called Bathory. This song is called „ Muoj Boze “  and after a very short time it reached top charts and became most played song in Slovak and Czech republic for many months...It was rewarded by  Aurel Prize 2008  as best song of the year. From that moment Muoj Boze is played on all gigs and festivals ...  

     

  • 2006

    The retrospective album „BEST OF“ is released at SONY BMG, Katarina and Peha are playing hundreds of gigs across Slovakia and Czech republic.

  • 2005

    Fourth studio album is released under Universal label and it´s called „Den medzi nedelou a pondelkom“, where most of the songs are composed by Katarina. It was the most comercially succesful album of Peha and it reached many positive reactions from music criticists. 

    The most succesfull song is megahit „Spomal“, „Za tebou“, „Chodec na lane“ composed by Katarina. Katarína. Band is touring in Slovakia and Czech republic and Poland as well. "Spomal" became very succesfull in both states for several next years.

  • 2004

    PEHA is touring across Czech and Slovak with band Chinaski. It was a very important point reach Czech fans and establish their position there.

  • 2001

    Katarina and her band sing contract with SONY BMG and shortly after that the album called „Krajinou“  is released. First singel is very succesfull song „Hlava vinna, telo nevinna“.

    Two years after, the third studio album „Experiment“ is released. Title singles from it are songs composed by Katarina, „Naoko spim“ a „Slnecna balada“ .

  • 1999

    Debut album „Nieco sa chysta“ is released.  Radios are rotating singel „Dialkove ovladanie“ and it becomes most played songs for more than 2 months. Kapela was awarded by Aurel prize as a newcomer of the year.

  • 1997

    Katarina, drummer Martin Migas and guitarist Kajo Sivak based a new band Peha.

  • 1996

    Fifteen years old Katarina Knechtova starts music carreer during her study at Grammar School in Presov where she meets Ivan Tasler and several month after she gets the place of vocalist in their band IMT Smile. After that they are touring as a guest for legendary Czechoslovak band Olympic.

  • 1981

    Katarina was born on 14. March 1981 in Presov, Slovakia.