Best known as former background singers for Kelly Clarkson, Jill and Kate have also distinguished themselves as a singer/songwriter duo of real craft and charm.
The pair is driven by their own sensitive, well-rendered tunes and their sterling vocal harmonies. Jill and Kate are based in Nashville, TN.
A personal note from j&k:
Hi! Thanks for stopping by our website! We are Jill and Kate..or collectively JillandKate…and sometimes people get tongue-tied and call us “KillandJate” Anyway…thanks for stopping by. We met in college at a music program on Martha’s Vineyard…one of our homework assignments was to co-write a song with a classmate. So, in the interest of getting homework done, we decided to write a song together. From that point on we realized that our voices blended well (people always think we’re sisters), we liked writing together and loved harmonizing with each other so we formed “Jill and Kate.”
Since that point, so much has happened. We’ve driven ourselves across the country in a silver mini-van playing shows in people’s living rooms and noisy bars. We’ve had the great pleasure of traveling the globe supporting Kelly Clarkson singing back-up for her on her live tours.
We make music because it’s therapeutic for us to get out our feelings and write about our lives and the experiences that we face. The failure, the excitement, the heartache, the love that makes your stomach sink, the disappointment…we are all in this together…so we hope you can find something in our music that you can relate to…To know that someone else has been there too.
We hope you’ll join us on this crazy ride…whether it’s seeing you at a show, engaging in conversation on our Blog/Facebook/Twitter or letting us follow your picture trail on Instagram.
Things You Should Know About Jill:
-New England native
-Favorite color is orange
-Obsessed with word games (especially Boggle)
-Lover of palindromes
Things You Should Know About Kate:
-Went to school on 3 different continents
-Favorite color is pink
-Laughs at her own jokes
-Obsessive list maker