Kate has had a passion for music since a young age. In grammar school she was accepted into the gifted and talented music program and started playing the saxophone in the school band. When Kate was in middle school she began playing guitar and started her very first band.
Kate continued pursuing her passion for music in high school – playing in several bands, performing live at many school events, winning multiple battle of the bands, and recording in a professional studio. Since then Kate has been the singer/songwriter/guitarist for the hard rock band Vextion, singer/guitarist in the Christmas band The Mighty Tree Toppers, and is also releasing a solo album under her name, Kate Ortiz.