Kat n Keys Trio
The Washington D.C. Area's Premier Cover Band
Are you searching for the perfect musical experience for your event? Look no further than the Kat n Keys Trio! We are a premiere cover band from Northern Virginia featuring two amazing vocalists and a very talented keyboardist. We pride ourselves in our extensive repertoire spaning multiple genres from past to present, featuring covers from grammy award-winning artists like Lady Gaga, Adele, Bruno Mars, and Pink. Featuring the exceptional vocal talent of Kat Klegin and Traval Mensah supported by keyboardist Dave Gaetani (aka The One Man Band), we produce an extremely high quality and professional sound while delivering an entertaining and lively show that is entertaining, fun and memorable. You and your guests will be amazed by our talent and energy.
The Kat n Keys Trio
A Quick Look
Throughout the course of their musical union, the members of The Kat n Keys Trio have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. Performing at a variety of venues and making countless public appearances, this talented band has earned the admiration and affection of critics and fans alike. Get in touch to learn more about their musical expertise, repertoire, and performance rates.
Dave has been playing professionally on and off since the age of 16. Originally from Philadelphia and the South Jersey areas, Dave started playing accordian at age 5. By age 13, Dave had taught himself how to play the drums and started his first rock band as a drummer. Dave first began gigging as a keyboardist throughout the tri-state area during his teenage years playing organ, piano, and synths.
Over the years, Dave has played with many local cover and original bands within the Philadelphia and D.C. including The RIchard Ivory Band, SwiftKick, Chocolate Factory, and Earls of Kent. Along the way, learning many different musical styles from Jazz to Pop and just about everything in between as well as writing his own original instrumental musical scores for film and TV. Dave's keyboard influences are many and some of his favorites include Billy Joel, Steve Winwood, Greg Allman, Donald Fagen, and Bruce Hornsby.
Early on, Dave realized the enormous potential of midi and digital synthesizer technology and became adept at sequencer programming, sampling, and drum pattern recording and applies these techniques to The Kat n Keys Trio giving it a much larger sound than what a trio can typically produce. His technical skills coupled with his passion for emulating acoustic instruments such as guitar, bass, reeds, woodwinds, and strings as authentically as possible on keyboards is what gives The Kat n Keys Trio such an incredibly big and dynamic full band sound of 5 to 9 players. Fondly known as the one man band, you would never know that the many instrument sounds heard during a live performance were actually being played on keyboards by a single musician.
Karen "Kat" Klegin
Kat fronts the band with her entertaining and dynamic stage presence coupled with her jaw dropping vocal performances. Kat has been singing professionally for the past 20+ years and has been the lead singer of several cover bands in the Northern Virginia area including Swiftkick along with Dave. Kat's versatility is one of her many strengths as she can go from the smokey bluesy style of a Joss Stone to a rocked out edgier style of Pink or Lady Gaga with tremendous ease.
Kat enjoys singing all styles and genres of music including Rock, Country, Blues, and Pop. Her influences include Lady Gaga, Adele, Rihanna, Norah Jones, Joss Stone, and Alecia Beth Moore (aka Pink) as well as country artists Gretchen Wilson and Carrie Underwood. Kat is not afraid of taking on big vocally challenging songs or even male vocals and enjoys putting her own unique style to tunes by Journey, John Mayer, and The Eagles, just to name a few.
Kat's highly polished vocal talent coupled with her high energy performances and stage presence is what makes The Kat n Keys Trio one of the most entertaining, dynamic, and fun bands around.
Traval is a talented vocalist known for his powerful, rich soulful voice and eclectic song stylings. Skilled in singing multiple genres, he has the ability to instantly engage an audience, be it singing R&B, Pop, Soul or Rock Classics. He too doesn't shy away from taking on big challenging vocals from artists such as Bruno Mars, Adele, George Michaels, and Luther Vandross.
Recently returning to the music scene, Traval has been singing from an early age. His passion and love for music shines through in every song, whether preserving the authenticity and originality of a song, or enhancing and making it his own.