FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019
ABBY K ANNOUNCES THE WORLDWIDE RELEASE OF HER DEBUT SINGLE “IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME” ON AUGUST 22!
(Los Angeles, Calif.) –Abby K, the 16 year-old bassist/vocalist, is set to release her debut single “It Should Have Been Me” worldwide on August 22nd via The Orchard, a Sony subsidiary. The Mooresville, N.C. rocker’s track features performances by Pat Gerasia and Dave McGarry from Billboard charting band Red Sun Rising and “new to the scene” guitarist Logan Foland.
Abby K has collaborated with her manager and producer, Eddie Z, to bring “It Should Have Been Me” to life as a powerful rock song with a pop hook. The song has been likened stylistically to Halestorm and Avril Lavigne by music industry insiders. “It Should Have Been Me” has also been praised by Alice Cooper’s guitarist Nita Strauss, who took a notice to Abby’s incredible talent early on and welcomed the young virtuoso to open for her on two different occasions.
“Abby K is one of the most gifted and focused musicians that I’ve worked with,” Eddie Z, 25-year industry veteran and owner of Charlotte’s The Playroom Rehearsal & Recording Facility, said. “It’s amazing to see this teenage girl walk onstage and deliver a ferocious, punch you in-the-mouth, performance. She’s a powerhouse.”
Abby K got hooked on hard rock after seeing Gene Simmons at a KISS concert that she attended with her dad. She put in the hours of practice to become the phenom that she is today. In the summer of 2018, she was one of only three bassists to be selected to attend Grammy Camp in Los Angeles. Abby K is focused on getting her music to the masses and improve at her craft every day.
Her age is a non-factor. “Just because I’m still in high school, it doesn’t mean that I take this lightly,” she said. “This is the career that I’ve been preparing for my whole life and I’m ready to be an inspiration to other girls that want to rock.”
Abby K Gets the Last Laugh From the Jump
Playing bass in her first band at just 13 years old, Abby Kurtz says she never imagined herself as a singer. But sometimes, the natural order leaves one no choice.
As the only female in a band full of puberty-stricken boys, Kurtz found herself stepping up to the mic out of the pure desire to keep things moving.
“In my first band when I was 13, all of the boys in the band took turns singing,” she recalls. “When their voices started changing, I would get so frustrated because we would have to drop songs and pick new ones because they could no longer sing them. That’s when I decided I was going to take on the role of lead singer.”
Eddie Z Signs Mooresville Teen To A Management Contract
A Moorseville Teen is making big noise in the music world!
Producer, engineer and guitarist Eddie Z of the Playroom in Charlotte has signed 16 year old Bassist and Vocalist Abby K to a management contract. Abby starting playing bass 3 years ago after going to a Kiss concert with her dad. Then she picked up singing after playing with a few bands!
Back in December, Abby K opened for Nita Strauss, the guitarist for Alice Cooper’s touring band. She says, her dream is to be a successful touring bassist and to inspire other young girls.
Eddie Z says a lot of exciting things are coming up for Abby K. She’s opening for some major touring artists as well as organizing a new band. Her first single will be released May 14th. To hear her music and find out more follow her on Twitter and Instagram @AbbyKOnBass.