She's in the Band: Get to Know Kat Hall From Just Chameleons

Take a walk down to Potbelly’s, The Wilbury or Proof on a Friday night and you’re eventually going to bump into a local reggae band, Just Chameleons– fronted by Kat Hall, whose distinct dreads are noticeable from miles away. Kat’s talent, along with the rest of her band’s, has earned them gigs across Florida and their popularity has sky-rocketed recently. In addition to being a Tallahassee music icon, Kat is also a student at FSU! We got the opportunity to sit down with her for a quick interview.

Her Campus (HC): How old are you and what’s your major?

Kat Hall (KH): I'm 21 years old. My major is Social Entrepreneurship.

HC: How and when did you get into music?

KH: I got into music when I was in high school. My sister started singing in a reggae band, so I became involved in the reggae scene and started singing back-up vocals. Once I got on stage, I was hooked on performing.

HC: Who is your musical inspiration?

KH: My musical inspirations are Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu. These powerful women are not afraid to speak their mind through their music and move the people around them. 

 

Courtesy: @kat_hall_music on Instagram

 

HC: Where is your favorite place to perform?

KH: My favorite place to perform in Tallahassee is Proof because of the outdoor vibes and because everyone dances.

HC: What is your favorite music-related memory?

KH: My favorite memory was performing at Okeechobee Music Festival in 2017. We had back-stage access the entire weekend, which showed me how well artists are taken care of. I met many of my idols and was regarded with respect because I performed that weekend.

HC: If you could perform anywhere in the world, city or venue where would it be?

KH: If I could perform anywhere in the world, I would like to perform at Red Rocks in Colorado. It seems like a magical place to play. 

HC: What’s one instrument you want to learn how to play?

KH: I want to learn to play the bass because it gives me the feels. 

HC: Do you write your own music? If so, what’s your favorite song you’ve written?

KH: I write my own music; my favorite song is Purple Sky. It has a few tempo changes and a hype dancehall section, which keeps it interesting. It also tells a profound story of love and loss, which I secretly allude to several times in the song.

HC: Have you had any crazy fan experiences yet?

KH: The craziest fan experience I've had was when a man came up to me crying after a show to tell me that my song made him feel a spark for music and that he wants to start playing again after a long period of withdrawal from creative outlets. My goal is to inspire my listeners, so hearing that story from a grown man changed my life. 

HC: Is your music on Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud etc.? If not, how can we listen to it?

KH: My music can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, and YouTube!

Kat’s musical talents come without question; however, it is her drive and dedication which led to success. If you’re looking for motivation to become a popular local musician, definitely take a look at Kat for inspiration!

 

Courtesy: Katie Skelton