Cate Tomlinson Delights NextFestLA With Pop Gold Thoughts, Photos & Video: Cate Tomlinson at LA County Fair 5/15/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Of all of the acts to grace The Lagoon Stage at the L.A. County Fair, Cate Tomlinson may have had the most dedicated fan base. It seemed like all of this indie-pop singer’s friends and family came out in full force to support her. How could I tell they were there for Cate? They were all wearing t-shirts that had the artwork of her latest single, “hurt you”, on the front. I kinda wanted to cop one but didn’t have the nerve to ask for one. lol.
A 21-year-old student at Northeastern University, Cate is well on her way as a recording artist. As a Music Industry major, you can hear her education coming through in her music. Her music is well-produced, and the songwriting is structurally solid. Her knack for crafting universally appealing pop music is definitely something she can hang a hat on. Her hooks and melodic lines are pretty catchy.
My only criticism is that I feel like she needed to connect more with the audience from the start. Perhaps it was nerves (it did look like she was having some difficulty with the mic stand and also perhaps she was a little uncomfortable with the draped shirt she was wearing- which she eventually took off), but there’s such an energy and youthfulness in her music, I really wanted to feel that youthful energy right from the get-go…”
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