Blues and jazz singer songwriter Katie Melua was born in Georgia, but moved to Belfast in the aftermath of the Civil War, then to England at the age of fourteen. She was discovered by Mike Batt of ‘The Wombles’ fame, when he saw her at the Brit school for Performing Arts.
In 2006 she was the UK’s and Europe’s highest selling female artist. She has also appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse (2007). Katie signed my sketch in London in 2009.