United Kingdom (August 12, 2004)–Pure Distribution, the UK distributor for Audix microphones, has supplied a number of VX-10 vocal condenser microphones to Katie Melua, one of Britain’s hottest contemporary jazz artists.
Melua’s sound engineer, Matt Manasse, requested Audix for her tour, after previously using the company’s range of percussion microphones. After being sent a selection of vocal mics, Matt determined that the VX-10 was perfectly suited to Melua’ vocal style. The singer rose to fame after she graduated from the Brit School for Performing Arts and teamed up with composer and producer Mike Batt. He visited the Brit School looking for a unique jazz and blues singer, for which Katie fitted the bill.
Audix vice president of sales and marketing, Cliff Castle stated, “We are absolutely delighted to be working with the UK’s newest acts. Katie has an exceptional voice and her vocal style is so mature it’s hard to believe she’s only 19.”