Most are familiar with Kat Von D as the tattoo artist from her TV Show “LA Ink.” But those close to her know her as an all-around creative, with talent above and beyond ink and needles.
Sunday night at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, Kat Von D showed off her musical side. For the first time ever in front of an audience, the tattooed, self-proclaimed rocker sat down behind a piano and performed along side Danny Lohner from Nine Inch Nails and Wes Borland from Limp Bizkit at Linda Perry’s annual “An Evening With Women” event.
Kat performed Bronski Beat’s “Small Town Boy,” the band’s debut single back in 1984 which quickly rose to hit status, cementing them as one of the Britain’s key players in the mid-80’s synth-pop movement.
The original 1984 video by Bronski Beat.
“I’ve been passionate about music all my life,” Kat told E! News last October. “I’ve been playing classical piano since I was six.”
According to the Kat, she’s set her sights on writing and recording an album. She sites Depeche Mode and The Cure among her influences and her debut album will likely feature nods to both groups. She continues, “I think it’s much like tattooing or the TV show or makeup, my clothing line, fashion,” she said. “All those things, they’re just different outlets to be able to be creative. So music, I think it’s going to be one of those things.”
No word on when her debut album will be released and who she’s collaborating with.