All about me!
At the tender age of 3, Caitlin began singing at Nativity of Our Lord
church with her father’s folk group during Sunday Services. She
continued singing in church and in school for the years preceding her
high school career. As a 14-year-old sophomore at Orchard Park HS,
Caitlin signed up for Kiss 98.5’s Buffalo Idol Contest. Needless to
say she took the competition by storm with an interpretation of Alicia
Keys’ ‘Fallin’. She headlined at HSBC Arena before Avril LaVigne and
sang onstage with Gavin Degraw. She went on to win several other local
“Idol” contests throughout HS and then signed a recording contract
with Robbie Konikoff of Audio Magic Studios in Black Rock, NY.
While attending Orchard Park High School, Caitlin was the Captain of
her basketball team when she broke the Junior Varsity record for
3-pointers. When Caitlin wasn’t on the court, she was taking any one
of 6 dance classes at Eugenia’s Dance Studio located in West Seneca,
In her junior year, Caitlin retired from basketball and began playing
rugby for Orchard Park. Although new to the game, Caitlin with her
competitive spirit quickly became the most accomplished female rugby
player New York State had to offer. She won numerous awards as Captain
of her team, was named NYS All-Star MVP, and went on to compete at the
state and national levels for 2 consecutive years.
After graduating Orchard Park High School as an honors student,
Caitlin attended Canisius College and continued playing rugby. Her
contribution to the team helped them rise in Division. After leaving
Canisius to further pursue a career in music, Caitlin continues
playing rugby for local Women’s clubs, and for the Niagara Wasps Rugby
Club in Canada. She is currently coaching Orchard Park Rugby, her
previous high school team.
When Caitlin is not coaching and playing rugby, all focus is on
singing. Caitlin sings in the Buffalo, NY area regularly with the
Jamie Moses Band. She has just finished recording ‘The Ex Factor’ EP
which features songs Caitlin performed live on ‘The X Factor USA’. In
the near future, Caitlin will be writing and recording an all-original
CD to exercise her talents as a songwriter.
This past year, Caitlin has been on ‘American Idol’ season 10 and most
recently on Simon Cowell’s newest production, ‘X Factor USA’ on Fox
Network. In late November 2011, Caitlin & The Jamie Moses Band were
the winners of 3 Buffalo Nightlife Music Awards, including Buffalo’s
Best Female Vocalist. “On behalf of myself and the Jamie Moses Band,
I’d like to thank all those that voted in the Nightlife Music Awards.
The band and I took home multiple awards in different categories,
including Best Female Vocalist. Thank you from the bottom of my
heart!” – Caitlin Koch