GiG{a}BiT Rocks Founder

Meet Brazen Member: Katy Thomas

Welcome to “Meet Brazen Member” an exclusive Brazen series featuring our Brazen Growth Group Members. We are excited to share a little bit of their professional and personal stories with you!



Katy Thomas is the founder of GiG{a}BiT Rocks, a tour planning platform for independent artists. It can be utilized for a “power weekend,” national, and even world-wide tours. GiG{a}BiT Rocks’ method focuses on connecting artists to one another. They believe that having a solid local artist in each tour-stop city is key to touring success. A local artist understands their scene and can also bring out their fans while the touring group is building their national or regional presence. Everyone returns the favor and Presto! We have a big beautiful community of musicians elevating each other to the next level.


What is the inspiration behind your business?
My husband and all the wonderful musicians I’ve encountered as a result of him. Indie musicians work so hard. They are writing, practicing, recording, hauling gear, planning, and also holding down full time jobs to pay the bills. I wanted to create something that would save them time, create more reliable revenue and ultimately make being a full-time musician a reality. 


What is your favorite quote?
“Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is tired morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.”

-George S. Patton


Which of your personal attributes do you think equips you the most to be an entrepreneur and why?
I’m a problem solver and very self-driven


What is your favorite piece of business advice?
Be productive, but don’t forget to have fun.


Besides social media and news sites, what website do you check often?


What do you love most about being the boss?
Being creative, listening to people and figuring out solutions. 


What is your favorite book?
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed


One skill you’d like to learn this year?
Learn French


What small luxury do you treat yourself to?


How do you relax after a long day?
Glass of wine and a good book


What is your favorite non-work related hobby?
I love checking out new restaurants


Your favorite vacation spot?
North Shore, Oahu


Favorite non-office space to hold a meeting?
Outside on a patio when it’s nice


What is your favorite game?


Who inspires you?
My family


What is your favorite sport or physical activity?
Running or sand volleyball


If you had an extra hour every day, how would you use it?
Reading or spending time with family and friends




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