Katie and Karin announce new album and tour for 2017

kk-124Katie and Karin have an intuitive musical connection. Their collaborations to date have earned them widespread praise and their latest co-creation, Songs of the Latin Skies once again promises to enchant national audiences.

Together they journey through the great South American songbook of bossa nova, samba, salsa and tango, interpreting work by Gilberto Gil, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Luis Bonfa, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more.

Guitarist Karin Schaupp is an internationally sought-after recitalist and soloist. They combine forces to create a unique sound, putting a fresh spin on Latin jazz and classical pieces from the musical masters of South America.

The album “Songs of The Latin Skies” is 14 tracks, paying homage to this wonderful genre and showcasing two of Australia’s most accomplished talents at their finest. It all springs to life in March 2017, when Katie and Karin take to the road in a production that is designed to thrill and delight the audience.

“Katie Noonan has a voice like warm honey being decanted into melting snow. It is such a thing of beauty that finding a vessel to hold it can be difficult. Happily, in the music of acclaimed German-born classical guitarist Karin Schaupp, Noonan has found the perfect companion
THE AUSTRALIAN

“Once again it has been such a pleasure to make beautiful music with my friend Karin. The voice and the guitar have been at the core of Latin music for centuries and it has been great fun to re-arrange them for us, showcasing some of Australia’s finest composers for the guitar. We look forward to sharing this gorgeous music with you on our national tour!” KATIE NOONAN

“This album feels like our collaboration has really come into its own. We both have a great affinity for Latin music, the guitar is very much at home there and we’ve become such great friends that the recording process has been a deep joy, both personally and musically.” KARIN SCHAUPP

KATIE NOONAN & KARIN SCHAUPP

SONGS OF THE LATIN SKIES tour 2017

 

MARCH – JUNE 2017

FRI 17 MAR                        THE SPIEGELTENT, HOBART, TAS

                                              Tickets: www.spiegeltenthobart.com/

 

SAT 18 MAR &                  THE SPIEGELTENT, ADELAIDE, SA

SUN 19 MAR                     Tickets: www.gardenofunearthlydelights.com.au


THU 23 MAR                      QUARRY AMPHITHEATRE, PERTH, WA

                                               Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.au/

 

FRI 24 MAR                        BUNBURY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE,

                                               BUNBURY, WA

                                               Tickets: www.bunburyentertainment.com/

 

THU 11 MAY                      CITY RECITAL HALL, SYDNEY, NSW

                                             Tickets: www.cityrecitalhall.com

 

FRI 12 MAY                        LAYCOCK STREET THEATRE, LAYCOCK, NSW

                                              Tickets: www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/theatres //

 

SAT 13 MAY                      IPAC, WOLLONGONG, NSW

                                            Tickets: www.merrigong.com.au/

 

FRI 19 MAY                        A & I HALL, BANGALOW, NSW              

                                              Tickets: www.redsquaremusic.com.au/

 

SAT 20 MAY                      QUEENSLAND CONSERVATORIUM BRISBANE,

                                              QLD, GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY

                                              Tickets: www.qtix.com.au

 

THU 8 JUN                         BENDOOLEY ESTATE, BERRIMA, NSW

Tickets: via coordinator@bendooleyestate.com.au

 

FRI 9 & SAT 10 JUN        STREET THEATRE, CANBERRA, ACT

                                             Tickets: www.thestreet.org.au/

 

SUN 11 JUN                       JOAN SUTHERLAND PAC, PENRITH, NSW

                                            Tickets: www.thejoan.com.au/

 

FRI 30 JUN                         MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, MELBOURNE, VIC

                                              Tickets: www.melbournerecital.com.au/ 3

george performing at Twilight Sounds: Melbourne Zoo & Taronga Zoo

george are bring their iconic indie rock hits to the Twilight Sounds at both Taronga Zoo and Melbourne Zoo for a special reunion performance with all original band members supported by prolific singer-songwriter Felix Riebl and Jack Carty.

celebrating their 21st birthday in 2017 george recently played their first show in over a decade with brother and sister powerhouse Katie Noonan and Tyrone Noonan, Geoff Green, Paulie Bromley and Nick Stewart reuniting. The quintet formed in Brisbane in 1996 and quickly forged a dedicated following across the nation with their captivating live performances. Their first album Polyserena (2002) debuted at #1 on the ARIA chart, achieving Double Platinum sales and clocking up 6 ARIA nomination before winning Best Breakthrough Artist – Album. Their stunning follow up Unity (2004) was certified Gold and saw the band take the record on the road before going on hiatus in 2005 with their last show in Sydney Opera House’s forecourt.

You can buy tickets below:

PERFORMING WITH GEORGE AT TARONGA ZOO WITH FELIX RIEBL & JACK CARTY
Friday 17th February 2017
Taronga Zoo, Sydney
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PERFORMING WITH GEORGE AT MELBOURNE ZOO WITH FELIX RIEBL & JACK CARTY
Saturday 18th February 2017
Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne
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GEORGE ANNOUNCES ONE-OFF ADELAIDE SHOW

george-cropAFTER SELL OUT BRISBANE REUNION, GEORGE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL ADELAIDE PERFORMANCE

“george dazzles 20 years on”Brisbane Times

“Now, just as it was at their formation in 1996, Katie’s voice is still studio superb”The Music

Iconic Brisbane indie band george are set to return to Adelaide for the first time in over 10 years as they reunite for a special one off performance at The Gov. The band recently reunited for the first show together in 11 years for a special sold out performance at Brisbane Festival for the bands 20th anniversary to rave reviews. The band began its rise to the top in 1998 with the debut EP george, followed by two EPs, both which were heavily rotated by Triple J, gaining the band a huge live following across Australia.

In 2001 and 2002, the band released the singles ‘Special Ones’, ‘Run’, ‘Breathe In Now’ and ‘Breaking It Slowly’ as their debut album Polyserena debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts. Polyserena achieved gold record status within ten days, platinum record status within three weeks, and then went double platinum, spending 36 weeks in the top 50.

From humble beginnings at the Gold Coast Rose and Crown Tavern, the band went on to sell out the Sydney Opera House three times and perform around the world. Touted as one of the best live Australian bands ever, george was one of the first indie bands to sell out huge venues like The Metro Theatre in Sydney, paving the way for non-commercial music in Australia.

george are reuniting for a series of performances around their 20th anniversary including performing at the upcoming Queenscliff Music Festival as well as more shows to be announced. To celebrate the reunion the band have also released a limited edition CD, which features a collection of rare never heard before george tracks as well as early recordings from the band. The CD is available exclusively through the george website.

 

george will be supported by special guest singer songwriter Jack Carty.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see george perform in Adelaide.

Tickets available through oztix.

 

For all george information head to: george.net.au

george reunite for Brisbane Festival 2016

ARIA Award-winning, iconic Brisbane band george will reform for an exclusive 20th anniversary performance at Brisbane Festival.

The george reunion performance will reunite all original members of the band – sister and brother powerhouse Katie Noonan and Tyrone Noonan, Geoff Green, Paulie Bromley and Nick Stewart.

The band began their rise to the top in 1998, releasing EP george in 1998 and You Can Take What’s Mine in 1999 and Bastard Son/Holiday in 2000. Each were heavily rotated by triple j, gaining the band a huge live following across Australia. In 2001, the band released singles ‘Special Ones’, ‘Run’ and ‘Breathe In Now’ as their debut album Polyserena debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts. Polyserena achieved gold record status within ten days, platinum record status within three weeks, then went double platinum, spending 36 weeks in the top 50.

Touted as one of the best live Australian bands ever, george were one of the first indie bands to sell out huge venues like The Metro Theatre in Sydney, paving the way for non-commercial music in Australia.

The band are reuniting for their first live show together in 11 years as 2016 marks 20 years since the band formed in Brisbane.

From their humble beginnings at the Gold Coast Rose and Crown Tavern, the band went on to sell out the Sydney Opera House three times and perform around the world.

Performing at Brisbane Festival 2016

Friday 9th September 2016 – Queensland Performing Arts Centre

TICKETS

Find out more from www.george.net.au

 

‘With Love and Fury’ OUT NOW!

Brodsky Quartet & Katie Noonan’s spine-tingling re-imagining of the words of Australian poet Judith Wright, ‘With Love and Fury’ is out now!

The album was recorded in London and features compositions from contemporary Australian composers including Carl Vine, Elena Kats-Chernin, Richard Tognetti, Iain Grandage, Andrew Ford, David Hirschfelder, Paul Grabowsky, Paul Dean, John Rodgers i and one of Katie’s own.

‘WITH LOVE AND FURY’

BRODSKY QUARTET & KATIE NOONAN

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Brodsky Quartet & Katie Noonan – Australian Tour

BRODSKY QUARTET (UK) and KATIE NOONAN:
WITH LOVE AND FURY
TOURING NATIONALLY

THURSDAY 28TH APRIL 
QPAC CONCERT HALL
BRISBANE, QLD
TICKETS 

FRIDAY 29TH APRIL
MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE
MELBOURNE, VIC
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SATURDAY 30TH APRIL
CANBERRA INT MUSIC FESTIVAL
CANBERRA, ACT
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SUNDAY 1ST MAY
HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE
ADELAIDE, SA
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MON 2ND MAY
CITY RECITAL HALL
SYDNEY, NSW
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WED 4TH MAY 
ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
ALBANY, WA
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THURS 5TH MAY 
PERTH CONCERT HALL
PERTH, WA
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Tickets on sale now!

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Katie Noonan appointed as new Artistic Director of the Queensland Music Festival

Queensland Music Festival (QMF) and The Premier of Queensland and Minister for the Arts Annastacia Palaszczuk have announced internationally renowned singer-songwriter Katie Noonan as the new Artistic Director of the biennial state-wide celebration.

The four-time ARIA Award-winning and seven-time platinum selling songstress, who rose to fame with indie-pop outfit George, will be the first Queensland woman to sit at the helm of the Festival and its youngest ever Artistic Director.

Ms Noonan’s four-year appointment will commence immediately, following the tenure of acclaimed jazz musician James Morrison, who served as Artistic Director from 2012 to 2015.

“Multi-talented musician, vocalist and songwriter Katie Noonan is the perfect choice to lead the long-established festival into its next exciting phase,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Raised and based in Queensland, Katie Noonan has built an international profile and fan-base across many musical genres including jazz, opera, classical, pop and rock, but she has always kept close ties to her home state.

“Her track record as an ARIA award winner and platinum selling artist, her personal knowledge of Queensland that she gained touring with her bands and as a solo artist, and her far-reaching professional network make her the ideal candidate to lead future Queensland Music Festivals.

“I’m confident Katie’s artistic leadership will see her create an innovative program with sensational musical experiences to engage audiences and enhance Queensland’s reputation as a culturally dynamic state.”

Ms Noonan said she was excited to bring the Queensland story to life through music.

“I want Queenslanders to see and hear their story and feel that this Festival truly represents them,” Ms Noonan said.

“I want QMF to be for, about and by Queenslanders, and an event that engages, includes and celebrates the people of this fantastic state.

“I also believe that everyone who talks can sing and that music brings us together like nothing else can. I want QMF to be a platform for people from all walks of life to find themselves singing – in the audience, in the shower, in the family kitchen, at choir rehearsals, on the street, even on stage with legendary singers – wherever!”

QMF Chair Athol Young said the board and team were delighted a famous Queenslander would be furthering the Festival’s ambition to transform lives through music.

“Katie’s passion, excitement and commitment to her home state really shone in the recruitment process,” Mr Young said.

“James created a wonderful legacy for the Festival across Queensland and we look forward to seeing Katie build on this and make it her own.”