It’s no surprise that Katie’s peers voted her into the top 20.
Here is what they had to say…
‘First seducing the nation as the singer in George, Noonan has embarked on an interesting career path, from jazz to occasional collisions with pop charts. “Right from the beginning she has stamped ‘class’ on her career,” Icehouse’s Iva Davies says of Noonan. “Very few people achieve the control, range and dynamic, supported by flawless technique, and among the pantheon of female singers she could easily claim a place next to the great Joni Mitchell in that regard.”
Michael Paynter said Noonan has one of the best jazz voices Australia has ever produced. “Her voice is as smooth as it is ethereally resonant.” Or as Damien Leith points out, “She has the voice of an angel.”
Kate Ceberano said Noonan has her dream voice. “Katie is like the voice I have in my dreams. Soaring and no note too impossible to reach. She makes something so difficult seem so easy. Her voice is the sound of wonder to me.”
You can see who else made the list here