Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice makes her one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists. A mother, singer, producer, songwriter, pianist and business woman, this 4 x ARIA Award winning and 7 x platinum selling songstress first received widespread praise as the angel-voiced songstress of indie-pop band George and has since taken audiences on sublime excursions through Jazz, Pop and Classical music.
In 2013 The Herald Sun ran a poll asking Australia’s most famous vocalists to nominate the Greatest Australian Singers of all time. Katie was voted in the top 20 sharing this honour with the likes of Michael Hutchence, Bon Scott, Neil Finn, The Bee Gees and Gurrumul.
Her various releases include recently her Vanguard’s acclaimed release ‘Transmutant’, her jazz folk trio’s self titled album ‘Elixir’ and the 2012 ARIA winning “First Seed Ripening’, the No. 1 selling classical album ‘Two of a Kind’ with her mother Maggie, her gold-selling top ten solo album ‘Skin’ and the acclaimed ‘Songs of the Southern Skies.’ She has also worked with the country’s top orchestra’s including her fruitful collaborations with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra and recently with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Katie is constantly blurring genre boundaries and exploring interdisciplinary collaborations and is truly an artist that thrives on new creative relationships and exchanges. Collaborations over the last 12 months include working with Rafael Bonachela and the Sydney Dance Company, performing with both the Sydney and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, performing with Joe Lovano, Vince Jones, Zac Hurren, Stephen Magnusson and other world class jazz musicians, creating and performing Love-Song-Circus with Contemporary circus group Circa, working with
young singer/songwriters such as Thelma Plum, Jack Carty and Martha Marlow, devising and touring an all female show ‘Songs That Made Me’ with Abby Dobson and Angie Hart and exploring electronic music with collaborations with Flight Facilities and Grammy nominated US producer Andy Caldwell.
There is only one – Katie Noonan.
“Right from the beginning she has stamped ‘class’ on her career. 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.”
Iva Davies (Icehouse)
‘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.” Kate Ceberano
‘Heralded as one of the greatest all time Australian talents, Katie Noonan is an absolute must see.’
‘With a voice that could level suburbs, and the technique to match, Noonan has somehow managed to avoid serious chart success by writing music too smart for the average FM listeners ears… realistically – Katie can do anything. She’s the bolt blocking the carbon copy machine from pumping out more clones”’
‘A treasure well worth discovering’
‘The undoubted highlight of the evening was vocalist Katie Noonan. Here is a rare talent with a voice of extraordinary beauty and versatility.’
‘Her ability to breathe life into each ethereal melody reveals years of classical training and affirms the Australian public’s admiration of her’
‘Katie Noonan is arguably Australia’s greatest music superwoman. You name ‘em and she’s probably collab’d with ‘em. Pick a style and chances are she’s nailed it and nabbed an ARIA along the way’
‘Noonan takes everyone on a vocal and lyrical journey. She feels every lyric and doesn’t hide her preparation in belting out these almost superhuman notes that have the crowd shaking their head in disbelief’