Kate was hosting parties in after-hours clubs in New York when, inspired by all the soulful house music that surrounded her, she started writing and singing her own house lyrics. This was all before beginning her career in Ireland on the stage – however not as a singer, but as an actress. She has had a successful career since – both on stage and screen, and now Kate has started to record music with producer Jonothan Black (of Dublin based band DOGS). She is also now working with producer and DJ, BOBOfunk (FirstSecond Label).
She has been writing songs since 2006 when she started in NY, but because her career had taken her in a different direction, she never produced anything until recently. Her style has moved from house lyrics, which were upbeat and dance oriented, to a more soulful bluesy style with a deeper and darker lyrical content. Kate’s music is largely influenced by Blues, Soul, Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop… and of course House lingers there somewhere. Inspirations of hers range from Muddy Waters, Leadbelly and Jimi Hendrix to Aretha Franklin,
Chaka Khan and Erykah Badu to name a few. She likes to juxtapose darker lyrics with an upbeat melody or instrumental. A lot of her lyrics have humour in them though and are to be taken with 'tongue firmly in cheek'. Kate has recently started singing and collaborating with a new band. The band are an eclectic mix of musicians from different European countries. They have been working together on various different projects in Dublin for years and bring a unique mix of soul and funk to the table. Watch out for upcoming gigs this summer!