Thursday, 24 January 2013

Kat Healy

It's not often a voice stops Ralph in his blog writing tracks but the old dear was chilling out to some music when a track came on and it wasn't until it had finished that I realised I hadn't been typing, just listening. The track was 'The Haunting' by Scottish singer/songwriter Kat Healy.  Now being a Jack Russell and inquisitive by nature I went in search of more and lo and behold it's on her new album 'Be Still Gentle Kind'.

Be Still Gentle Kind, Kat Healy
The independently released album has been well received by the critics ("Great songs!…Healy’s sound has a strong folk influence, inspired by classic singer songwriters. Her music sets out to reflect a changing country; creating a new pop folk tradition for a new generation of Scots”. The Metro) and is certain to bring her a new wave of fans in the months to come.

Since her first performances in 2005, Kat’s reputation as a notable singer/songwriter in the music scene has proven she is a long-lasting international music figure, and a musical talent to treasure. Kat’s presence abroad has been well established with performances on prestigious stages such as the Berlin Pop Komm Festival and the Sydney Songwriters Live concert.  She's also just performed to great acclaim at Celtic Connections in Glasgow and after her show was seen bopping away to Ralph's favourite Scots Hip Hop squad, the crayzee Stanley Odd.

In 2010/11 Kat’s musicianship, creativity and dynamic voice caught the attentions of well known Scottish producer Graeme Steel who invited Kat and her band to begin recording with him at The Depot Studios in Edinburgh. The debut single ‘Broken Bones’ (April 2011) garnered strong local support from the press, including radio personality big Jim Gellaty, who featured the single on the Amazing Radio Show “chatty, enthusiastic and (a) very talented lady…” (2011)

24th Aug @The Courthouse, Peebles Arts Fair, 3.30pm

11th Sept @Nice n’ Sleazy, Glasgow (Fakefrown Acoustic Sessions)
17th Sept @Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh (supp Mick Hargan, Rachel Ann Weiss)
25th Sept @Nice n’ Sleazy, Glasgow 7.30pm (Fakefrown Acoustic Sessions)
26th Sept Edinburgh, venue TBC 7.30pm (supporting Trace Bundy)
11th Oct @The Glad Cafe, Glasgow, 7.30pm (supporting Nick Harper)
13th Oct @Nice n’ Sleazy, Glasgow 7.30pm (supporting Ahab, Fakefrown)
19th Oct @The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh 7.30pm (supporting Nick Harper)
6th Nov @Nice n’ Sleazy, Glasgow 7.30pm (supporting Jake Morely)
7th Nov @Mugdock Music Festival, Mugdock Country Park Theatre

Opening for JJ Gilmour (tickets will sell fast and are scarce!…)
Bookings go live on 1st August 2013 All tickets £10 Tel:      0141 956 6100 Email: website:

22nd Nov @The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh 7.30pm (with Tomlin Leckie and Erin Todd £7)
23rd Nov @The Victorian Bar, Tron Theatre, Glasgow (supporting Lou Hickey) this is with ‘The Stripped Sessions Presents…’

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