Katie White Duo @ Narooma Quarterdeck
Sat 06 Oct - The Quarterdeck, Narooma
Sat 06 Oct
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Originally from a very small town, Denmark in WA, singer, songwriter, guitarist and bass player, Katie J White has taken her music as far as London and she has played literally hundreds of venues across Australia from Broome WA to the Sunshine Coast QLD. Her career began at age 14 when she supported The Waifs in front of thousands of people.
Katie J White took out the 2016 West Australian Music Industry (WAMI) Song Of The Year Award for the Blues and Roots category with her song ‘River’. ‘Warrior’, another track of her EP, was also nominated that year, following a double nomination in 2015 with her song ‘Gypsy’. This makes three out of five tracks on her third EP WAMI nominated.
In January 2017 her 4th album, ‘Red Cloud’ was released, featuring Katie’s ability to tell deep stories, through song, and also the range of musical styles she had mastered at the age of 23, from stripped back folk songs recorded with nothing but her and her guitar, to heavy and moving rock ballads driven by Katie’s bass playing style.
Now at age 25, Katie is currently completing a national tour which includes 60 gigs in 6 months across Australia. Katie has played at all the main folk festivals in WA, including full house performances at Western Australia’s renowned Fairbridge, Nukara, Nannup, and Perth International Arts Festivals.
�Katie’s prides herself on the depth of her poetic original songs. They always take the listener on a moving journey led by her astounding vocals. Her sheer honesty and ability to tell a tail so richly within 3-5 minutes is something very unique. She exposes herself and most tragic times of life in songs like ‘Daddy in the Sky’, and shares the challenges of living in London at age 19 in songs like ‘Gypsy’. Then there’s the all heart and soul songs like “Home’ which dive into unconditional love and devotion. There is something that will touch every listener across Katie’s original song collection, and her unforgettable voice will stay with you long after the gig is over.
“Katie J White has that raw passion and emotional honesty which we all crave in an age filled with plastic and ‘fluff’. Her performance was energy driven, great arrangements, fantastic band and always communicating her unique original music and feelings with a dance frenzied audience” — Peter Keelan, Festival of Voice.