The Catherine O'Halloran Band are a
Band - Playing
Blues, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Soul.
which consists of
Vocals, Backing Singers, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Percussion
the catherine o’halloran band formed after meeting at the edinburgh festival in 2003 - they’ve since been gigging around glasgow following catherine’s success as a solo singer/songwriter. The band now has a line up of Claire, backing vocals and piano, Mark Corrigan, Bass and rhythm guitar and Dave McCormick, Percussion along with Catherine.
In the few short months they’ve been together the band has already performed a live set on ‘the george jones show’ on bbc radio ulster, which was received so well by the audience they were then asked to do a gig at the ulster hall with malachi cush. Following an amazing response at the ulster hall, they were asked to perform on ‘john daly’s new year cruise’ (on bbc radio ulster) with henry mclaughlin and various Fame Academy performers, where they stole the show.
Previous gigs include supporting juliet turner at king tut’s wah wah hut and Catherine singing for craig armstrong (musical director of ‘moulin rouge’, ‘love actually’ and ‘romeo and juliet’) on a clip for comic relief 2003. The music is heavily folk influenced with strong blues undertones. catherine’s favourite songwriters are Carol king, Jimi Hendrix, Fiona Apple and Nina Simone.
‘ …(catherine’s) voice is so striking and unique… soon she’ll be playing to audiences of thousands.’ (Craig Armstrong)
Catherine's voice is magic, and seeing her live is an experience in itself. Her voice is so effortless, and her attitude humble. Think the class and simplicity in song writing of Fiona Apple and Joni Mitchell combined with the vocal dexterity and power of Tracy Chapman. Jimi Hendrix meets Irish Folk. Omni-styled. Sparse rhythms, rich vocal tones.
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