The eldest of six talented siblings who have made their mark on the Scottish music scene - brother John leads the popular Celtic Feet jazz/folk band and Brian Kellock Trio, sisters Gina and Sylvia fronted The Lanterns pop group - Cathie was brought up in the true jazz tradition. Her father, Ronnie, is one of Britain's leading bass players and her mother, Margaret, is a retired music teacher, and Cathie grew up hearing Nat King Cole, Nancy Wilson, Chet Baker and Cannonball Adderley, artists who remain strong influences on her music today.
Cathie's singing progress has been marked by her acclaimed performances on the Tribute to Chet Baker album and concerts with BBC Jazz Award-winning trumpeter Colin Steele, her widely-praised debut album, Time Out, which was released in 2002 with a Scottish Arts council funded 20 date tour, and her nomination as one of Scotland's fifty most talented and influential young artists by the Scotland on Sunday newspaper in 2004.
Her new album, Flow, features her touring musicians, pianist Steve Hamilton and saxophonist Martin Kershaw, alongside other members of her new sextet bassist Aidan O'Donnell, drummer John Blease and guitarist Graeme Scott, and will be officially released at Edinburgh International Jazz Festival on 6 August 2005.
Her current fifteen-date UK tour, which is supported by the Jazz Services Touring Scheme, opened in Wick in the far north of Scotland and includes concerts in Aberdeen, York, London and Teignmouth before concluding on June 29 in Cathie's home town, Musselburgh in East Lothian.
Check the family website for current gig list at www.raefamilyjazz.com
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