About Kate

 

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I’m an Australian musician living in Meilen, in beautiful Switzerland.

Since completing my Bachelor of Music I’ve sung in pop, jazz and classical ensembles, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Bands I’ve sung in have supported Prince and Concrete Blonde, and I’ve sung in a small vocal group providing harmonies for Barbra Streisand.

I’ve recorded two CDs with the Australian pop band “The Tamarillos” and since then have worked extensively in recording studios as a session vocalist, singing jazz and pop.

I’ve been singing jazz standards and jazzified versions of pop songs in duo (piano and vocal, with my husband Malcolm Haylock on piano), trio (piano, vocal and bass) and quartet/quintet (plus drums/sax) format in Australia, England and Switzerland. I am currently the vocalist with the Swan Big Band.

(For information about the Swan Big Band go to: http://swanbigband.ch. Regular gigs include the Polyball in Zurich, numerous other balls, including most recently at the Zunfthaus zur Meisen and the Dolder Grand Hotel, as well as private functions and public concerts.)

So much heart and soul goes into each recording musicians make and each song recalls a different time and place, captures a different emotion or moment. With this in mind I would like to immortalise these recordings as a tribute to the musicians I’ve sung with (and the songwriters who have written the songs) but also because a life without music will never be the same as a life filled with the sound of people playing or singing. So please visit the blog section of this site to read what I have to say.

Need a vocalist, a small ensemble, or a big band?  If you would like to get in touch you can contact me at:       kate (at) vsamp.com    or    +41 78 907 97 91

 

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