Katy Steele comes to Hobart
If there’s one thing that you remember about Katy Steele it’s that voice. Undeniable, ethereal, dramatic and melodic. She’s a one and only. A creative chameleon. A singer-songwriter. An artist with almost two decades in the Australian music industry who continues to impress.
Hailing from Perth, WA, from a family of musicians including her father blues legend Rick Steele and brother Luke Steele (The Sleepy Jackson/Empire of the Sun), she has shaped her own brand of music with influences from The Pretenders to Blondie and Fleetwood Mac all the while sprinkled with her love of melodic pop.
With a talent for solid songwriting, she’s now forging ahead with an incredible new album on the horizon. Quintessential Steele... upbeat, energetic, pop nostalgia.
Katy is no stranger to hard work. At 19, and as the lead singer of one of Australia’s biggest bands Little Birdy, she travelled the world building her music career and releasing three studio albums with the band (BigBigLove, Hollywood, Confetti).
The success of which came with a myriad of ARIA nominations as Little Birdy continued to make its mark on the music scene.
A band hiatus saw her move to New York to work on songwriting and production allowing her to develop and explore her own sound while navigating a personal and emotional evolution. Out of that experience came her first solo album Human.
Now based back in Perth and having come somewhat full circle, she is carving out the next chapter of her incredible career.
“This new album I’ve been working on comes from a place that I’ve explored musically over and over in my mind. It’s a time for me as an artist to embrace a new chapter. Music is my outlet. I just sit at the piano and let it all fall out. It’s natural for me, even through hard times. That’s why I do it, because I’m meant to do it.” - Katy Steele