With nothing but an acoustic guitar and her stunning vocals, Catherine delivers a sweet and seamless version of the 2014 hit single, adding her youthful country touch to the track while performing live from the genre’s epicentre, Nashville.
It’s taken from her debut EP One, which was released last month via Warner Bros. Records and saw Catherine selected as one of Amazon Music’s ‘Ones To Watch 2017’ and has so far clocked-up close to 700K streams on Spotify. One features three originals from the nineteen year old, as well as ‘Say You Love Me’.
The sassy and confident lead track ‘Hell Would Have To Freeze Over’ was featured on over 35 Spotify playlists including twice on the UK New Music Friday Playlist and reached #1 on the Very Nearly Nashville Playlist – with Catherine as the cover star – and #9 on the Spotify Viral Chart.
Continuing to show her songwriting strengths, the second track ‘Cinderella’ also debuted on Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist while ‘She’ll Never Love You’ was included in the Global New Music Friday list.
Since leaving her County Down home to continue her musical journey in the UK’s capital, Catherine has been playing a number of one-off shows and has confirmed two London dates at The Social, Great Portland Street on January 30th and Gold Dust at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on February 6th.
She then joins The Saturdays’ Una Healy on two very special shows this February at London’s St. Pancras Old Church on the 15th and Dublin’s The Sugar Club the following night.
Monday 30th Jan – The Social, London
Monday 6th Feb – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London
Wednesday 15th Feb – St. Pancras Old Church, London (supporting Una Healy)
Thursday 16th Feb – The Sugar Club, Dublin (supporting Una Healy)
The ‘ONE’ EP tracklisting
1. Hell Would Have To Freeze Over
3. She’ll Never Love You
4. Say You Love Me
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Hailing from the rural outskirts of Belfast the 19-year-old singer-songwriter began her musical path when she picked up a guitar and began teaching herself to play music, to accompany her love of singing. With musical parents by her side and the traditional Irish folk scene around her she delved into the world of music playing regularly at her parents’ Fiddler’s Green Festival.
Although thousands of miles from the country music epicentre Nashville, Catherine first discovered her adoration for the sound after being won over by Taylor Swift’s self-titled pre-pop album. Her desire to learn more saw her explore deeper into the genre’s new era of talent in the shape of Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay and Maddie & Tae.
Equally inspired by UK popstars such as Ed Sheeran, she began uploading videos of herself covering pop hits with a country twist onto YouTube and was amazed by the reaction she received from fans of the genre.
Soon spotted by the London and NYC based company Instrumental, who specialise in discovering and developing music talent emerging on social media, Catherine moved to London to start her career in earnest. Six months later she found herself living her dream by writing songs in Nashville and is now releasing her own music.