Kathryn’s vitality is matched by her voice, spirited and above all, vital – she’s always ecstatic to be on that stage. And despite her clear roots influences, her songs are not the laconic surf-shanties of a female Jack Johnson – think a more modest Lily Allen, if she could play guitar. Her love of Australian artists like Missy Higgins, The Waifs and Powderfinger have helped shape a distinctive voice and songwriting style.
When she supported Musicoz Artist of the Year Dallas Frasca in Queensland recently, Dallas was immediately taken by the raw talent she heard in this 20 year old and promptly booked her for more support slots. Kathryn’s stark acoustic ballads have an intensity and a depth that will be firmly stamped on her self-titled debut EP, due for release early 2011 That’ll be followed by a launch tour along the East coast of NSW and QLD, when the world will learn more about the quiet mystery of Kathryn Hartnett.
“When I first heard Kathryn’s voice I just had to find out who this girl was, this is the raw talent that our music industry is missing.” – DALLAS