"There is something viscerally exciting in the vocal manner of Katharine Timoney. She paints lyrics to music."– Jazz da Gama
Katharine Timoney is a jazz vocalist and songwriter from Northern Ireland.
She is the recent winner of the BBC NI Platform Award in the Jazz Category sponsored by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland. As part of the award, she made her recent TV debut appearance on BBC Series ‘Sounds New’ and performed her self-penned songs with The Ulster Orchestra at a special BBC concert in The Ulster Hall, Belfast in May 2019. Katharine released her debut album ‘Man of Mine’ in 2016 which was included in ‘Best New Releases of 2016’ by BBC Radio Ulster’s presenter Linley Hamilton. The eight-track album consists of originals and re-interpreted jazz standards combining components of traditional vocal jazz with contemporary melodies. She regularly performs at jazz festivals, most notably Cork Guinness Jazz Festival and Sligo Jazz Project. Katharine has recently recorded her next record with producer Ben Castle due for release in 2021.
"Katharine Timoney’s remarkable vocal range and variety of styling and arrangement keep me coming back for more. This is an artist to watch as she assures her place amongst the great jazz vocalists."– Gigging NI