Kate Rowe - ASA Songwriter of the Year 2010
Kate Rowe
Kate Rowe line
Kate Rowe line
© 2012 Kate Rowe
Website by Ryan Morrison

About Kate

Kate Rowe with guitar

"Lovely singer/songwriter Kate Rowe had the audience eating out of her hand from the first note from her guitar. Her own sweet melodies, lovely voice and charming presence delighted the audience."

Cygnet Classifieds, 15/7/10

Kate Rowe is a multi award-winning Australian singer-songwriter. Described as "in the same league as Victoria Wood at her best" (Bristol Evening Post), her songs and performances are characterised by powerful narratives, catchy melodies and a quirky sense of humour.

Kate Rowe has been writing and performing songs for ten years, but did not always plan to be a songwriter. She has also worked as a French teacher, English teacher, shop assistant, children’s party fairy, radio presenter, author and illustrator.

Kate grew up in Sydney, learning classical piano for ten years, and received a First Class Honours in French from the University of Sydney. Having always enjoyed writing, Kate was inspired to learn guitar and begin writing her own songs after seeing Australian folk group The Waifs perform in Sydney. Moving to France to teach English at the Sorbonne University in Paris, Kate began performing her songs at small Parisian house concerts, and continued singing upon her return to Australia in 2001.

She moved to the Blue Mountains in NSW, and learned folk guitar styles with songwriter Nigel Foote. With musician Julien Castegnaro she created a band called Rodeo Dodo, which won the BluFm89.1 Singer/Songwriter Award in 2004. Going solo in 2005, Kate released an EP, 3 Songs, took singing lessons with vocal coach Anne Maree Wilshire, and continued working part-time on her music.

Her first album “The Simplest of Things” was released in 2007. Produced by John Stuart at Sound Heaven Studios in the Blue Mountains, it was described as “fresh and delightful” by Capital News magazine, and won the 2007 BluFM89.1 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Country Music. It received radio airplay around Australia, along with the follow-up single “Song for Frank” in late 2007. Kate was also shortlisted twice in the 2009 Australian Songwriters’ Association (ASA) Awards (for “Jindabyne” and “Song for Frank”) and was a finalist in the 2009 Victorian & National Country Music Awards (for “Talk to You”).

Kate's second album "Nature's Little Game" was released in 2010, and described as "a cracker of an album" by Folk Trax. Songs from this album won three categories of the 2010 Australian Songwriters Association Awards – Folk/Acoustic, Lyrics, and Spiritual (shared) – and Kate was named ASA Songwriter of the Year. She also won a Lennon Award in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest (New York) for her children’s song “Space Rabbits of Brocklevoons”.

Kate’s performances in the last five years include appearances at the Blue Mountains Music Festival (NSW), The National Folk Festival (ACT), Apollo Bay Music Festival (VIC), Cobargo Folk Festival (NSW), Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival (NSW), Fairbridge Folk Festival (WA) and Towersey Folk Festival (UK). She has completed two Australian tours with fellow songwriter Ryan Morrison, and was the opening act for The Spooky Men’s Chorale on their highly successful UK tours in 2009 and 2011. She has a growing reputation as a songwriter who appeals to all ages, and has developed a children’s show with Ryan Morrison alongside her regular show.

Kate's third album "Space Rabbits of Brocklevoons" is her first for children, and was released in June 2012. It is available as a CD from this website and from the Planet Brocklevoons website, and as a digital download from iTunes, AmazonMP3 and Bandcamp.

Follow katerowemusic on TwitterFacebook
Kate Rowe line
BUY CDs
Kate Rowe line
Kate Rowe line
Listen/Buy mp3s
iTunes AmazonMP3
Kate Rowe line
Kate Rowe line
Join Kate's
Mailing List
Kate Rowe line
Kate Rowe line
Kate's SF project
The Fildenstar
Kate Rowe line
Kate Rowe line
Kids Album
Out now!!
Click here for info...
Kate Rowe line
Kate Rowe line
Kate Rowe