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 performed her songs with The Ulster Orchestra at a BBC concert in The Ulster Hall, Belfast in May 2019 and also at the BBC NI Proms in 2020. 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. She regularly performs at jazz festivals, most notably Cork Guinness Jazz Festival and Sligo Jazz Project.
Katharine recently released her EP 'Life Came into Colour' with producer Ben Castle which featured on JazzFM's A List and gained Spotify's editorial support on playlists 'Cosy Jazz' and 'Fresh Finds Jazz'.
“UK rising star embarking on her journey and we have front row seats.”
– Simon Phillips, JazzFM
“This to me is one of the best Jazz/Soul/RnB vocalists from Ireland I have ever heard. Katharine needs to change her name to Ella Fitzgerald Timoney.”
– Ray Colclough, WLR FM
“Don’t Fret features the vocalist’s obscenely rich vocal talent… It’s full of soul, warmth and sunlight.”
– Noelle Ellis GiggingNI