Katie Hardyman is an International Award Winning Songwriter from Taree, NSW, Australia. Katie has a great story to tell and an outstanding resume in a musicians world.
Her latest song "If I Stay" was inspired by a book she read titled, If I Stay by New York Author, Gayle Forman.With Gayle's permission she used this as the song's title. This song is Katie's favourite and shows listeners the intensity of love, loss, hope and inspiration. It was announced in early 2013 that this book has the green light for a Motion Picture through Summit Entertainment!
Katie has always had an un-conditional love of music whether it was playing Piano or writing the music, but in her earlier years she saw it as a hobby rather then a career so went on to train as a Registered Nurse and worked in the area of Paediatric Oncology. Working with such sick children helped her develop a devotion to the love of music which made her aware of the therapeutic effects of a powerful piece of music. Katie's cancer patients, still to this day keep her inspired and she is in awe of their graceful spirits.
Katie's husband and four delightful children are the main people in her life who influence and encourage her to continue songwriting.
All Katie's songs have been recorded,produced and arranged by Turn Around Music in Taree and Katie credits her producer and friend Peter Stevenson as the creative genius behind the Album!
Katie is very excited to announce her Debut Album, A Moment in Time and A Moment In Time -The Instrumentals is now available to purchase worldwide on i tunes.
2011-2012 was an amazing year for Katie.She has received many major awards including Winner of the prestigious Rudy Brandsma Award in Songwriting Excellence at the ASA Songwriting contest in 2011,Top 5 Instrumental winner of the Great American Song contest,Triple Finalist and runner up in the UK songwriting contest, Top 5 winner of Songwriter Universe Song contest,Winner of the Memorial Song Contest Broadjam, Semi Finalist in the Dallas Songwriting Contest,and honourable mention in the Mid Atlantic Song Contest in Washington!
DAN MARKOVINA, Feature Vocalist,
Im just a child
If I stay ( BV)
Dan Markovina has been a Professional singer/musician for over 20 years. With a strong gospel background, his influences include Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Al Green and Marvin Gaye. He is known for his versatile ability, singing rock to jazz and everything in-between.
As a professional session singer, Dan's vocals can be heard on on many TV show themes including 'Getaway', 'Better Homes & Gardens', 'Dancing with the Stars' and 'Bondi Vet' (UK), and has lent his talents to countless commercials. He can currently be heard on ads for Kennards Hire, Joyce Mayne and Rebel Sports. He has also sung on many commercially released album projects in both lead and backing vocal roles.
An experienced performer, Dan has sung in many venues, including the Sydney Opera House, Acer Arena, Sydney Casino and Harbourside Brasserie, and has appeared on live television shows 'The Shopping Channel' and 'Midday Show'. He also performed two seasons as backing vocalist for 'Australian Idol', and is currently lead act in 'The Buble Experience'.
FIONA WEBSTER, Feature Vocalist,
Im only Sleeping,
Try to Understand
Fiona began playing in amateur bands in Sydney’s inner-west pub scene when she was 22. Initially the back-up singer, keyboardist and acoustic guitarist in Sydney band ‘Relish’, she soon began singing lead vocals. Following Relish, Fiona played guitar and sang lead vocals in original 3-piece Sydney band ‘Liquorice’.
Fiona Webster - Featured Vocalist
David Fryatt - Acoustic Guitar.
Phil Lawson - Bass Guitar
Sharen Stevenson - Lead Vocals and Back Up Vocals
Dan Markovina - Feature Vocalist
Pete Stevenson,Producer/ Arranger.Turn Around Music Taree,NSW Australia
Lucy Hardyman (Daughter), Lucy Mcintosh - Vocalist/Songwriter, Christmas Time
David Holmes - Guitar (electric and acoustic)
Mark Costa - Bass Guitar
Mitch Farmer - Drums
Phil Tweed - Backing Vocals
Katie Hardyman - Piano, Songwriter
Debut Albums available on itunes,
A Moment in Time various artists
A Moment in Time-The Instrumentals -Katie Hardyman
A love song
If I stay
01 If I Stay- Instrumental Master
I'm Just a ChildMAS
02 Im Just A Child- Instrumental Master
07 So Sad- Instrumenatal Master
It's not goodbye
Songwriter Kate Hardiman has a great story to tell and an outstanding resumé in a musician’s world.
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Songwriter Kate Hardiman has a great story to tell and an outstanding resumé in a musician’s world. ...Songwriter Kate Hardiman has a great story to tell and an outstanding resumé in a musician’s world.
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Songwriter's national success
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MANNING songwriter Katie Hardyman has walked away from last week’s annual Australian Songwriters Ass...MANNING songwriter Katie Hardyman has walked away from last week’s annual Australian Songwriters Association Awards with the prestigious Rudy Brandsma Award.
She also placed third in the ballad category for “Try to Understand,” her song about the bond between a mother and her son that features her cousin Fiona’s Sinead O’Connor-like lyrics.
The ASA Australian Songwriting Contest began in 1979, and is Australia’s longest running national songwriting contest for professional and amateur songwriters.
Songs are submitted on CD or online and are judged by music industry experts on originality and craftsmanship.
The song must must be original and must not be signed to a publishing company.
Songs are judged on aspects of the songwriting craft including lyrics, melody, structure, arrangement and originality.
Just eight songwriters across all 13 categories are nominated by ASA directors for The Rudy Brandsma Award, named in honour of ASA co-founder.
This special accolade is awarded to an entrant in the songwriting competition who displays some outstanding element that cannot be overlooked.
“I’m so excited,” Katie said.
“It’s such a huge accolade to win a national award like this, it’s just fantastic.”
Apart from a trophy which she described as “breathtaking”, Katie is also the proud owner of a new Maton guitar worth in the vicinity of $3000.
In winning the award Katie also had to perform live at the awards ceremony where cousin Fiona was also on hand to provide vocals.
“I was there on this huge piano with this massive backing track and with Fiona on vocals, it sounded great.”
Winning such a prestigious award will surely open many doors for Katie as she pursues her songwriting career with an album set for release in the new year.
“I just got my album back from being mixed in Tennessee so I’ll be working on that for a little while and hopefully release that to the world early next year.”