Catherine Traicos

Catherine Traicos

 
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Catherine Traicos' sultry and delicate vocals soar above the beguiling blend of folk, alt-country and blues of her band, the Starry Night.

Biography

"The Earth, the Sea, the Moon, the Sky" 2013 An Ocean Awaits Records

"...Catherine Traicos has produced a collection that is solemn yet compelling. These unsettling blues-influenced songs simmer with a sense of noir, an impressive meeting of the earthy song-writing of Beth Orton with the grim undercurrents of, say, Portishead."

Barnaby Smith, Rolling Stone Magazine, February 2014 Issue 747

2012 Unpaved Female Artist of the Year

"Think Beth Orton meets Brandi Carlile, then throw in a dash of the rawness of Gillian Welch and Lucinda Williams and you will find yourself thinking of Catherine Traicos. But she cannot be totally compared to other singers, as her own empyrean vocals are inimitable and captivating" - COUNTRY HQ

Catherine Traicos has released four critically lauded albums, her latest, "The Earth, the Sea, the Moon, the Sky" 2013 being described as "hypnotic" and containing a unique "burnt tenderness". The record was made at Jim Moginie's Oceanic Studios with Paul McKercher returning to the production seat. McKercher worked previously with Catherine and her band, the Starry Night on 2011's "Gloriosa" (2011 - Album of the Week, TOM, "Pick of the Week", AU Review and Country HQ) and The Amazing (2009 - Album of the month, The Age, Album of the Week, Lost Highway, WMBR Boston, nominated for "Australian Album of the Decade", Inpress Writers poll).

Known for her incredible voice and fragile yet powerful live performances, Catherine Traicos has completed five headlining tours of Australia, stunned audiences at the Opera House Concert Hall as part of the Sydney Festival, appeared at the Americana Festival in Nashville plus supported international acts including Beth Orton, Dirty Projectors, The Unthanks, Simone Felice and The Mountain Goats.

'redolent in parts of the ragged, eerie estrogen blues of PJ Harvey or the gaunt bluegrass sonnets of Gillian Welch
- THE MELBOURNE (AGE) MAGAZINE, October 2009, Album of the Month

"These songs ring with the freedom and melodic confidence all good pop music needs, which when combined with Traicos roots nous, hit all the right notes, figuratively and literally. "
- SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

CATHERINE TRAICOS AT A GLANCE:
Albums:

The Earth, the Sea, the Moon, the Sky (November 2013)
In Another Life (October 2012)
Gloriosa (2011)
The Amazing (2009)

Accolades:
2012 Unpaved Readers Poll Female Artist of the Year

Gloriosa (album 2011): Pick of the Week, The AU Review, Album of the Week, Time Off Magazine Album of the Month, Country HQ

The Amazing (album, 2009): Album of the Month, The Melbourne (Age) Magazine Album of the Week, Lost Highway, WMBR Boston, USA
Nominated for Australian Album of the Decade, Inpress Magazine Writers Poll, December 2009

Touring Highlights:

FESTIVALS:
January 2013: Sydney Festival, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
September 2012: Americana Music Festival. Nashville, USA
January 2012: Fuse Festival, Official Showcase Artist, Adelaide, SA
January 2011: Perth International Arts Festival, Perth WA
September 2009: Official WAMi interstate Showcase Artist, Perth WA

TOURS AND SUPPORTS:

September 2013: Live at Heart Folk Festival, Orebro, Sweden
January 2013: Dirty Projectors, yMusic (USA)
May 2012 and March 2010: The Mountain Goats (USA)
January 2012: Beth Orton (UK)
September 2011: Simone Felice (USA)
January 2011: The Unthanks (UK)
January 2011: Spiral Stairs (US)

HEADLINING TOURS:

December/January 2013/14 (Catherine Traicos and the Starry Night) Australian National Tour
October/November 2012: In Another Life National Tour July-August 2011: Gloriosa Australian National Tour (Catherine Traicos and the Starry Night)
March 2011: Beg For Love Australian National Single Tour (Catherine Traicos and the Starry Night)
September-August 2009: The Amazing National Tour



Discography

Albums:
The Amazing (2009)

Gloriosa (2011)

In Another Life (2012)

The Earth, the Sea, the Moon, the Sky (2013)

Singles:
Drunk on Your Breath (January 2010)

Beg For Love (January 2011)

Let You Go (January 2012)

Set List

Catherine can play anywhere from a 20 minute set up to 120 minutes solo, with accompaniment form her guitarist or with her full band.

Light In The Dark

Australian Sun

Carry Me Away

Share Your Heart

Sunshine

The Morning

The Dream

One By One

I'm Not Real

A Stranger's Lullaby

All The Angels

Devil's Lover


Covers:

I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
Just Like Honey (The Jesus and Mary Chain)