Cat Hughes

Cat Hughes

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World Class Folk, Pop, Rock

Biography

Catherine Hughes Bio
Catherine Hughes is a singer and songwriter who has enjoyed performing music since the age of 6. Presently, at the age of 19, Catherine has put her talents to a good cause; she has internationally distributed over 18,000 copies of her debut CD Coming Home to the American Soldiers stationed around the world. Catherine has dedicated Coming Home to the American soldiers serving our country abroad with aspirations of uplifting their spirits.
Catherine¡¯s musical career began at the young age of six with The Little Music Makers. Catherine joined her older sister and two other young instrumentalists in a holiday music group. During the 5 years they were together, Catherine played the oboe with The Little Music Makers at over a hundred locations, including Rockefeller center and other various venues in New York and Pennsylvania. The Little Music Makers were featured on ABC's Fast Forward program; and other TV shows, radio stations and newspapers.
In 1998, at age 11, Catherine Hughes established and directed Oley¡¯s Music Group. She played her bassoon and oboe, arranged music and had the group play at local spots in Berks County. From 1998-2000 Catherine¡¯s chamber music group was formed to give her freedom to play bassoon and oboe as well as to share music on a volunteer bases.
From 2000-2004, Catherine has served as host, director and assistant producer of a TV program, Art Expressions, on Berks Community Television. Catherine features young local artists and showcases their work on television and also announces art related news for the general public. She issues press releases to 3 major newspapers so that her show is publicly noted. Art Expressions provides Catherine with the opportunity to share her passion in the arts and encourage aspiring artists to peruse their talents.
From 2002-2003 Catherine spent her junior year living abroad in Beijing, China through the Student Year Abroad program. She lived with local Chinese family and attended a Chinese primary School where she learned Mandarin. During her 8 months there, Catherine traveled and performed her music throughout China. In Beijing Catherine joined the International Festival Chorus conducted by Nicholas Smith for winter and spring performances including the outstanding performance of Handel¡¯s ¡°Messiah¡± in the Forbidden City. During her junior year abroad Catherine also performed in the chorus of the first Chinese produced Broadway show, Lady in the Dark. Illustrating a big step the China¡¯s progression towards cultural expansion, the show was featured in many Chinese newspapers, magazines and television shows.
In 2003 Catherine composed and recorded her first CD titled: Coming Home with 11 of her original tracks. Coming Home is dedicated to the United States soldiers serving our country around the world. By, October 2004, over 18,000 copies of Coming Home have been sent to the USA troops living around the world in hopes of supporting and uplifting their spirits. Next, Catherine composed and recorded her second CD titled: Thinking of You with 8 more of her original tracks. Cat¡¯s latest song is All One People written in response to the international efforts to aid the victims of the Tsumni. In 2005 Catherine composed and recorded her third CD ¡°One People¡± with 5 songs in Mandarin.
Later in 2005 Catherine founded the non-profit Music For Troops that sends the Gift of Music to our Troops at home and away from home. To date over 250,000 songs have been sent to the USA Troops.
Catherine continues to be recognized by newspapers, magazines and radio stations. She continues to perform at local venues, sends out press releases and endeavors to use media as a voice for her on going cause to support our soldiers. Catherine continues her college education in Boston and Beijing , at Northeastern University¡¯s International Business College where she continues her studies in music, Chinese and international affairs.
Catherine aspires always to expand and share her passions in music, songwriting, and performing.
Instrument Experience:
Oboe- 11 years training, Bassoon-6 years training, Piano-2 years training, Flute-1 year self-training
Guitar-1 year self-training, Voice-1 year classical training, Composing-9 years self training

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Discography

Coming Home CD
Thinking of You CD
All One People single

Set List

1 hr
All songs from each CD