Kate Plummer

Kate Plummer

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Produced by Midnight Oil legend Jim Moginie, Home in the Crossing is a real, refined record of Kate Plummer’s solid musical presence. Developed through extensive experience playing guitar and songwriting, her unique voice comes through tastefully in this folk/rock debut.

Biography

The release of songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Kate Plummer’s solo debut Home in the Crossing has been many gigs in the making. Born to a musical family in Sydney, Australia, Kate found solace and inspiration in the sounds of The Beatles, Cold Chisel, Pink Floyd, and Sting. She soon found herself immersed in the Sydney scene and beyond, starting in piano bars and later wielding her Gibson Tennessean at the Tamworth Country Music Festival with Sydney blues-roots band The Margharitas.

International experiences have had an enormous impact on Kate’s musical and personal development. Scholarships brought her the rare chance to study with blues legend John Hammond and all-around finger style genius Tommy Emmanuel in Connecticut and San Francisco, respectively while some time in New York found her playing the Bitter End in Greenwich Village and taking the stage with Jon Paris at B.B. King’s club on 42nd St. Through all this, she’s kept an open mind and a sense of understated determination. Now, Home in the Crossing brings the sum of these experiences together with a strong melody to form a cohesive musical statement.

Midnight Oil legend Jim Moginie beautifully produced the record, and in him Kate couldn’t have wished upon a better musical fit. The comfy home like vibe of Jim’s studio – along with endless cups of coffee in the back garden – matched perfectly the experience that Kate dreamed of. The organic sounds of Jim’s range of vintage equipment are everywhere on the album, giving what would’ve sounded great on any old setup a push into a whole new sonic realm – gravy on an already tasty dish, if you will. The pulsing rhythm and inspired lyrics of “Manitou Crossing” set the tone for the entire record in distinctive fashion. The journey, whether musical or across seas, is much more crucial than any destination.

This recorded journey includes Mike Whyte on bass, Lloyd G playing drums, and Sophie Glasson lending some sweet cello. Also, Trish Delaney-Brown of The Idea of North gives her vocal presence on “The Goodbye,” a track co-written with Kate. Kate is now touring America and elsewhere in support of Home in the Crossing, which has been released by MGM; on I-Tunes worldwide and in fine record stores all over Australia. Her journey shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

Lyrics

Stranded Voice

Written By: Kate Plummer

Now I'm a broken record
Playing a sad song
Never quite tired enough
To just move along

Unless I change I'm in for more of the same
Same direction just no distance gained

Somebody rescue me
Somebody rescue me
Cause I'm a stranded voice
I'm a stranded voice

Playing favourites with my memories
Cause the present feels too late
Finding the time, finding it strange
Finding my life so rearranged

Somebody rescue me

Time seemed to stop and I lost all track
Now it's started running and I want it all back
Yes I want it, I want it all

Somebody rescue me
Somebody rescue me
Cause I'm a stranded voice
I'm a stranded voice

Manitou Crossing

Written By: Kate Plummer

Pushing out into the water
Not knowing just what I'll find
Appearing calm, all in order
Under the deep, worlds collide

Think I finally found my way
Home in the Crossing

This land it hovers over me
Like a planet waiting to explore
Gently lifts me up to see
All the things I never felt before

I think I finally found my way
Home in the Crossing

I always looked to the future
But I never saw a life as bright as this
Cause I've found a journey that means
That I'm living more than I'm gonna miss

This momentum has taken a hold on me
Quietly pulling towards the shore
Tis momentum has taken a hold on me
Knowing this fight ain't gonna hurt me no more
This momentum has taken a hold on me

I think I finally found my way
Home in the Crossing

Wait

Written By: Kate Plummer

Where did you go
Stand where you stood an hour ago
You've taken the place of someone I used to know

He ran away without saying goodbye
He took his shadow but left his soul behind

So just wait
Don't go out there tonight
Cause it's not safe
Don't go out there tonight
White lines the claws of an animal

Holding out for a high
But these trees are taller than you can climb
The weight of your transparent load
Will drop you to the ground

What is it that you want to feel?

So just wait
Don't go out there tonight
Cause it's not safe
Don't go out there tonight
White lines the claws of an animal

These claws can tear you apart
Leave shreds of your former beating heart
Your life can barely breathe

So just wait
Don't go out there tonight
Cause it's not safe
Don't go out there tonight
White lines the claws of an animal

Discography

> Home in the Crossing - Debut Record (July 2007) released nationally and worldwide on I-Tunes.
> Manitou Crossing - Single featured on Australian compilation CD "Sounds like Cafe Vol 17"

Notable appearances:
> Kate Plummer completed an in depth 45 minute radio interview "Songwriters Across Australia"
> Kate Plummer has recently appeared on television, Channel 31 in Australia with live appearances from popular venue The Sandringham Hotel, Sydney and from her record launch held at The Manly Boatshed, Sydney.
> Kate Plummer has supported many Australian bands and artists including Billy Thorpe, The Flood, The Falls, Bill Chambers and Catherine Britt.

Set List

Manitou Crossing
July
The New York Song
Stranded Voice
Wait
My Other Life
Holding Pattern
The Trade
Hidden Wings
Summer Mountain
Clearwater
Undecided
Minnesota Rain
Airflow
Tenderness of the Wreckage
Juniper Tree

Covers often include - Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix), Easy (The Commodores), Message in a Bottle (The Police), Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles) and Running on Faith (Eric Clapton)