Katrina Burns
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Katrina Burns

Sunbury, Victoria, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Sunbury, Victoria, Australia | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Country Americana


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"Katrina Burns is back with a new EP offering"

FORMER Tamworth singer-songwriter Katrina Burns will launch her new EP, called Tomorrow’s A New Day, on Wednesday.

She’s got a busy country music festival, with appearances at Toyota FanZone and six gigs throughout the event.

Audiences at the launch at the South Tamworth Bowling Club will get a sneak peek of the EP, which is released on Thursday.

“I’ve been working on it since May on every weekend available,” she said. “They’re all my songs, five tracks. It’s very much Miranda Lambert crossed with Shane Nicholson. I was listening to a lot of that music when I was writing and I think that shows. The songs come from a cross-section of my own experiences and watching what other people have been through.”

The young artist said the reaction had been “really, really good” so far, including a pre-order from Norway.

“Everything has been positive – much better than I could have expected,” she said. “I’m hoping everyone really, really enjoys it. It would be fantastic if they could relate and get something out of the messages in the music. There are two songs about empowerment and looking forward on the positive side.”

Katrina said her move to Melbourne two years ago had opened up her music to a different audience.

“There is more country music down here than I first thought, and it’s good with getting new artists out there,” she said. “I’m just loving it.”

She said it was special returning to the festival in her former hometown with a new EP under her arm.

“I’m enjoying catching up with people I haven’t seen for a while,” she said. “I haven’t had much of a visit in the last two years since I left, so it’s good to be back.”

Catch Katrina on Wednesday night at the South Tamworth Bowling Club. - Northern Daily Leader


Still working on that hot first release.



Katrina Burns a typical teenager of the 1990s was a fan of Britney Spears and The Spice Girls however country music was always a familial favourite. Being exposed to her mum and dad’s music collection featuring Alan Jackson, George Strait, Johnny Cash and Shania Twain helped Katrina’s passion for country music grow over the years.


Katrina was born in Horsham VIC and when she was five, moved to the small NSW country town of Walcha, not far from Australia’s country music capital where the family moved when Katrina turned 15. Believing Tamworth had more opportunities for each of them, the move made even more sense once Katrina started singing.


However for most of Katrina’s young life up to that point, she had a firm plan to study law but that seemed to alter overnight – being able to choose high school music subjects and the move to Tamworth sealed Katrina’s new fate. Living in close proximity to local and visitor favourite ‘The Pub’ (where she was to make her stage debut not long after) – Katrina was able to open her bedroom window and hear her favourite music live on any given night. With the singer/songwriter scoring 1st in ‘Course For Music’ each year while at high school, she knew she’d made the right decision.


The now 22 year old artist started singing at 15, taking vocal direction from Tamworth’s own Ryan Sampson, Sally-Anne Whitten and Roshani Priddis. Not long after she started to sing, Katrina added guitar to her list of skills. Over the years Katrina has performed at the Capitol Theatre, Tamworth as the only country music artist featured at Youth Week celebrations, two years running. She has shared the stage with her vocal coaches plus Jonah’s Road and McAlister Kemp.


The now Melbourne based artist sometimes feels like she is living two lives – by day she works full-time at a transport company, maintaining their entire fleet in order to support her music career. Katrina believes, “It's necessary to 'live two lives' as my day job allows me to provide for my music career. It's obvious that I want to do music full-time, but until then, I'm grateful that both sides of my life work in harmony and it keeps me grounded”.

Flying to Sydney in July 2013, Katrina joined Michael Carpenter of Love Hz Studios to record the five self-penned tracks that would result in her debut EP “Tomorrow’s A New Day”- citing Shane Nicholson’s “Bad Machines”, Sunny Sweeney’s “Concrete” and Miranda Lambert’s “Four The Record” as inspiration. The recording was finished in three days including a 16 hour first day! First single, “Don’t Turn Around” hit radio on January 9th and tells the story of saying goodbye to someone you know is bad for you but haven’t been able to shake them just yet. This debut single peaked at #17 on the iTunes Country Songs chart on release day, and spent 6 weeks in the European Country Top 40.

Rounding off 2014, Katrina was announced as a semi finalist in the 2014 Unsigned Only music competition in the Americana section from over 8000 entries world-wide, and invited to open up for 2004 Toyota Star Maker Travis Collins’ only Melbourne show.

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