Genres:Alternative Pop, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Specialty - HumanDrama/Emotions, Rock - Alternative Pop
Critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter and pianist Katherine Farnham has been called "a complete and gifted talent" by Northeast Performer Magazine. The Clarion Call describes her music as "very artsy Sarah McLachlan, only Farnham may quite possibly have a better set of pipes than the pop diva."
The Los-Angeles-based Farnham has been compared to such diverse artists as Joni Mitchell, Ricky Lee Jones, Alicia Keys, Laura Nyro, Teena Marie, and Bjork. With rave reviews in several languages, hundreds of original songs and equal doses class and angst, she is one of the industry's most promising new artists. Farnham combines a beautiful four-octave voice with a jazz and pop/rock-influenced piano style. Going a step further she writes prolifically of love, passion, hope and myth with a thoughtful integrity that both illuminates and entertains.
Her latest studio project includes a multiple Grammy-winning production team in Los Angeles. The first single is a new version of "My Shoes Are Leaking", Katherine's signature song now available on ITunes, CDBaby and Last FM radio. "My Shoes Are Leaking, New Version" is also being offered as a free download to all veterans as a Tribute to Our Troops. The song effortlessly merges the classic with the contemporary, telling a moving story of two lovers separated when the man is deployed to Iraq. Co-produced by Katherine, the track features soaring vocals, unique lyrics and arrangements by Doug Emery (Barbra Streisand, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera).
Katherine grew up in Pennsylvania in a musical family. She wrote her first song at age 5 during a family road trip and performed her first vocal solo the same year. She is a grad of Boston's acclaimed Berklee College of Music.
Katherine’s image is a blend of beautiful woman, seductress and best friend. Her down-to-earth approach and genuine caring for people radiates from her lyrics in “Mother Earth” (see YouTube video), and “Mosaic.” Fans and friends are inspired by her inner strength and ability to overcome obstacles to be a consistent artistic force. She has performed with Latin jazz greats Tito Puente Jr. and salsa legend Celia Cruz and appeared on Good Morning America, NBC 6, Telemundo and other television and radio shows.
Recent performances include top venues in Los Angeles like “The Viper Room” and “The Joint”. In 2011 she performed national dates including appearances at NASCAR Las Vegas and Dallas.
Farnham's upbeat track "Chemistry" was chosen from over 4000 artists to appear on the AIM Compilation CD in Amsterdam. She is currently touring and working on a new recording project. For more information, please visit www.katherinefarnham.com.