Nova Scotia born, Vancouver based singer/songwriter Katherine Penfold’s interest in music began with her introduction to Celtic legends like Buddy and Natalie MacMaster, The Barra MacNeils and The Rankin Family. Learning her jigs and reels vocally instead of by instrument, Katherine extended her vocal range, uniquely preparing her to fall madly in love with everything Soul, Blues and Jazz by the time she was in her 20’s.
Storytelling has always been the passion that drives Katherine; regardless of genre she is able to convey genuine feeling and heartfelt emotions with her lyrics. Pairing her inspiring soulful originals with a raw, dynamic voice, Katherine’s vocals are uniquely fresh and real, merging both her old soul and young soul – think Billie Holiday meets Tove Lo. She also plays several instruments proficiently, and studied classical piano and Jazz at Brandon University.
A winner of the prestigious GROOVEFM singer/songwriter competition – Katherine went on to write and record her debut album as well as contribute to tracks on GrooveFM’s Groove Lounge Volumes One and Two. Since then, she’s released several self produced albums and singles.
Having sold out venues across Central and Western Canada, she has taken the stage with artists like Hugh Laurie, Jeff Lorber, Brad Turner, and Juno nominated bassist Jodi Proznick. Katherine Penfold is a name you want to look for and a show you don’t want to miss!