‘…redolent in parts of the ragged, eerie estrogen blues of PJ Harvey or the gaunt bluegrass sonnets of Gillian Welch.’
-The Age (October 2009 Album of the Month)
Sydney based singer-songwriter Catherine Traicos offers up a beguiling blend of alt-country, blues, roots and folk, delivered by one of the most distinctive and beautiful voices in contemporary music.
Catherine Traicos has released four critically lauded albums, with 2012′s In Another Life following hot on the heels of Gloriosa. Produced by 5 time ARIA award winner, Paul McKercher and recorded for the first time with her full band, the Starry Night, Gloriosa has been described as reaching “true Masterpiece Status” and as “an album that should cement Catherine Traicos and The Starry Night as a serious force in Australian music.”
The Amazing revealed Catherine Traicos’ versatile song writing abilities and instinctive and imaginative arrangements. The Amazing was selected as Album of the Month in the Melbourne (Age) Magazine and Album of the Week on the Lost Highway Show, WMBR Boston.
Catherine has appeared at Nashville’s Americana Music Festival, supported international acts including Beth Orton, the Mountain Goats, Dirty Projectors, yMusic, Simone Felice, The Unthanks and Spiral Stairs and graced such diverse stages as Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Cafe, The Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall and the Junkyard in Maitland.
Catherine Traicos and the Starry Night are currently in pre-production on a new long-player, The Earth, the Sea, the Moon, the Sky, due for release November 2013 on An Ocean Awaits Records.
“Think Beth Orton meets Brandi Carlile, then throw in a dash of the rawness of Gillian Welch and Lucinda Williams and you will find yourself thinking of Catherine Traicos. But she cannot be totally compared to other singers, as her own empyrean vocals are inimitable and captivating”
- COUNTRY HQ
‘Her lyrics are universal yet hauntingly fresh: intelligent and spunky, literary and unpretentious. Her voice is ethereal and fragile, yet has moments where it is so strong it can rip your guts out.’
” These songs ring with the freedom and melodic confidence all good pop music needs, which when combined with Traicos’ roots nous, hit all the right notes, figuratively and literally. “
- SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Catherine Traicos – Vocals, Piano, Guitar
Darren Nuttall – Electric Guitar
Kasper Kiely – Bass Guitar
Tim Day – Drums