Soul and Jazz Singer in Newcastle
Kathryn and The Soul Engineers
A rich vocalist with timeless charisma, emotional potency and an old soul. Kathryn is an up and coming singer songwriter from Newcastle who is hoping to leave a sweep in her trail. Her unique voice has a beautifully rich tone and a powerful presence.
She is inspired by an elegant tapestry of sources from greats such as Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan and piano players like as Mary Lou Williams and Monk.
As an artist, Kathryn has immersed herself in the genres she values most, performing soul, blues, jazz, gospel and pop, using this sonic variation to attune to her audience. Her latest soul project is Kathryn and The Soul Engineers for which she has hand picked her favourite North East musicians. This 10 piece enables her to bring her large voice and quirky personality to life through her unique stage performance.
Kathryn will be released her E.P Cake in 2016 on her own accord which is lyrically outspoken, empowering and unafraid.
Press and Testamonials
“Jazz music with a twist-pop hooks and blues rhythms all wound deep into each track” Nathan Douthwaite
“Kathryn Lowdon scores mightily. She followed up Fine and Mellow with God Bless the Child. This gal can holler the blues as if she was born in downtown Kansas City” Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here
“Lowdon has been on the local scene for a while making her presence felt and this, her first recording, reveals her to be a singer prepared to take a musical walk on the wild side.”
“A guaranteed showstopper” Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here
“Kathryn has a fantastic voice” John Harle, BBC Newcastle
‘I’ve heard this band in rehearsal. This is all about the voice so make sure you listen.”
Gary Grainger, Winner of Broadcaster of the Year at the British Blues Awards
“Talented singer who has dedicated herself to music” The Belfast Telegraph
“Her first recording is lyrically outspoken and unafraid, drawing on real life experiences of triumph over adversity which are designed to inspire audiences”. The Irish Independent
“Both her grandfathers were jazz singers, and she devoured her father’s record collection as a child”. Berwick Advertiser”
“Soulful diva” NARC Magazine
“It paints a picture of a small bar where a duet of pianist and singer sit and enchant the whole room with their music.” NE Volume Magazine
Hear Kathryn & The Soul Engineers below: