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Katherine Ellis is one of the most respected and versatile vocalists and topline writers in the industry today. She currently performs extensively throughout the World with her vast back catalogue including the huge club hits ‘When you touch me’ with The Freemasons, ‘Lost’ by Roger Sanchez and ‘Dreaming’ by The Ruff Driverz, Hed Kandi anthems ‘Let The Beat Hit ‘Em’ and ‘Stand Up’ as well as ‘Love U More’ by Oxford Hustlers’ released by Fierce Angel.
From 1997 to 2000 Katherine was the vocalist for chart toppers The Ruff Driverz, singing 'Deeper Love', 'Don't Stop', 'Shame' and the monster smash 'Dreaming', which she also wrote the Spanish topline for. In 2009, Maelstrom re-released the track with a host of new mixes.
Much of 2010 was spent touring and performing across Europe, Russia and Australia. December was the busiest month of the year with gigs in Russia, Kazakstahn, New Zealand and Australia where she performed alongside The Freemasons, Stonebridge and Mark Doyle. Other notable performances included Manchester Pride for the second consecutive year and her ‘Put it on’ event in London in association with GaydarRadio that raised several thousand pouds for HIV charities. It was also a busy year for collaborations and in between her travelling she managed to work on some exciting new projects with Bimbo Jones, Damian Strong, John Shelvin and ?. The track ‘All you need’ with Juan Kidd & Felix Baumgartner was put out Subliminal Records in late December.
2009 was also another busy year touring, she completed a tour of Australia with The Freemasons, which culminated in a headline performance at the Sydney Mardi Gras. She was also involved with and performed at the launch party of The Freemasons’ album, Shakedown 2 and joined them again for an appearance at Manchester Pride. She also performed at the opening party for the Ministry of Sound in New York, Salvation in Moscow as well as London, Soho, Brighton, Blackpool and Torquay Pride festivals. ‘You’re mine’ with Solitaire and ‘Time 2 Play’ with Soulshaker were Katherine’s two big releases of the year.
2008 was an extremely busy year for Katherine, with releases including ‘When You Touch Me’ with The Freemasons, a cover of "Ain't Nothin Goin’ On But The Rent" with 7th Heaven, "Poza (Got What I need)" with Countparis, "Do it" with DJ Prom, "Gotta get Through" with Paul Emanuel & Gav McCall, "One Luv" with The Soul Avengerz and "Laisser Toucher" with Cerrone, which also features twice in the French movie ‘Disco!’
Katherine also performed over 60 live shows in 2008 including The TMF Awards in Antwerp that was broadcast to some 60 million people, the Graham Norton Show on BBC TV and NRJ in the Park, Belgium to 50,000 people. She has performed in countless Russian super clubs such as Dyagilev, Most, Rai and Opera. Equally at home with smaller crowds Katherine is frequently hired for private parties and Restaurant openings, a Promoter in Kiev observed that 'Katherine brings the Party, she is the Party'. As well as performing her Club PAs Katherine is also a celebrated jazz, blues and soul vocalist with a full repertoire of over 200 well-known standards. Accompanied by a pianist Katherine will give you an intimate unforgettable night taking you through the full range of emotions from laughter to tears.
Katherine is the third member of the band Bimbo Jones, signed to Tommy Boy Records. Their debut album ‘Harlem 1 Stop’ was released in the US at the end of 2008. This was preceded by their single ‘And I try’ in 2009 and 'Freeze' in early 2010.
She has worked with some of the biggest names in music including The Freemasons, The Soul Avengerz, Dave Lee (in all his guises!) & Roger Sanchez, and on a more underground tip, collaborations with Meat Katie, Dylan Rhymes, Lee Coombs and Tom Stephan. Katherine's touring credits include that of working with the likes of Belinda Carlisle, Chaka Khan, Boy George and Roger Sanchez.
She is the vocal talent on TV adverts for Gaviscon, MacDonalds, Iceland, Dove Deo, Horlicks, Sony, Xenadrine, Hot Pockets, Google and Pantene to name a few. Her voice also appears in movies Evita, The Lawnmower man and What A Girl Wants with Colin Firth and Kelly Preston.
An extremely talented writer, she writes the majority of her own material including ‘When you touch me’ by the Freemasons, ‘Insatiable’ by Mark Knight - hammered by the likes of Pete Tong, 'Fascinated’ by Raven Maize and ‘Getting Into You’ by W.O.S.P. She also writes for other Artists including ‘If You Wanna/Salsoul Nugget’ by M&S Presents The Girl Next Door, ‘All Night’ by Montilla and ‘Dancing In The Dark’ by 4Tune 500.
Katherine is a true performer who lives for the stage and gives her all, engaging and transporting her audience whilst wowing them with her incredible voice.
2011 is already jammed packed with new performances, new releases and a lot of new collaborations giving the signal that the year will emulate the successes she’s been enjoying for the last few years, continuing to opening up new and exciting opportunities for this 21st Century Diva!
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