Cathi spent most of the mid 90’s running around Sydney from studio to studio doing sessions and voices overs. A favourite of producers at studios such as Song Zu, Tiger and Stellar Sound, Cathi was the voice of everything from Optus, Nissan, Kleenex and Taronga Zoo to idents for all the major TV and radio stations. When she wasn’t in the studio, she was singing at the Basement or being the opening act for Lenny Henry at the State Theatre or even singing the National Anthem for President Clinton’s official welcome to Sydney at the Botanic Gardens.
Having moved to London at the end of the 90’s, Cathi signed a publishing deal with BMG Music Publishing then a recording contract with Debut records, releasing her first solo album “Out There” in 2001. The album was voted one of the Top Ten Albums of the Year by Billboard Magazine’s Critics Choice.
Cathi joined the production team Fac 15 in 2002 and had a steady release of tracks on Hed Kandi Records, starting with Stay with me till Dawn on Serve Chilled 3, and eventually leading to the ‘best of’ album: Fac 15 The EP Vol 1 (Fierce Angel records).
In June 2005, Cathi and her band played to a 12,000 strong audience at the Toast Festival in London which was shown on TV in the UK and Australia. Cathi’s live interview with Kath and Kim at the festival is also featured on their UK tour DVD.
UK Film and TV credits include:
Appearing in the film “These Foolish Things” (2006) as a 1930’s jazz singer (the cast includes Angelica Houston, Lauren Bacall and Terence Stamp).
Sharing a stage with Englebert Humperdink in a John Smith’s Bitters TV commercial with comedian Peter Kay.
Starring in the long running UK advertising campaign for Sheilas’ Wheels insurance, which Cathi is still representing after nearly 11 years, as the brands lead Sheila, jingle and voice-over talent and representative on all forms or media including TV, Radio, billboards, social media, personal appearances, and online campaigns.
The Sheilas girl group was formed after the success of the TV commercials which led to signing a record deal with the legendary Pete Waterman and touring the UK constantly from 2006 to 2010.
Other Song-writing and singing credits include:
Cathi has since released a further two solo albums (Souvenirs from Stockholm and Curious Covers for Cool Cats) and performed at most of the major Jazz venues in and around London.
In 2015, Cathi performed at the Royal Festival Hall for Pete Watermans’ show A Life in Song, which was very awesome indeed.
But wait there’s more…Cathi co-wrote two UK top Ten Singles for Louise (2001) and Darude (2000)
Featured vocals with Latin Hustlers, Dead Stereo, Fridrik Karlsson, Bill Sharpe (Shakatak) Louden Wainright the 3rd and Gary Numan.
Various collaboations and releases with Victoria Beckham, Todd Terry, Jeff Franzel, Jorgen Elofsson, Daman Thomas and Harvey Mason Jr and Ashley Robles for Touched By an Angel.
Oh, and she worked for APRA/AMCOS setting up their first ever office in the UK and looking after around 250 Aus/NZ songwriters for three and a half years until 2014.