Anna-Kat is an art pop singer/songwriter hailing from an alpaca farm near Mittagong in country NSW. Somewhat a black sheep/alpaca in a family of farmers, engineers - anything but musicians, at six she took up the violin and music became her soulmate. In Primary school her family relocated to Arequipa, Peru whilst her mum researched alpacas in the Altiplano. She writes songs in hope that they may be the invisible embrace to little hearts when they need it most, as the music of Missy Higgins, Joni Mitchell, Debussy, Nina Simone and Kate Bush have been for her.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Music(Jazz) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2015, she has kicked butt in jazz and original bands in cities and towns across Australia and the world; from Havana to New York, Dubbo to Denpasar, London to Berlin, Broome to Beijing. She’s sung in jazz bands on cruise ships, self-managed and performed two national tours with her duo TAWLS, released four self-produced singles, three and a half videoclips, co-produced commissioned tracks for ABC kids show ‘Giggle and Hoot’ and in 2018 was nominated for Best Music/Musical at the Perth International Fringe Festival.
Anna-Kat is currently studying honours at the VCA in Melbourne in Interactive Composition. She lives in a seven soul filled ramshackle ‘mansion’ in Northcote; midst the compost, bees and mandarin tree she is putting pedal to the metal with her new solo project.