UK-born Australian singer Catherine Summers burst onto the Perth music scene in 2008 and has since established herself as one of the city’s most in-demand performers. She is widely acclaimed for her unique dulcet, versatile voice and her down-to-earth, instantly familiar, engaging stage presence.
PERFORMER OF CHOICE FOR ANY OCCASION
Summers stages a variety of highly entertaining productions in varying genres including pop, soul, motown, jazz and much more. If you enjoy soaking up the sounds of up-tempo and lively swing classics or sinking deeply into dulcet emotive ballads such as Cry Me A River, Stormy Weather and As Time Goes By, Catherine is someone not to be missed. Or, perhaps you want to tap along to Vintage Hollywood Jazz hits such as Anything Goes, Top Hat White Tie & Tails, or Mack The Knife. Or, if you want to step into a Parisian Jazz Club with Edith Piaf’s Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien, or the infamous Sous Le Ciel De Paris, then look no further.
Catherine Summers’ performances have lit up many events, festivals and high-profile galas both nationally and internationally. She’s a resident sell-out artist at Perth and Melbourne jazz clubs and has featured in many revered events such as BRAVO! Cruise of the Performing Arts, Perth International Festival, Jazz by The Bay, five sell-out seasons and counting in Fringe World Festival, City of Perth New Year’s Eve, Kings Park Festival, Manly Jazz Festival and many more.
JAZZ & MODERN
Catherine Summers is a performer of choice at many top-notch venues, festivals and high-end functions. She has a repertoire of 300+ jazz interpretations with her full jazz band, but her talent doesn’t just stop at jazz! She also performs in a unique and modern style with her 4-piece band and acoustic duo, taking classic songs and rearranging them in a style comparable to ‘Like a Version’.
Catherine's 4-piece band brings a fresh vibe to pop, soul and motown classics. You’ll hear your favourite hits but not in the way that others perform them. Described as a ‘Like a Version’ style sound, the upbeat sounds of Catherine’s ensembles deliver clever versions of songs from Coldplay, Jamiroquai, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Supremes, Maroon 5, Adele, John Legend and more… it’s upbeat funk you’re going to love! Summers’ vocals have been likened to a deep raspy Amy Winehouse mixed with the soft mellow breathy tones of Lana Del Ray and strong powerful bluesy sounds of Joss Stone.
“Her exquisite and perfect French accent shone as she belted out Edith Piaf’s ‘Non, Je Ne Regret Rein’ – her performance of such an iconic song was incredibly moving. From Parisian jazz to modern swing up-tempo – with a great twist on Adele’s Rolling in Deep – Summers’ charismatic engagement with the audience is exhilarating.”
Nicola Heyes / Giggisound.com
“The quality that sets her apart from other singers is that people of all ages feel ‘instantly familiar’ with her and soak up her banter and on-stage charisma.”
Steven Shaw / The Music Review
“Wow what a phenomenal performer. Singer Catherine Summer is THE REAL DEAL! She completely captivates her audiences! Do yourself a huge favour and check her out. She has an incredible voice, she is beautiful and very very funny, you will love her!” TheGuide.com
“Catherine Summers is spirited host, classy comedienne and singing talent to boot, all in one confident and spunky package. She brings sass, style and talent to the stage like no singer I’ve seen this Fringe season (21’). Catch her performance before the sun sets, on select nights at stylish Lamont’s Bishops House in Perth.” ★★★★★ Antonino Tati, Cream Magazine 2020
“Not just a cracking vocalist, Summers’ art and craft as host is equally commendable, with something of an earthy Amy Winehouse under all those sequins”
Christopher H James – The Music Online