Kate Fenner is a Canadian musician, currently based in New York City. The New York Times describes her vocal stylings as having a "lusty, alternative, Joni Mitchell-ish sound." She was one of the primary singers and songwriters for the Canadian alternative rock band Bourbon Tabernacle Choir in the 1980s and 1990s. After its dissolution, Fenner continued performing as duo with her former Bourbon bandmate Chris Brown. Between 2000 and 2006, she sporadically toured and sang with Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. Fenner released a solo album, Horses and Burning Cars, in 2003, followed by her second solo album, Magnet, produced by Chris Brown.
Fenner's music was also featured on the soundtrack for the "Mystery On Fifth Avenue" Apartment project by the New York architecture firm 212box. Salamandre, co-written by her and Brown, was built around four melodies of inspiration through four centuries of music, including renaissance, classical, Victorian, a Vetentian waltz, jazz, ragtime, blues, folk, and funk.Salamandre was commissioned and curated as part of the "Mystery On Fifth Avenue" by architectural designer Eric Clough, her now husband, who fell in love with her during the project.