Newcastle-based Kathryn Williams released her first album ‘Dog Leap Stairs’ on her own label Caw in 1999 on a budget of just £80. Her second record ‘Little Black Numbers’ was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2000. She has collaborated and appeared on records by John Martyn, Bombay Bicycle Club, Marry Waterson and Neill Macoll, with whom she released the album ‘Two’ in 2008. She has played live with KT Tunstall, Ray Lamontagne and Martha Wainwright, amongst others. Williams is also a member of The Crayonettes, the band she formed with friend Anna Spencer. She released her eighth studio album – her first for OLI - ‘The Quickening’ in 2010. Her most recent album, ‘Crown Electric’ was released in September 2013 and the single ‘Heart Shaped Stone’ was previewed on Radio 2 Playlisted. In the Fall of 2013 Williams embarked on her biggest UK tour to date.
“One of my all time favorite female singers”
“Should be paid a million pounds to never stop singing”