Whimsical, folk tinged, blues strewn songs of praise for a 21st Century soundscape.
Brighton based singer/songwriter Cate Ferris, using a guitar, keyboard, loop station and drum, is captivating audiences across the South with her solo project, performing magical songs sung with an incredible voice. Folk and dark soul lie at the heart of her sound, and the largely acoustic instrumentation is tinged by hard hitting lyrics and intricate harmonies.
This year, as well as working with 'Dizraeli and the Small Gods', Cate wrote and recorded a song called Minus 2 Degrees, produced by Nick Manasseh and released by Roots Garden Records, and “Shine” in collaboration with Brighton duo, Nordic Giants.
Cate began songwriting at the age of eleven, performing initially to the cleaners at her school who let her use the grand piano in the hall when everyone else had gone home, and subsequently to friends, family and audiences round town. Six years later, realising that it was not possible to take a keyboard travelling, she taught herself to play guitar and set off, firstly to Israel and then to India, where she studied classical indian flute and singing.