She‘s performed at events with the likes of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Marina Prior, but that doesn’t seem to faze the girl that Perth has claimed as their very own jazz songstress.
UK-born Cathrine Summers fostered her career in Perth and over recent years has developed a reputation for her voice with a rich and powerful timbre, a fun and natural stage presence, and a passion for jazz that transcends eras. She’s more than just a singer, with an engaging performance style that is sexy, sassy and captivating.
Her repertoire and ensembles span from jazz into Motown, soul and Top 40. Summers is just as at home belting out a rendition of Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’, as she is purring out her eloquent version of ‘Cry Me a River’ .
Since her debut in 2008, Cathrine Summers has become a national and international performer at many high profile events, weddings, big shows and revered festivals like the BRAVO! Cruise of the Performing Arts, Perth International Jazz Festival (Jazz), Jazz By The Bay, FRINGE WORLD Festival (Jazz Cabaret), City of Perth New Years Eve (Summers Soul), Kings Park Festival (Summers Soul)…
Summers’ 2016 debut album, Through Rose Tinted Glass, is a selection of delightful classics including L-O-V-E, Cry Me A River and You Make Me Feel So Young, plus a number of French songs, which the singer is quickly becoming known for. The album brings to life songs of artists such as Julie London, Mel Torme, Anita O’Day and Ella Fitzgerald.
- Vocals & Piano or Vocals & Guitar Duo: Jazz, soul and modern repertoire with a warm, inviting and intimate style.
- Jazz Trio, Quartet, Quintet Swing Bands: Perth’s finest musicians! Versatile style from high-end jazz standards to jazz-cabaret. Cocktail style or over dinner. Diverse repertoire tailored to suit all styles of function.
- Summers Soul 6-Piece Party Band: High energy top 40 classics, current chart toppers as well as a mix of Motown, R&B and soul to get your guests dancing.
- Summer Groove 4-Piece ‘Like A Version’ Band. Groove mix of top 40, soul, jazz n blues.
- Band & DJ Package: Don’t pay for an additional DJ. Enjoy DJ classics at the end of a great night at a fraction of the cost.