Cath Courtley is a singer, songwriter, vocal leader and arranger based in East Kent.
She grew up in Cardiff and studied music from a young age. Her main instrument was piano until she got her first guitar at 15, then taught herself how to play and started writing songs.
After studying at the University of Birmingham she moved to London where, alongside a career in PR and communications, she formed a band called The Vanderbilts.
After taking some time out after the birth of her first daughter, she decided to take a huge leap of faith and make music her full-time profession.
"It felt like a crazy gamble at the time but soon paid off, and I now feel very lucky to do what I love every day."