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Cath Courtley is a singer, songwriter, topliner, vocal leader and arranger from Wales, now based in East Kent.

Cath started writing songs when she was the lead singer and guitarist of The Vanderbilts, who built up a loyal following playing some of London's most loved live music venues including The Bedford, The Half Moon Putney, The Dublin Castle and The Troubadour. 

After taking a break to start a family, Cath returned to songwriting and started releasing solo music in 2021. Her first single Footsteps was supported by BBC Radio Wales, Switch Radio and numerous music blogs including Rising Artists, PopFad, Your Music Experience and Sinusoidal Music.

Her follow-up single How Much was supported by BBC Music Introducing South East, Amazing Radio, Our Sound Music 3, Send Me Your Ears and Sinusoidal Music.

As well as songwriting and arranging Cath also enjoys organising musical events that bring people together, including regular choir workshops she runs in partnership with Jonathan Grosberg called 'Music That Moves You' and Live Now Play Later writing retreats.  

 

BBC RADIO WALES

"Super chilled, ambient and quirky... destined for great things."

BBC INTRODUCING

"So nice... a proper headphones moment."

RISING ARTISTS

"Gorgeously played and produced."

SEND ME YOUR EARS

"Gorgeously downtempo chill out."

SINUSOIDAL MUSIC

"With sensual vocals and sentimental lyrics, Courtley is the definition of less is more."

OBSCURE SOUND

"Striking debut solo single... blends lounge-pop and trip-hop with an intimate singer/songwriter appeal."

YOUR MUSIC EXPERIENCE

"A beautiful ode to motherhood... We await Cath Courtley's future musical projects very eagerly."

OUR SOUND

"...once again has proven her expertise at not only making music but also telling a story."