Artist info


Indie, Roots

Sounds like

The Waifs, Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly

band members

Katie- Vocals, Guitar, Resonator Dean Opie - Electric Guitar Alex McClean- Bass Joe Pincott- Drums


The Waifs, Bruce Cockburn, Clare Bowditch, Crowded House



“Your music is heartfelt, inspiring and beautiful” Josh Cunningham - THE WAIFS

Heartfelt, smooth and down to earth, Alice Springs singer/songwriter and mother of four, Katie Harder embraces you with her music. Her lyrics have a depth that stay with you long after the final chord. Her folk/roots melodies etch into your mind. And her stories carry a warming authenticity and humour.

Katie Harder is a storyteller.
Her songs have a disarming honesty and their recording is warm and intimate. It feels like you’re sitting in the centre of a room as her band winds around you, and through the songs, with tasteful understatement.

Katie’s sound has evolved over 16 years from joyful rock/pop to a more mature and restrained folk/roots sound. Encouraged by great songwriters like Paul Kelly, The Waifs, Crowded House and Missy Higgins, Katie’s music has that all Australian sound that pushes and pulls ideas and inspires her listeners to get the most out of life. Her songwriting gives voice to an earnest female perspective that contrasts vulnerability, strength, independence and commitment. Common themes include love, the giving of self, the struggle for balance as a mother and woman and living in the red dusty lands of Central Australia.

Katie’s career highlights are impressive and include performing alongside Claire Bowditch and Warren H Williams, touring the Northern Territory as an ArtbackNT artist (with baby in tow), being shortlisted in the Australian Song writing Awards and supporting The Waifs, Ash Grunwald, Blue King Brown and Jeff Lang.

Katie Harder has released 2 EPs and 2 albums. Her most recent offering called ‘Beloved’ was released in September 2017. Recorded by award winning producer Dave Crowe the EP features her band ‘The Artful Dodgers’ and captures the live feeling of the band and the living feeling of a mother’s hopes for her family.


Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

14 Sep 2017

Triple J

Straight from the soul. Sweet one, Katie!

Straight from the soul. Sweet one, Katie!