Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Joss Stone, Cat Empire, The Bamboos, Fat Freddy's Drop


band members

Kattimoni - Vocals Bisho Abdelsayed - Guitar Emilia Schnall - Backing Vocals Morgan Douglas - Drums Nicola Russo - Bass Hong Yang - Keys Justin 'Kenny' Hall - tenor Sax Tom Sly - Trumpet Ash Richter - Trombone


Influences

Jah9, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, India Arie, Michael Franti


Website

www.kattimoni.com

Bio

'A vocal powerhouse with a whole lot of soul' - LiveForMusic.tv

A vibrant creative force and visionary voice for change, Kattimoni's multidisciplinary artistry stylistically transitions between powerhouse raw soul, driving deep funk rhythms, energetic reggae grooves and juicy jazz infused melodies entwined with a natural mystic hip-hop flow woven together with spoken word poetry, luscious ambient soundscapes and sensual feminine dance.

Inspired by creativity as a catalyst for transformation and empowerment, Kattimoni's infectious live performances are a transmission of full permission and fierce grace that that alchemizes pain into beauty and adversity into power. Her debut album 'Rise Up Radiate', recorded with a fiery 9 piece band, shines audaciously like a beacon of hope and celebrates the incredible resilience and potential of the human spirit to RISE.

Kattimoni has worked alongside iconic music artists including Ronan Keating, Kate Cebrano, Christine Anu and Ross Wilson and performed across the Australian Festival Circuit in recent years with highlights at; The National Multicultural Festival, Moomba Festival, Melbourne White Night, Rainbow Serpent, St Kilda Festival, Moonee Valley Festival, Sounds of Summer Festival and Nightjar Festival.

Travelling extensively from the age of 14 she has been influenced by a diversity of global music, culture and traditions throughout her life. She sings in multiple languages and spent several years touring nationally and internationally (Timor Leste, Malaysia) as a vocalist with 'Sol Nation', delivering an exuberant live show of high-energy reggae, samba, funk, salsa, East Timorese folk and African dance music with a strong global conscience.

On a mission to activate healing, empowerment and social change through the arts, Kattimoni is also a Guest Speaker, Coach and Arts Psychotherapist featured regularly at events such as International Women's Day and Harmony Day

Her debut single, 'Go Around Come Around' received acclaim and support from radio around Australia, premiering at #4 on the Triple J Unearthed Roots Charts in 2014 and her highly anticipated studio album 'Rise Up, Radiate' is set to launch digitally May 9th