Hailing from Teesside and based in Newcastle for a long time until she was swept off her feet and up a hill in County Durham by her sheep farming husband, Katie Doherty is an award-winning songwriter.
Recently, she has been best-known for her work with theatre, having composed the score for the Award Winning rural touring musical “Beyond the End of The Road”, as well as countless others for November Club and Northern Stage, as well as New York Fringe Festival ‘Best of the Fringe’ Winner ‘The Fall’.
Katie Doherty’s new album “And Then” has been a long time coming. It’s taken over ten years for her to follow-up her debut album release (2007’s Bridges) but here it finally is. Having picked up some great support for her earlier release, including airplay from BBC Radio 2, she went on to share stages with leading lights such as Karine Polwart, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, and the legendary Ray Davies. As is often the way though, life moves on, circumstances change, and for Katie Doherty that meant working as a composer, collaborating with the Royal Shakespeare Company, starting a family and relocating to enjoy life on a farm. While nourished by her life and work, her own music had to take a backseat.
Fast-forward to 2018 though, and the next chapter is ready to begin for her. “And Then” (released Jan 25 on Steeplejack Music) is an album that in large part is dedicated to the theme of change. Covering a multitude of aspects, from the changing seasons, life circumstances, the passage of time, and the shifting of social attitudes and behaviour. Doherty’s tender and earnest vocal delivery ties everything together on this beautiful album.
Katie Doherty and The Navigators new album And Then is due for release January 17th 2019 and will be launched at The Sage Gateshead.
Tickets available here: https://tickets.sagegateshead.com/booking/production/syos/50908
For further information visit https://www.katiedoherty.co.uk/