Brighton based Cate Ferris is a “one-woman symphony of lush textures, electronic beats and soulful harmonies”, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumental artist who has been captivating audiences across the UK & Europe with her solo project.
Her extensive and sometimes eccentric instrumentation is tinged by hard-hitting lyrics and structured around “sublime and beautifully crafted songs” (Jeff Hemmings, Brighton Noise). Tipped by David Rodigan in the Independent as one of the best up-and-coming artists, her work has featured on BBC1 Xtra and her voice on prime-time television.
Ferris has worked and collaborated with great musicians from a wide range of genres – Nick Menasseh, Martha Tilston, Alex Banks, Nordic Giants. She was lead vocalist and co-writer for Dizraeli & The Small Gods, an eclectic 8 piece hip-hop band, whose album ‘Moving In The Dark’ was shortlisted for the 2014 Songlines Music Awards and she has performed on the West Holts Stage (Glasto), the Royal Festival Hall, Latitude Festival, main staging Larmer Tree and headling Purbeck Folk Festival to name but a few.
Immersed in the rich tapestry of the Brighton Music Scene, Ferris has created her bold debut album. Weaving the colorful threads of her music world through a network of talented musician contributors; Ferris has produced a refreshing and inventive body of work. Fusing melismatic vocal hooks with lush synth lines against a backdrop of beats created from broken gramophones and slammed doors, ‘Gyroscope’, co-produced with Rob Flynn (Oslo Parks) sees Ferris steps out from behind her loop stations to flex her ample production muscles and see her tackling some of life’s bigger questions more fearlessly than ever before.
SOURCE: Official Bio