Katie Noonan grew up with a strong background in classical music with her mother, Maggie Noonan, being a well-known opera singer. She studied opera and jazz at the Queensland Conservatorium.
Katie Noonan grew up with a strong background in classical music with her mother, Maggie Noonan, being a well-known opera singer. She studied opera and jazz at the Queensland Conservatorium. After graduation, Noonan began fronting the pop rock group George along with her brother Tyrone Noonan. After a series of successful independently released EPs, they signed to Festival Mushroom Records and released the debut album Polyserena in 2002, which entered the ARIA charts at #1. George won the Best New Artist ARIA award in 2003, performing Breathe In Now at the ceremony.
Katie founded the jazz trio Elixir in 1997, which released their debut self titled album in 2003. Elixir’s second album, First Seed Ripening was released on 5 August 2011.
Noonan has released an album with her mother Maggie Noonan – a collection of jazz & operatic duets.
Paul Grabowsky and Katie Noonan teamed up for the jazz cycle Before Time Could Change Us, words by Dorothy Porter.
In 2005, Noonan was invited by Deborah Conway to take part in the Broad Festival project, with 3 other Australian female artists they performed their own and each other’s songs. With Conway and Noonan were Sara Storer, Ruby Hunter and Clare Bowditch.
She has recently released a solo album – Skin which was recorded at Sydney’s Linear Recording in 2006 and debuted at #6 on the ARIA top 50 album charts and #1 on the Australian ARIA Top 20 Album chart. The debut single Time To Begin debuted at #30 on the ARIA Top 50.
Following the success of the remix of Time To Begin, Katie collaborated with John Course & Mr Timothy, re-recording her vocal tracks & re-releasing her debut solo album in dance form under the title Second Skin. The song Logic served as the first (radio promo only) single for this LP.
Katie Noonan and the Captains have released one album, Emperor’s Box. Emperor’s Box was 3 years in the making.
Based in NSW.