CATHY BURTON BIO AUTUMN 2011
Cathy’s music career is probably as diverse as they come,
She grew up in rural Devon, UK, leant the piano from a very early age and picked up the guitar in her teens.
Inspired by artists as diverse as Tracy Chapman, The Shamen, and Elvis Presley her love of music led her on to an ever-developing interest in song writing.
She studied for a music degree at Chichester University which stood her in good stead for the diversity of her life and work in music which was to come.
Cathy’s music and talents have taken her from the roof-tops of Shillong in North East India to arenas in Beirut, from village churches in England to stadiums in Argentina, from an orphanage in Romania to Brixton Academy in London. She has toured and played around the world over the last 12 years in Countries including, Russia, Canada, USA, France, Holland, Ukraine and many more.
As a result of her enjoyment of a broad cross section of music, Cathy works and performs in several genres.
She has released three singer songwriter albums of which she continues to tour, performing both solo, with an acoustic guitar and also with her long-standing band.
Her work as a singer songwriter has, amongst others, seen her work with people such as the legendary Elton John producer Gus Dudgeon and probably her favourite song writer of all time Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross.
It’s no secret that Cathy greatly values her own spiritual journey and in 2010 she fulfilled one of her dreams by releasing an album of self-penned Worship music,. This album: ‘Source of every hour’ has been particularly well received. She continues to perform and lead this music in Churches and events around the World alongside her other mainstream engagements.
In 2007 Cathy entered the world of Electronic Dance Music. Her vocal talents had been spotted by well-respected Dutch producer Raz Nitzan, who was looking for a specific type of vocal for some collaborations he was working on. Armin Van Buurens ‘Rain’ was the first of these, which became a massive club favourite around The World.
Cathy absolutely loved the tracks she was now working on and during her initial two days in Amsterdam recorded three more tracks for Julian Vincent. ‘Here for me’, ’Certainty’, and ‘No end’ all were destined for global success.
Remixes for these four tracks included the incredible work of Mark Otten, W&W, Cosmic Gate, Andy Prinz, Robert Nickson, M6 and ReLocate, each bringing their own edge and interpretations to the tracks.
These initial tracks and accompanying remixes were picked up and endorsed by DJs, dance music compilations and labels around the world including such names as Armin Van Buuren, ASOT, Dave Pearce, Gatecrasher, Judge Jules, Markus Schulz and were similarly enjoyed by dance music fans everywhere.
All four of these tracks were originally released through dance label Armada, winners of the ‘Best Global Record Label’ award at Miami’s ‘International Dance Music Awards’ three years running. These tracks firmly placed Cathy at the front end of the Vocal Trance scene.
More requests were now coming in for vocal collaboration work with Cathy and Canadian DJ Glenn Morrison’s track ‘Symptoms of a stranger’ featuring Cathy’s unique vocals was amongst the next to be released. Again, another incredible track, this time finding its way on to the highly respected DJ Mag’s IBIZA 2010 mix with the Henry Saiz space oddity remix.
Another track with Armin Van Buuren was to follow. This time ‘I Surrender’ found Cathy featuring on her second AVB artist album and also brought Cathy an invite from Armin to embark on the Armin Only ‘Mirage’ World Tour with him performing the track. This gave Cathy an opportunity to tour once again but this time with the DJ Mag’s voted No.1 DJ. The ‘Mirage’tour spans 18 months with audience numbers averaging over 15,000 per night at arenas across five continents.
In December 2010 Afterglow Records released Reminder’s collaboration with Cathy ‘Love to hold’ accompanied by remixes from Simmons and Blanc, whilst March 2011 saw the release of Armada’s ever more prominent year mix ‘A State of Trance 2011’ which showcased Cathy’s new Collaboration with Beat Service: ‘When Tomorrow Never Comes’. April 2011 gave Cathy another significant release on the top Irish DJ John O’Callaghan’s new album: ‘Unfold’. The track ‘Perfection’ featuring Cathy Burton is once again set for great things.
Autumn 2011 will mark the release of Cathy’s first solo artist trance release “Reach out to me”. Along with further collaborations with Cosmic Gate and a track on the Dark Matters album “Fallen feathers”. Cathy is now available for EDM PA’s through louderbookings.com
October has seen Cathy once again on the road, this time with Ben Cantelon and Nick Herbert preforming and talking about some of her songs written for the contemporary church.