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Katie and the Carnival are an energetic and engaging group based in Belfast. The music is soulful and harmony driven with other influences from folk, pop, jazz, rock and a little bit of dark cabaret!
The band is fronted by Katie Richardson who has been described as "every bit the sparkling front woman, armed with a ludicrously sultry voice" BBC ATL.
Katie has worked with many other artists in Ireland such as Duke Special, Foy Vance and The Salt Flats and has recently recorded and arranged 'Bring me Sunshine' for a Dale Farm advert that went live in Ireland in Summer 2011.
"Tammy Wynette meets Tarintino" Hotpress
"A proper spectacle, a visual treat. Oh, and the music's great too... engaging is an understatement" BBC ATL
"Katie creates the kind of smokey jazz that Norah Jones might make if you snuck a load of vodka in her diet coke" never enough notes