An intimate debut recording from Hetty Kate showcasing the 1950s songs of Peggy Lee, June Christy and Julie London. Dim All The Lights reveals Hetty Kate’s voice as crystal clear and penetrating; her diction has an engaging conversational ease and on this recording is accompanied by a spare but beautiful quartet of Sam Keevers, piano; James Sherlock, guitar; Ben Robertson, string bass; Danny Farugia, drums.
Favourites from the Great American Songbook, including Cry Me A River and I Get Along Without You Very Well, are brought to life by Hetty’s seductive vocals. Produced by Mal Stanley for ABC Classic FM’s Jazztrack, this classic collection is a tribute to the great singers of the past, from one of the most exciting young singers of today.
Since her performing debut in 2006, Hetty Kate has been invited to sing in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, both with her own ensembles, and also as a guest vocalist for local jazz groups and big bands. Surrounded as a young girl by the music and romance of Broadway theatre, and films from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Hetty still finds inspiration through the enduring songs of the 1920s to the 1950s.
2014 has been busy for Hetty Kate including appearances on stage with James Morrison and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, in Japan at the Sapporo International Jazz Festival and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Popular British Jazz commentator Brian Harvey said “Hetty has a masterful way with lyrics, bringing them to vibrant and exciting life as if each were an expression of her own private thoughts... we’ll hear a lot more of Hetty Kate in the future.”