As we edge towards this weekend’s Sunday Music, we caught up with local songwriter Kat Wilson to chat all things music. Blending coastal blues and dreamy folk sounds, Kat has played at WAMFest, Fremantle Folk Festival, Nannup Festival and Fairbridge Festival.
Howdy Kat, can you tell us about yourself and your intro to music?
I’m a ginger living in the northern suburbs and I am currently growing citrus in the backyard. My music is best described as coastal blues. I love to tell stories about what I see in the world around me and what I see internally. I’ve always got a banjo or guitar close by to pencil thoughts and match some melodies up.
You’re playing Sunday Music this weekend. Who’s in your band and who plays what?
The band for Sunday will be a duo. I wanted to simplify the sounds and force ourselves to sonically fill the space. Dan Ablett will be playing drums on Sunday and singing some tasty harmonies, and I’ll be singing and playing electric guitar and banjo.
What’s your best gig or tour memory?
That’s a hard one to answer. Every gig and tour is so different and unique but three weeks ago I was up in Exmouth playing a bunch of shows and absolutely loved it. I met some really beautiful people and had such fun shows. It was pretty spesh.
What’s up next? Do you have any new music in the works?
Yes! I’ve got a couple of projects in the works at the moment. A new single, a live EP and something I don’t think I’m allowed to say yet.
What can we expect from your Sunday Music gig?
A roaring guitar, jungle drums and heaps of new songs to share. We’re hoping to create an environment that anyone can feel comfortable swaying a little, sitting on a picnic rug munching cheese or even grooving around like an air dancer at a car yard.
Want to find out more about Kat?
Sunday Music is free and showcases the finest local musicians. Be sure to get down early as capacity is strictly limited. Sunday Music is possible thanks to the ongoing support of Bendigo Bank – Fremantle Community Bank Branch. 2020–21 is the twelfth year of the longstanding partnership.