To celebrate the release of her long-awaited debut album ‘Human’, Katy Steele announces an extensive thirteen-date national tour throughout February and March, 2017. Katy and her band will be bringing a rhythm filled set with a slick modern set-up showcasing her breathtaking new album across the country to capital cities and venues off the beaten track this Summer. The tour begins on Saturday, February 16 in Adelaide before heading out across seven states and includes an appearance at the Perth International Arts Festival 2017 who have just announced a killer line-up including Kurt Vile, Warpaint, Big Thief and Toro y Moi. More shows to be announced and tickets on sale now via www.katysteele.com.
Katy Steele, set to grace the stage at Valley Fiesta 2008, talks with our Tara-Kai Hammond
TH: So you grew up in the Perth Music scene didn’t you? What’s it like now, in comparison to say 10 years ago?
KS: Well, I have only been in the scene for the last 6-7 years as an actual musician. Before that I watched my brothers grow and gain success, the old school way, by playing gigs and gaining airplay, the way we did it. But for most of my teens, I watched my dad perform. He is a survivor who I have never seen play a bad show. True professional.. I would say that it was hard then and its even harder now. But It seems that music has taken a very serious turn. The only way, is to survive. We are all surviving, which is all I have ever asked for.
TH: Who are you looking forward to seeing perform at the Valley Fiesta?
KS: I’ve heard that the John Steel Singers are quite good. Other than that, I d love to check out some local Brisbane bands.