Kate Doubleday was born in 1969 to an Irish mother and a father from Lancashire.
She grew up listening to the travelling stories of her late Irish grandfather, Kelso, inspiring her to become both a gardener and singer-songwriter.
In 1989 she travelled to West Africa to explore the rich and vibrant musical landscape, drawing many influences, which led her to release her first album ‘Renewal’ in 2003 on her own independent label, Copper Records.
Following this, she began performing on bespoke UK tours and worked with musician Joe Broughton (Albion Band, Urban Folk Quartet), to produce her second album ‘Belonging’ in 2008.
In 2011 Kate released her EP ‘Pied Flycatcher’, drawing audiences to celebrate with her a love of the Welsh landscape.
Working with the acclaimed producer, Martin Levan (John Martyn, June Tabor) at Red Kite studio, they soon decided to begin recording her new album, ‘Flutter’ with guest musicians: the emotive fiddle player, Ruth Angell; accordionist Jamie Smith; the string quartet The Froe (Ruth Angell, Charlie Heys, Helen Lancaster and Emma Capp); with string arrangements by Sid Peacock.
Band members include: Trevor Lines (double bass); Dan Wilkins (guitars/Kora); and Marie Smith (cello).