Not only is Catherine Gunther an Americana songwriter based here on the Gold Coast, performing intimate style shows regularly around SEQ and Sydney, she’s also Blank Gold Coast’s latest intern – the fourth in the magazine’s four-year history. With her eyes set firmly on a mixed career that focuses both on live performance and song-writing as well as music journalism, Catherine is a fine candidate for the busy role of interning at a print and online publishing business.
Catherine grew up in Sydney but resides on the Gold Coast where she has been studying a Bachelor of Popular Music from the Queensland Conservatorium and is due to graduate at the end of the year. As an avid reader, she also delved into the world of literature and creative writing, exploring the worlds of Shakespeare and Australian fiction. This sparked an interest in music journalism, which she has been involved in since December 2016, writing content for various online music websites. But her passion for writing doesn’t end there. She is also writing a fantasy novel which she hopes to publish.
Musically inspired by the likes of Fanny Lumsden, Jen Mize and Nikki Lane, Catherine has also been exploring and experimenting with her songwriting over the last 12 months in the lead up to her next release. She is currently working with ARIA charting producer Jared Adlam to create a record that captures the authenticity and passion she has for music.
Since establishing herself on the music scene in 2015 this new project is her most ambitious yet. Her previous releases ‘Livin’ on the Land’ (2014) and ‘Bittersweet Memories’ (2015) received nationwide attention from community radio and have seen Catherine play Tamworth and Urban Country Music Festivals.
See Catherine live:
8 August, Brisbane City Sounds
10 and 24 September, Brisbane Festival, QPAC
14 – 15 October, Buskers by the Creek, Currumbin