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Catherine Howe

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Catherine Howe is a female English singer-songwriter. She began a successful acting career in the late 1960s, though has since gained a cult following on the folk music scene (‘one of the great unrecognised voices…’ - Record Collector 2007) as one of the highest-regarded performers of her generation (‘Catherine Howe was a Kate Bush before her time… ’ - Observer Music 2007) Catherine is an Ivor Novello award winning songwriter who has earned top-class reviews in all major music periodicals both in the UK and the US, including Folk Album of the Year from The Sunday Times. Following a gap of more than two decades, during which she raised her daughter and gained a first-class honours degree, Catherine Howe has returned to song-writing and recording, also giving occasional performances.

Howe trained as an actress at the Corona Drama School in London. She commenced a successful acting career in the late 1960s, performing in contemporary television dramas such as Z Cars, The Wednesday Play, Doctor Who and Dixon of Dock Green. Howe went on to appear in Barney Platts-Mill’s film Private Road. In 1970, Howe met Andrew Cameron Miller, an executive at Reflection, a subsidiary of CBS Records, and as a result recorded her debut album What A Beautiful Place at Trident Studios in London, in February 1971. Miller paired Howe with Bobby Scott, an American pianist and record producer who had previously co-written the the Hollies’ He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.

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  • livingspeedbump

    "Lets Keep It Quiet Now" is one of my favorite songs ever.

    19 Jan 2012 Reply
  • staphylus

    Catherine has a very lovely voice. I adore her first Cd "What a beautiful place".

    10 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Velvethope

    Similar to Sibylle Baier, but her own gorgeous voice can't be downplayed. This is a rare find.

    21 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Cankerio

    Beautifull singer redolent with haunting nostalgia

    29 Jun 2007 Reply

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