Catherine cut her teeth as bass player and backing vocalist with Melbourne art punk band 'THE EARS', recording two singles and beginning her live performance career. The band achieved international notoriety when they were portrayed in the cult movie 'Dogs in Space’ starring Michael Hutchence as the lead singer of the band.
Catherine joined DECKCHAIRS OVERBOARD with a line up which included Paul Hester ( later of Crowed House) on drums. DECKCHAIRS recorded an EP, several singles and an album working with Australian producers Martin Armiger, Mark Optiz ( INXS) and John Morales & Sergio Munzibai- (M & M productions) in New York. Cathy's bass playing was a jagged and strident feature of the band's sound.
Catherine featured as the voice of Christine in the popular ABC televsion series ‘SWEET AND SOUR’. Catherine left DECKCHAIRS to form MELODIOUS THUNK with Scott Saunders, later of DIG. This led to a trip to London where she wrote and recorded with Amanda Vincent (EUROGLIDERS), who had been touring with BOY GEORGE and THOMPSON TWINS. A planned duo career was cut short when a personal drama forced Amandato abandon their musical partnership.
Catherine took a break from music, working as a professional bellydancer for many years before forming her longstanding fashion business Smooth with Amanda Owens.
In 2018 Catherine released her first solo album PERFECT STORM and received enthusiastic airplay on a number of radio stations. A smokey, cinematic and personal album it drew on influences such as John Barry, Serge Gainsbourg and Melody Bardot.
Catherine composed her first film score for the half hour noir crime thriller THE WIDOW in 2018, and ( so far) has won BEST ORIGINAL SCORE at the 2018 LOS ANGELES CRIME AND HORROW FESTIVAL and Silver Award for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE at the INDEPENDENT SHORT AWARDS, LOS ANGELES 2019. The score is currently nominated for a number of other awards internationally.
Her latest track, TONGUETIED is a buoyant stomping funk track, heavy on drums with a clav part echoing Stevie Wonder at his best.