Dec 10 2014
Katie de Veau – Singer/Songwriter
The Yass Valley was indeed fortunate to welcome renowned singer/songwriter Katie de Veau to the region in 2014
Since the age of three, Katie trained in classical music and drama. Much of her childhood was spent on the stage. From her late teenage years, her gift as a musician and songwriter has taken her to festivals, community events, schools, cafes and churches across Australia and around the world.
Acoustic, poetic and connected with the social challenges of the time, Katie has been described as “…an artist whose music is genuinely cross-generational, artistic, thought provoking and dynamic.” (Tim Costello, World Vision Australia).
Her talent was recognised by winning the Australian Gospel Music Award for best music in 2002. An experienced artist, her performance highlights include:
Ichthus festival, Kentucky, USA (2002)
National Gospel Happening, Canberra (2002, 2003)
Australian Gospel Music Festival, Toowomba (2002)
Blackstump Festival, Appin (1994, 1996, 2004,2011)
Sonfest Festival, Boonah (2005)
Telstra Road to Tamworth (2009)
Easterfest –Toowoomba (2011, 2012)
Recording at Foxtel Studios for impact TV (2011, 2012)
Katie’s experience with, and passion for, people has led her to engage with audiences through her songs, but also through music workshops and numerous speaking engagements. Her workshops cater for both instrumentalists and vocalists of all levels.
Touring in both rural and city areas across Australia and beyond, Katie’s songs of love, faith and life leave a lasting impression.
“I have known Katie for many years and love her heart for the body of Christ. She has always endeavoured to pour out her gifts for the benefit of others, often at great sacrifice to herself. Not only is she a great minister and songwriter, but she is well grounded in her theology and is a gifted speaker. I have no hesitation in recommending her”. Roma Waterman