Katherine Penfold

Singer . Songwriter . Musician





Nova Scotia born, Vancouver based singer/songwriter Katherine Penfold’s interest in music began with her introduction to Celtic legends like Buddy and Natalie MacMaster, The Barra MacNeils and The Rankin Family. Learning her jigs and reels vocally instead of by instrument, Katherine extended her vocal range, uniquely preparing her to fall madly in love with everything Soul, Blues and Jazz by the time she was in her 20’s.

Storytelling has always been the passion that drives Katherine; regardless of genre she is able to convey genuine feeling and heartfelt emotions with her lyrics. Pairing her inspiring soulful originals with a raw, dynamic voice, Katherine’s vocals are uniquely fresh and real, merging both her old soul and young soul – think Billie Holiday meets Tove Lo. She also plays several instruments proficiently, and studied classical piano and Jazz at Brandon University.

A winner of the prestigious GROOVEFM singer/songwriter competition - Katherine went on to write and record her debut album as well as contribute to tracks on GrooveFM's Groove Lounge Volumes One and Two. Since then, she's released several self produced albums and singles. Katherine’s most recent release 2017’s Keep Christmas With You is a collection of holiday classics that swing and sway! It includes stunning renditions of traditional Christmas favorites with a twist, as well as newer ‘classics’ like Donny Hathaway’s This Christmas and the title track – a Sesame Street holiday staple!

Having sold out venues across Central and Western Canada, she has taken the stage with artists like Hugh Laurie, Jeff Lorber, Brad Turner, and Juno nominated bassist Jodi Proznick. Katherine Penfold is a name you want to look for and a show you don’t want to miss! Look for her new album coming Spring 2019!




Katherine Penfold took to the stage for two solo numbers along with the reprise. The feeling and emotion she brought to the stage was heartfelt and incredibly engaging, the audience was enraptured.
— My Vancity Review (perfect imperfections - the art of a messy life)
...special guest Singer-Songwriter Katherine Penfold is a perfect addition, with a haunting and skillful voice I can’t wait to hear again.
— Loose Lips Magazine (Perfect Imperfections - the art of a messy life)



Management: Jim West (Wild West Artists)
e: jim@wildwestartist.com

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