Katie Hardyman is a Multi Award Winning Australian Songwriter/Musician. She loves to tell a story through songwriting and her heartfelt ballads resonate deeply with her audiences. Katie has an impressive resume in a musicians world and she is certainly making her mark on the International Songwriting circuit with multiple awards in Australia, the USA, France and the UK. In 2015 Katie was thrilled to have WON the Gold medal for "Fly" in the Global Music Awards. She also Won the International UK Songwriting Contest, the Pop Vox Fan Vote in the Independent Music awards and has been nominated in the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Katie has previously won the prestigious Rudy Brandsma Award for Songwriting Excellence at the National Australian Songwriting Awards and the Uk Songwriting contest in 2014 and 2015. Katie has been recognised in NSW Parliament for her musical achievements and community work , in particular her Animation and story book initiative for Anti Bullying .
Katie has been surrounded by music as long as she can remember. Inspired by her Grandfather, she began piano lessons at age 7 ,wrote and recorded her first song at 14 and continued to perform through High School and University both in bands and flying solo. While working as a Paediatric Oncology Nurse, she discovered that music had a powerful effect on her patients and she continued writing music with these special children as her inspiration. Today, her inspiration comes from her own four children. Katie wrote the song "Fly" for her daughter Lucy and tells the story of a young girl leaving home.
Katie writes all her songs on the piano first before going to the studio where the real magic is created. The 'studio' is her favourite place to be, the place where all her songs come to life.
Katie is an advocate for Don Spencer's The Australian Children's Music Foundation and she has also been a songwriting judge alongside X Factor Winner Samantha Jade for the ACMF National Songwriting contest.
This year, Katie is thrilled to be a Judge for the Independent Music Awards in the USA and the Official Top 10 , Listen Up Australia songwriting contest for Suicide prevention here in Australia.
Pete is such a gifted musician and Katie is so excited to be recording with him, not only as her incredible producer but also her mentor and friend. What better way to learn, than from the talents of such an extraordinary person. Pete has believed in Katie's abilities as a songwriter from the early age of 14 and has been their to support, encourage and foster her love of music! Katie is humbled to have had all her songs produced by such a talented artist.
Turn Around Music
PO Box 972 TAREE
NSW 2430 AUSTRALIA
Phone: +61 2 6551 2199