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Caitlin Harnett

Rank #3 AU Sydney, NSW, AU Folk / Indie / Singer/Songwriter


Sounds Like: JoniMitchell.com, Judee Sill, Jackson Browne

Label: Independant

Manager: Kim Harnett

Bio: Caitlin Harnett is an independent, Sydney-based singer/songwriter. Combined with her guitar, mandolin and harmonica her songs have the lilt of folk, a touch of pop, and the honesty of country.

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Very excited to play at the beautiful Singing Gallery tonight! I am so lucky to get to play in such… http://t.co/wDpXSqSZJH


“It was a pivotal scene in Neighbours last week. As Andrew Robinson revealed to Tash that he didn’t love her, and he sent Facebook messages to the third member of the love triangle, Summer, the soundtrack was provided by Sydney singer-songwriter Caitlin Harnett. “Watch us breaking, folding beneath the fire,” Caitlin sang, “a battle between what we have and what we desire.” Before Now is the achingly beautiful opening cut on Caitlin’s second EP, All In The Golden Afternoon. You wonder how one so young – Caitlin has just said goodbye to her teenage years – can write something so melancholic and poetic. “I love you is just another thing we said to make it right,” Caitlin sings, “You tell me this is dying, well, I’ve been dying for too long now.” . Many artists are doing the fey pop thing, but few are doing it with as much depth and poetic insight. . Caitlin Harnett is going to be a star, it’s just a matter of when.”
—  Jeff Jenkins, Impress Magazine
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  • Fri

    Aug 22

    Mc Laren Vale, SA, AU | 7:30pm

    Mc Laren Vale, SA, AU
    Fri Aug 22 7:30pm


    Supporting Brendan Gallagher

  • Sat

    Aug 23

    Adelaide, SA, AU | 8:00pm
    House Show
    Adelaide, SA, AU
    Sat Aug 23 8:00pm


    House Show

  • Sun

    Aug 24

    Clarence Park, SA, AU | 5:30pm

    Clarence Park, SA, AU
    Sun Aug 24 5:30pm


    TRINITY SESSIONS PRESENTS IN INTIMATE CONCERT MODE BRENDAN GALLAGHER WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST CAITLIN HARNETT. Music 6.00pm Doors 5.30pm BRENDAN GALLAGHER wowed us last year with music and a performance that can only come from someone who is a complete professional and done the hard yards in Australian music. This has been recognised by the industry and his peers over many years. Just recently he toured with The Audreys on their Roll Away the Tears Tour. His most recent double album is Wine Island, “funky, bluesly,gritty, a little bit country a little bit rock ‘n roll and 100% Brendo”. Brendan Gallagher is a music all rounder – singer, multi instrumentalist, songwriter, performer, producer, composer & author. He is best known as singer/songwriter with Karma County. Since 1995 the band have released six albums and toured around Australia and the world. His debut solo album On Eve St was one of the top 25 albums for the Australian Music Prize 2006. In 2009 he followed up with Tooraloo & Tender. In 2013 he released his third, a double album, Wine Island. Brendan has produced records for Doc Neeson (Angels), Emma Donovan, Jeremy Oxley (Sunnyboys) and more, including two ARIA award winners – the late, great Jimmy Little’s instant Australian classic Messenger (1999) and Karma County’s Into The Land Of Promise (2000). His distinctive guitar playing can be heard on recordings for artists like David Bowie, Jimmy Little and Kylie Minogue. He is also the author of The Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar favoured by guitarists from Peter Buck (REM) to Arlo Guthrie. Brendan’s songs have appeared in feature films like Somersault, Clubland & The Boys Are Back and TV shows like Sea Change & City Homicide. He has composed for short films by Rachel Perkins and Warwick Thornton and documentaries for ABC and SBS TV. In 2009 he composed the score for Aussie feature film Subdivision. For over thirty years he has maintained a comprehensive career as an independent artist in the music business. Brendan is an APRA Ambassador. It is a great thrill for us to have, also from New South Wales, CAITLIN HARNETT; recently back from a tour of the US where she was invited to play at music festivals in Brooklyn and Toronto. Caitlin Harnett's songs evoke Laurel Canyon of the early 1970s. They share the personal and poetic nature of Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne’s early songs, along with the fragility of Judee Sill, youthful in their outlook but with age-old concerns at their core. Combined with her guitar, banjo and harmonica, her songs have the lilt of folk, a touch of pop and the honesty of Americana. Caitlin is one of the youngest signings to Mushroom Music Publishing, Australia’s largest independent music publisher. She has been recognised both internationally and locally for her songwriting. We are hoping that she will have the new album recorded in Canada with her.

  • Wed

    Sep 3

    Brunswick, VIC, AU | 8:00pm

    Brunswick, VIC, AU
    Wed Sep 03 8:00pm


    w/ Ben Whiting

  • Sat

    Sep 6

    Melbourne, VIC, AU | 8:00pm
    House Show
    Melbourne, VIC, AU
    Sat Sep 06 8:00pm


    House Show

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  • stefanos grigoriadis (Artist) stefanos grigoriadis
    wonderful song!!!! thank you!!!!
  • Keld Sand  Singer/songwriter (Artist) Keld Sand Singer/so...
    Excellent singer/songwriter/artist/musician. I'm enjoying your brilliant music and your gorgeous vocal. YOU'RE AMAZING! GOOD LUCK!
  • Velvet Jeanie (Artist) Velvet Jeanie
    Tying hands & holding shoelaces is a beautiful song
  • River Lynch (Artist) River Lynch
    Beautiful stuff here Caitlin! Really nice.
  • Jan Schnell (Vocalist) (Artist) Jan Schnell (Vocalist)
    Loving your special vocal expression. Fantastic honest and beautiful melodies. I love "Tying Hands & Holding Shoelaces" so much, that I had to add it to my playlist. Thanks ...
  • The Acid Reflex (Artist) The Acid Reflex
    I was listening to into the wild. and y'know how the intro has that beat it sounded like someone was knocking on my window. it startled me. cool tunes hugs not drugs God b...
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Q: Is that Roseanne Cash singing with you in Jackson. very nice version
A: Hi Chris, Thanks for finding me. Not Rosanne Cash a fellow Australian called Dan Conway. He's pretty amazing isn't he.

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