Katie Noonan’s Songbook
Katie Noonan’s gigs at the Adelaide Fringe go way back to 1999, but in 2013 she’s making her first solo appearance in a one-night-only must-be-there concert in the Spiegeltent. She spoke to Peter Burdon.
“You hear a lot of people say it,” Katie says, “but really, there’s nothing like the Adelaide Fringe anywhere in Australia, and there’s nothing like the Garden either. I’ve been in the Garden for three or four years in a row now, and I think I first did the Fringe in 1999, so it’s close to my heart and I really wanted to start off 2013 with a bang, so I’m launching my Songbook in Adelaide.”
That’s right, folks, before she hits the road for months, Adelaide will have the first look at Katie Noonan’s Songbook, a compilation of some of her favourites from her long career, dating back to the days of george – remember ‘Polyserena’? – and Elixir, but with some new entries in the canon. “I had these songs that hadn’t found a home previously,” Katie says with a laugh, “and this seemed like the perfect way to put them out there.” And yes, she hopes to have the album ready. “It’s out and it seems to be selling,” she chuckles, “I’ve decided not to distribute this one commercially, only to sell from my website or at gigs. I’m sick of the whole corporate side of it, it’s too exhausting! I want to make things simple. So the album, and this concert, is really stripped back, mostly solo, with me and my piano.
Katie Noonan, one night only, Thursday March 7. Book now or be sorry.