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Katharine Timoney – Man of Mine

I was wowed the first time I heard Katharine Timoney. Her impressive vocal range and utter confidence in the jazz and R&B milieu knocks it out of the park every time.

Man of Mine transports the listener to smoky jazz clubs and moonlit nights with originals paired like fine wine with a handful of reimagined classic jazz standards.

Katharine’s exceptional vocal range runs the gamut from Blossom Dearie to Amy Winehouse. In particular, on the classic Body and Soul. Opening track, Being in Love, a tender lament; whereas I Wish I Could Say That I’m Fine features more spritely stylings. Shame draws from soul, R&B, and jazz palettes equally.

Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man is a sweet and soulful rendition and In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning a bittersweet, starlit lullaby. Paris, my personal favorite, a romantic, gypsy tinged love letter to the beloved City of Lights.

Katharine Timoney’s remarkable vocal range and variety of styling and arrangement keep me coming back for more. This is an artist to watch as she assures her place amongst the great jazz vocalists.

NI Music Editor, Gigging Northern Ireland