Kate Rowe is an award-winning Australian singer-songwriter. Her songs and performances are characterised by powerful narratives, catchy melodies and a quirky sense of humour. Kate worked as an English and French teacher, shop assistant, children's party fairy, author and illustrator. She has always enjoyed writing, receiving first class honours from The University of Sydney in French, and was inspired to write her own songs after seeing Australian Folk band The Waifs perform live. Kate started performing in France before returning to Australia in 2001 and continuing her singing career.