What was the first song you learnt? Electric Blue by Icehouse ( or electric poo as my brother and I liked to call it) was the first pop song I learnt. I would have learnt classical piano things before then but this stage was the beginning of my love affair with pop music and it’s transformative quality

What’s your favourite memory of your early musical life? Dancing around the rumpus room to Icehouse, The Eurythmics and Crowded House as I discovered pop music for the first time and fell in love!

What made you want to play music in the first place? To escape reality.

How old were you when you started playing? I started piano lessons at 3 with my Mum Maggie and singing not long after but piano was my main thing until teenage years.

Who were your music heroes/idols back then? Who are they now? Annie Lennox was my queen - bad ass singer, great songs, sexy feminine strong energy and a classy lady in a sea of boob flashing pop tarts of the day!

What was the name of your first band? george


Katie Noonan is an ARIA Award winning singer-songwriter from QLD.