Cathy Battistessa

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Cathy Battistessa is a British dance and balearic artist and singer-songwriter, best known for her work with Blank & Jones, Cafe Del Mar and DJ Luck & MC Neat, with whom she had a Top 10 hit in the UK.


Battistessa began working as a songwriter in 1993 in London, cowriting and singing on dance tracks including Levitation's "More Than Ever People," Longman's "Dreamer" and Luck & Neat's single "A Little Bit of Luck," which reached No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s she provided vocals on tracks including Blank & Jones' "Miracle Man" and "Happiness," Slowpulse's "Riva," and Afterlife's Speck of Gold, the title track of which was written in commemoration of the September 11 attacks,[1] and was featured on several Cafe Del Mar compilations.

Battistessa's influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Minnie Riperton, Nick Drake, Van Morrison and folk musician John Martyn.[2]

Battistessa lives on Ibiza and has a son.



  • "Calling" (2012)
  • "Une Nouvelle Humanite" (2012)
  • "Heart of the Living Sun" (2015)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Levitation, "More Than Ever People" (1998)
  • Alpha Omega, "We're Gonna Make It" (1999)
  • Paco Fernandez and Levitation, "Oh Home" (1999)
  • Slowpulse, "Riva" (2000)
  • Lazyboy, "Don't Fret George" (2004)
  • Chris Coco, "Memory of a Free Party" (2005)
  • Chris Coco, "Starlight" (2006)
  • Afterlife, Speck of Gold (2008)
  • Afterlife, Electrosensitive (2009)
  • Kneedeep, "All About Love" (2009)
  • Grant Nelson, "Black Water" (2010)
  • Blank & Jones, "Miracle Man" (2010)
  • Charles Webster, "I Am the Sun" (2011)
  • Blank & Jones, "Happiness" (2012)


  1. ^ Luckey, Mark. "Afterlife: Balearic bliss at its best". In the Mi. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  2. ^ Vit, Katia. "Direct Talks with Cathy Battistessa". Lounge Masters. Retrieved 11 March 2017.

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