Kate Fenner

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Kate Fenner
Kate Fenner at Barrymores.jpg
Kate Fenner performing at Barrymore's in Ottawa, Ontario.
Background information
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Folk rock
Instruments Singer
Years active 1985–present
Labels UFO Music
Associated acts Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Chris Brown and Kate Fenner
Website www.katefenner.com

Kate Fenner is a Canadian musician, currently based in New York City. The New York Times describes her vocal stylings as having a "lusty, alternative, Joni Mitchell-ish sound."[1] She was one of the primary singers and songwriters for the Canadian alternative rock band Bourbon Tabernacle Choir in the 1980s and 1990s. After its dissolution, Fenner continued performing as duo with her former Bourbon bandmate Chris Brown. Between 2000 and 2006, she sporadically toured and sang with Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip.[2] Fenner released a solo album, Horses and Burning Cars, in 2003, followed by her second solo album, Magnet, produced by Chris Brown.[3]

Fenner's music was also featured on the soundtrack for the "Mystery On Fifth Avenue" Apartment project by the New York architecture firm 212box. Salamandre, co-written by her and Brown, was built around four melodies of inspiration through four centuries of music, including renaissance, classical, Victorian, a Vetentian waltz, jazz, ragtime, blues, folk, and funk.[4] Salamandre was commissioned and curated as part of the "Mystery On Fifth Avenue" by architectural designer Eric Clough, her now husband, who fell in love with her during the project.[5]

On January 8, 2005 Kate was invited to be the opening act for blues legend B.B. King at Foxwoods Casino, performing a 30-minute set.


  1. ^ Green, Penelope. "Mystery on Fifth Avenue". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "The Tragically Hip: Unreleased". The Tragically Hip official website. 
  3. ^ ""Magnet" by Kate Fenner". CD Baby. 
  4. ^ 212box (2007). Klinsky Residence and "In These Rooms of Wood and Stone" Answer Book. 212box. pp. 46–47. 
  5. ^ Green, Penelope. "Mystery on Fifth Avenue". The New York Times. 

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