KatieJane Garside

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KatieJane Garside in 2005

KatieJane Garside (born Katrina Jane Garside; 8 July 1968) is an English singer-songwriter. She first became known as the singer of the indie rock band Daisy Chainsaw. Garside is now the singer of Ruby Throat.

Career[change | change source]

Daisy Chainsaw[change | change source]

Garside joined the band in 1989. With the band Garside released two extended plays. The band then released one album, Eleventeen in 1992. Their single "Love Your Money" reached number 26 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1992. It is Garside's most successful song so far.

Garside sung on two songs on Creaming Jesus' 1992 album Guilt by Association. She was also in the music video for their single "Lilies".

In 1993, Garside left Daisy Chainsaw. She was replaced with Belinda Leith.

1994–1998[change | change source]

In 1994, Garside sung on the album The Greatest Show of Truth by The Sacred Sawdust Ring.[1]

Garside sung on five songs on Test Dept.'s 1995 album Totality.

Queenadreena[change | change source]

In 1999, she started an alternative rock band called Queenadreena with Crispin Gray. Queenadreena released their first album, Taxidermy, in 2000. In 2002, they released their second album Drink Me. In 2005, their third album The Butcher and the Butterfly was released by One Little Indian. One single was released from the album, "Medicine Jar".

In 2007, the band released Ride a Cock Horse. The next year they released Djin. It was only released in Japan. In September 2009 it was released in the UK.

The band broke up in 2010.

Lalleshwari, Corps Electriques, and Ruby Throat[change | change source]

In 2005, she released an album of songs she made on her own called Lalleshwari/Lullabies in Glass Wilderness.

In 2006, Garside met Chris Wittingham on the London Underground. He was busking there. They started making music together. In 2007 they released an album together called The Ventriloquist under the name Ruby Throat.[2] It has a folk sound. At first they released 500 copies of the cd inside red leather books. The album was released on Amazon in 2008.

In 2008, Garside released an album with Hector Zazou called Corps Electriques. Nils Petter Molvær played the trumpet on it.

In 2009, Ruby Throat released their second album, Out of a Black Cloud Came a Bird.[3] The album has a cover of "Nothing" by Townes Van Zandt.[4] Also that year, Jeff Zetner's album The Dying Days of Summer was released. Garside sung on the thirteenth song on the album, "Where We Fall We'll Lie".

In 2012, they released a third album, O' Doubt O' Stars.

Family life[change | change source]

She has a sister called Melanie Garside. Melanie is also a musician. She was the bass player for Queenadreena.

Garside lives on a boat with Chris Wittingham and their children.

References[change | change source]

  1. The Sacred Sawdust Ring – The Greatest Show Of Truth (1994, CD), retrieved 2021-05-18
  2. Martin, Erin Lyndal (18 June 2009). "Ruby Throat: The Ventriloquist, PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  3. Elliott, Richard (13 May 2010). "Ruby Throat: Out of a Black Cloud Came a Bird, PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  4. Dan, Jen (9 June 2010). "Interview with Ruby Throat". DOA. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2013.