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Katie Noonan
Birth name Katie Anne Noonan
Born 2 May 1977 (1977-05-02) (age 32)
Origin Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Genres Alternative, jazz, opera
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, keyboards
Years active 1996–present
Labels Festival Mushroom Records
Associated acts george, Elixir

Katie Anne Noonan[1] (born 2 May 1977) is an Australian singer-songwriter. In addition to a successful solo career encompassing opera, jazz, pop, rock and dance, she sings in the groups george and Elixir and also duets with her mother, Maggie Noonan.


Musical career and personal life

Katie Noonan grew up with a strong background in classical music with her mother, Maggie Noonan, being a well-known opera singer. She studied opera and jazz at the Queensland Conservatorium.

Noonan founded the band george with her brother Tyrone, with whom she shares lead vocals, in 1996 to enter a university music competition. After a series of successful independently released EPs, they signed to Festival Mushroom Records and released the debut album Polyserena in 2002, which entered the ARIA charts at #1. george won the Best New Artist ARIA award in 2003, performing Breathe In Now at the ceremony.

She founded the jazz trio Elixir in 1997, which released their debut self titled album in 2003.

Noonan has released an album with her mother Maggie Noonan - a collection of jazz & operatic duets.

Paul Grabowsky and Katie Noonan teamed up for the jazz cycle Before Time Could Change Us, words by Dorothy Porter.

She is married to Isaac Hurren, her longtime partner and collaborator in Elixir. They have two young sons, Dexter Reed and Jonah Atticus Roc.

She has recently released a solo album - Skin which was recorded at Sydney's Linear Recording in 2006. Produced by Andrew Klippel, Skin was released on 11 August 2007, and debuted at #6 on the ARIA top 50 album charts and #1 on the Australian ARIA Top 20 Album chart. The debut single Time To Begin debuted at #30 on the ARIA Top 50. Plans to release Love's My Song For You / Crazy never eventuated beyond a radio promotional single.

Following the success of the remix of Time To Begin, Katie collaborated with John Course & MrTimothy, re-recording her vocal tracks & re-releasing her debut solo album in dance form under the title Second Skin. The song Logic served as the first (radio promo only) single for this LP.

On 22 February 2008 she was a support act for Cyndi Lauper at King's Park Botanic Gardens, Perth, and was invited on stage by Cyndi to sing along to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

Katie is currently featured as the vocalist in Telstra's 'I Am Australian' series of advertisements, and has recently switched labels to SonyBMG, and has plans to release a new jazz LP in 2008.



  • george (1998)
  • You Can Take What's Mine EP (1999)
  • Bastard Son/Holiday EP (2000)
  • Polyserena (2002) - #1 Australia (2 x platinum)
  • Unity (2004) - #5 Australia


  • Elixir (2003)
  • Live at the Cornish Arms (2005)

Katie & Maggie Noonan

  • Two of a Kind (2004)

Paul Grabowsky & Katie Noonan

  • Before Time Could Change Us (2005)


  • Skin (2007) - #6 Australia
  • Second Skin (2008)
  • Blackbird: The Music Of Lennon & McCartney (2008)

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