top of page

Katrina Kadoski 

Welcome!!

What's NEW?!

Lots in the works these days with new songs and projects as always.  Stay tuned for more tour dates for both singer/songwriter shows and Cougar Annie Tales, now that Terry Dheensaw has signed on for managing bookings! Also BIG thanks again to Music BC for the tour support last year when I played shows across Canada and also to Creative BC for helping to fund my most recent release ''Soul Anthems" 

 

TOUR DATES

Show DATES

Upcoming: 

May 25th

White Rock

Jazz and Blues Festival

11:45 & 1pm

June 28th -  with Allen Dobb

39 days of July

 

June 29th

 with Allen Dobb

Gabriola Coffee House

July 3rd & Aug 1st 

39 days of July

1pm

Duncan BC

 

Bio
Bio

Originally from Fort McMurray, Alberta, Katrina Kadoski is a Sooke-based singer-songwriter and playwright. Her work invites audiences to form meaningful connections with their hearts.

 

Kadoski has written two one-woman multi-media musical dramas, including Victoria Pick of the Fringe winner Cougar Annie Tales (2012) and The Waterman’s Daughter. She was nominated for Best New Play by the Victoria Critics Choice Awards.

 

Kadoski has worked with a number of theatre groups such as Kate Rubin Theatre, Intrepid Theatre and William Head on Stage (WHoS), Canada’s only inmate-run theatre company. She has created and performed music for productions such as Metamorphosis (2013), Photophobia (2014), Fractured Fables (2014), HERE: A Captive Odyssey (2015), I Have Seen Beautiful Jim Key (2015) and Sleeping Giants (2016).

 

Kadoski started her music career at a young age, winning Rotary Music Festival's Best Alberta Vocalist at the age of nine and gaining a youth vocalist scholarship. She played the lead role in many school plays starting in grade 1, leading to her love for being on stage and performing. She has studied eighteen years of vocal training in styles including jazz, musical theatre and opera. She has also studied piano, guitar and banjo. Kadoski has further practised her discipline at a variety of songwriting workshops and retreats over the years. One of these retreats took place at an off-the-grid historical homestead and garden where she crafted her award-winning play Cougar Annie Tales.

 

Kadoski’s earlier music took inspiration from Lilith Fair, a travelling music festival, which she attended in the late 90s. Her debut full-length album Whirlpools (1998), recorded in Calgary and released independently, mirrors this folk sound. Since then, Kadoski has released two more albums. 2016’s Dreamtime, recorded in Baltimore, maintains her signature folk-pop sound and controlled yet powerful vocals. Her most recent release After the Shipwreck (2020) is sad yet uplifting, an appropriate release for the pandemic.

Driven by her love for being onstage, Kadoski has performed for many sold-out audiences around British Columbia. She has also toured in other places across Canada as well as the United States, Ireland and England. Her goal has always been to help audiences connect with their hearts and develop courage and willingness to do powerful healing.

 

KatPortrat.jpg

Singer/Songwriter and more

MUSIC

MUSIC

Soul anthems     is HERE!!!!!  

 

Time permitting, Katrina loves to create music by commission. If you are looking for something perfect for a special person or occasion, consider a song or Theatre piece! email here

"New Albums" for purchase.

To order a CD by mail please order on Paypal 

*Please include your shipping details, album name

You also preview & listen to the entire record in the player window below...

CD-Dreamtime.jpg

"It's lovely to hear Katrina Kadoski again, now as the fully matured Artist she has become. The smart songs, her soaring voice, the arrangements and production; all top notch!" Doug Cox - Vancouver Island Musicfest, Podcast, Musician

"In her new EP Dreamtime, Katrina Kadoski's voice whispers and soars seamlessly… her songs here are stronger than ever…This record feels very Canadian, and very heartfelt. It is filled with hints of bigger stories, making you want to return to visit them again, to dig a little deeper and discover a little more each time”. 

--James Kasper, 101.7fm CIVL & Founder, Mighty Speck Records/Vancouver Island Music Awards

My 4-Album USB box set
The Elemental Tiny Tin will be on sale at all shows!

tiny tin promo.jpeg
Cougar Annie & Projects
Theatre Projects
CougarAnnie.jpg
Cougar annie Tales

In 2007 I moved to an off-the-grid historical homestead /garden located 33 miles North of Tofino. It used to belong to a settler who became known as Cougar Annie. Shortly after arriving I began writing songs about her very interesting life.  Here's a little more info on her: 

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cougar_Annie

While most of my research happened during the three years I spent on her land. I have since conducted interviews with anyone I could find that had a connection with her on Vancouver Island, as well as into Manitoba, and Alberta. This work led to collecting stories, photos, news clippings, and letters. After many years of writing and researching there is a show called Cougar Annie Tales. It is a solo theatre piece adapted with support from the Other Guys Theatre, director Kate Rubin, and the incredible Intrepid Theatre. 

2012 Pick of the Fringe - Victoria BC
 
Critics Choice nomination "Best New Play" 2012


PODCAST ABOUT COUGAR ANNIE SHOW

THe Waterman's Daughter

The Waterman’s Daughter tells the story of Lillian Corbin,  an impoverished girl from a broken home in a small east coast fishing town, in the early 1900’s.  Against many odds, she became an author, banker, philanthropist, actress and the person they named the town library after.  A one-woman musical, multimedia drama; written and performed by Katrina Kadoski. Created as an artist-in-residence at The Nelson Homestead, Crisfield, MD

Katplayingonboat.jpg
CONTACT

Booking Contact

Terry Dheensaw

250 661 0035

terry.dheensaw@gmail.com

 

Canada: contact
Email

Phone: 250-885-7100

United States: contact

Jen Smith Artists

Email  

Phone: 410-882-1606

CONTACT
bottom of page