Katie Noonan (Katie Anne Noonan born May 2, 1977) is an Australian singer-songwriter. In addition to a successful solo career encompassing opera, jazz, pop, rock & dance, she sings in the bands george and Elixir, and also duets with her mother, Maggie Noonan.
Katie 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, who released their debut self titled album in 2003.
Katie released an album with her mother Maggie Noonan - a collection of jazz & operatic duets.
Katie is married to Isaac Hurren, her longtime partner and collaborator in Elixir. They have two young sons, Dexter Reed and Jonah Atticus Roc.
Katie 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 , 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.
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.