Dear friends and lovers of Autumnal devilishness,
I am so excited and pleased to announce that my new album [fourth one!] which will be released in 2012 is well on route for completion. A big thanks to all my wonderful ‘Aviators’ my musicians and contributors including the wonderful Tenor Wojtek Wentura who has graced my recording and Polish language ‘coached’ me and my fantastic music producer Nigel Wolf-Hoyle for your incredible energy and verve and humour. The themes of this new record centre on the events that have surrounded my music and events this year in 2011. Our ‘Escapologist Tour,’ funded by Arts Council England set about paying tribute to Kazimierz Piechowski and his remarkable escape from Auschwitz concentration camp with a very exciting visit from Kazik, now 92 in person to London in March 2011. We shared Kazik’s story with British audiences in the form of documentary screenings of our film, ‘Kazik and the Kommander’s Car‘ as well as giving concerts to all age groups and sharing Polish history with communities from a diverse array of cultural backgrounds.
Kazik’s story of his time spent in the Polish Partisans after he escaped from Auschwitz concentration camp from June 1942 to the end of the war in 1945 has prompted the inspiration for my fourth album. My current selection of songs are directly inspired from the stories Kazik has so very kindly shared with me. I am also excited to share other amazing stories of hope, loyalty and comradeship in the form of song, gathered from my own research into further Second World War Polish underground army resistance fighters. [I will disclose the title of this record in my next newsletter!]
[The above photo shows Kazik Piechowski and Katy Carr at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland March 2011, copyright Ben Wright Photography 2011.]
September 2011 has also been great for Katy Carr in that I have finished my support slot tour, singing hit of thr 1920s, 30s and 40s for the Great British Barbershop Boys 2011 tour around the UK which I have to say has been superb fun. This tour has also made me think of recording my fifth record which will be entirely British in flavour and centred around the 1940s in Britian…. More on that after my Polish Partisan album number four!
Katy Carr’s NEXT SHOWS INCLUDE —
[please note that I am taking a break from performing in October to finish creative projects!]
Friday 7 October 2011 -
7.45 – 8.15pm — ‘After Hours with Penguin Cafe plus support Katy Carr’
Venue: East Wintergarden, Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14