When Kathleen first came to Sydney as a country
girl looking for work, she didn't imagine for one minute that music
was just around the corner. The idea of really taking it up had only
ever been a fantasy.
Her love of music and dancing saw her hanging out at various night
spots around town where she met Lee, a songwriter who was just
beginning to produce his own material. This meant many conversations
about music as Kathleen had never met anyone who wrote songs and
actually recorded them.
About a year later, the band Lee was in broke up, and he took the
opportunity to concentrate more on his writing, and gaining valuable
experience in the studio as a producer. It was during this period he
discovered Kathleen's voice when one day, as he was working on a new
song, she came in with a harmony line that completely took him by
surprise. He had no idea she could sing, and after thinking about it
for a few days, he invited her into the studio to do the harmonies
on a new track. Kathleen couldn't believe it as this was something
she had only ever dreamed about and of course jumped at the chance.
The session proved to be a winner, and from there a new band was
formed. Kathleen at last got to be on stage doing real gigs in front
of real audiences for the very first time.
This continued for a few years until they decided to break away and
become a duo but still doing the rock pop thing. Even though this
worked well, Lee eventually realised that Kathleen was more suited
to the dance pop genre. It's something he suspected for a while and
she was happy to go there.
Before long they were back in the studio and it soon became apparent
that this was definitely the right way to go. Everything seemed to
fit, and from that point on their sound took on a more exciting