Bread and Roses, is the latest single from Scottish singer-songwriter Kat Healy ~ a joyful collaboration with Scottish singer Karina Smillie.
It’s an uplifting, fresh take on the original version (lyric by poet, James Oppenheim) with a soaring vocal arrangement packed with swirling harmonies offering listeners a chance to enjoy a raw, strikingly honest interpretation of the song.
A singer-songwriter from Edinburgh, Scotland, and a winner at the CalMac Music Awards 2016, her material has been described as a combination of well-crafted songs, beautiful voice and delightful stage presence, indeed, as Fatea Magazine would have it, ‘Nothing short of enchanting’
Since her previous releases When You Are Gone (2014), Wolf (2016), Perfect (2017), and Believer (2018), Healy has toured successfully throughout the UK and Europe, with a number of high profile gigs, including support performances for the legendary singer-songwriter Horse at The Queens Hall (Edinburgh), MacRoberts Theatre (Stirling), Adam Smith Theatre (Kirkcaldy). She has also enjoyed supports for The Staves, Joshua Radin, Sharon Corr, Passenger, Amy MacDonald and Alex Cornish, as well as notable appearances at Folk Alliance International, New York’s infamous Rockwood Music Hall, Belfast’s The Empire and a number of Scottish music summer festivals.
Healy has also landed several performance features on Scotland’s STV channel and BBC Radio Scotland, including a live studio session with Janice Forsyth and Grant Stott (BBC The Janice Forsyth Show). 2019 saw Kat and guitarist Dan Crichton enjoy a one-off special BBC Scotland in-studio acoustic performance for the Moon Landing Centenary – singing songs about the moon.