"with a voice made for power ballads with the strength and stamina of a full concert in her lungs, just going for the music alone would make this an enjoyable night out."
"I thoroughly enjoyed Katie’s refreshingly frank storytelling and good comedic timing"
Katie Visser is a singer-songwriter/performance artist/writer based in Melbourne. Originally, she studied acting and directing, but it wasn't until 2008 after seeing a live performance of "Wicked the Musical" that she realised that no longer should she reduce her singing in the comfort of her own car or shower but see where it could lead to, so she started taking singing lessons. Later that year, she wrote her first song "Stay with me" and the rest soon followed.
In 2011, she released her first experimental EP "Simulacrum" under the Pseudonym "Sisterfreak" that was a mixture of industrial, electronica and rock, however she realised she wanted to get more into the rock side of music and form her own band. In 2013, she released her first single on itunes "Dangerous" and in 2014, she formed the band "Rogue Element" with Tom Czako and Chris Bednarski on guitar, Monique Kenny on Bass and Katie’s husband, Nathaniel, on Drums.
In 2017, Rogue Element disbanded, and Katie formed the band "Katie Visser and the Peripheral Figures" alongside Monique on guitar and Nathaniel on drums, performing around the Melbourne circuit. In 2019, Katie decided to go solo doing piano/vocal while gigging. She has also done backing vocals for tribute bands such as Noiseworks and Neil diamond, and in 2022, Katie also became a vocalist for the sassy vocal trio "The Treblettes" who cover a range of songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s while also paying homage to Motown and the Andrew Sisters. She also occasionally fills in for 60s, 70s and 80s rock n' roll band, The Rockin' Tones.
In 2017, Katie also debuted her first one woman cabaret show "Katie's 80s" and in 2018, she performed her 2nd Cabaret “It’s not easy being green - a day in the life of an average vegan” which received raved reviews. She was also a member of RnB Gospel group "Urban Praise" bringing to Melbourne the best of the best of Christian Southern Gospel.
Katie's music draws on rock music, with aspects of music theatre. She has also written a musical titled “Betty B. Different” and is in the process of getting it workshopped for performance.
Katie is also the Associate Teacher of the Andrea Marr Music School where she teaches beginners and kids singing and songwriting.
One of Katie's other passions is writing and she occasionally writes the odd article or review based on stories or content that she is passionate about. Her articles have also been published on "MamaMia" Australia's largest women's media brand.
Katie currently lives in Melbourne with her husband and their two children.