Cathy Dobson

Cathy Dobson is a multi-award winning Melbourne based singer/songwriter/guitarist who has recorded 5 previous albums – Prodigal Child, Ball and Chain, Tales from a Suburban Housewife, A Farmers Lullaby EP, Living in Mediocreville. Her brand new album, a collaboration with Angus Gill, is called ‘ Sundowner Drive’.

Cathy writes and sings with a range of genres-country, country blues, country rock, folk, blues. She grew up loving “Creedence Clearwater Revival’ and loves to attend live local music. Cathy has also been inspired by Allan Caswell, Luke O”Shea, Shane Nicholson, Bill Chambers, Kevin Bennett, Lachlan Bryan, Brian Baker, Andrew Swift, Khristian Mizzi… many!
Cathy loves performing at Writers in the Round, and really enjoyed doing that format with Khristian Mizzi and Kelly Brouhaha in 2023.

Six songs from her “Ball and Chain” album were featured in a play called “Dolly”, the play performed during the Melbourne Fringe festival, and two songs were part of the film “Gangsta Dreaming” by Lisa Habermann. Some songs have been covered by Andrew Swift, Clint Wilson, Darren Trott, Khristian Mizzi.

Cathy has been recognised many times in songwriting awards (the TSA, ASA, the Peninsula Folk Club, The prestigious Roddy Reid award at Maldon, The Basin music Fest-twice, the Hughenden music fest, the Canberra Roots and blues), and her most treasured achievement is her “Rudy Brandsma Award for Excellence in Songwriting”-as ASA award 2020.