Catherine Alcorn and some of her band members.
Catherine Alcorn and some of her band members.

Cathartic musical diary of a life of song

EVERYONE has their own little story and after several years of telling other people's, award-winning entertainer Catherine Alcorn is bringing her own to the Glasshouse at Port Macquarie on September 7.

And according to Catherine it's Cathartic - literally in this case, a clever play on her own name and a chance to tell of her journey from a kid growing up in the 80s and 90s to teacher, personal assistant, television producer and her meteoric rise up the caberet and music ladder to - well - the middle.

"It is my first time ever performing on the Glasshouse stage as myself," she laughed.

She has been there before, it's a venue she admits she loves and can't wait to come back to and it seems the feeling is mutual.

Catherine won the hearts of Glasshouse audiences with performances of The Divine Miss Bette Go Your Own Way: The Story of Christine McVie in the past but after a break to start a family she is ready to bring this show to Port.

Cathartic is a cabaret confessional of sorts, a chance for Catherine to tell her own stories with the help of a three-piece band and against a background of unique acoustic rearrangements of songs by everyone from Blondie to Beyonce.

It also shows her range with music from a variety of genres from Jazz, Blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Country think Led Zeppelin rubbing shoulders with Miss Celies Blues (chosen to highlight a story from when Catherine worked for a famous actress but you will have to go to see who that was) and Beyonce and all with a strong story element.

Alcorn will deliver a fun night of laughter and maybe even bring you to tears with her incredible torch songs! Glasshouse: September 7, 7.30pm.