Former Burgess Hill School for Girls pupil releases debut single

iolanthe (Catherine Carpenter)
iolanthe (Catherine Carpenter)

Under her artist name iolanthe, former Burgess Hill School for Girls pupil Catherine Carpenter has released her debut single, Know Me.

Catherine, who also went to Central Sussex College in Haywards Heath, signed a recording contract with Downtown Studios in London last year after a successful audition.

Robert, Catherine’s father and manager, explained: “iolanthe is the mythological fairy of song; she is rebellious and passionate, and she lives in Burgess Hill.

“She started writing her own songs at the age of 11, performing her first song in her music class at school. She has acted in a TV commercial, numerous short films, an independent feature film, plays and musicals such as Iolanthe.

Catherine said: “I absolutely love fairies and iolanthe is the mythological fairy of song but is the only fairy who committed a crime when she married a mortal. Therefore she is rebellious and passionate, which is why she’s my favourite.”

22-year-old Catherine has always loved performing. At school she had singing lessons and achieved a drama scholarship. She plays a number of instruments including the piano.

As well as writing all her songs, she also sings all her own harmonies. She enjoys acting, film and theatre directing and production, but iolanthe’s first passion is singing and she is now ready to take her songs to the next level, she says.

“I feel very lucky to be given this opportunity and I hope people will enjoy listening to my music as much as I did creating it.”

Follow her on Twitter @iolanthe_singer, Instagram iolanthe_singersongwriter and on Facebook, where you can also see the photos from her photoshoot and her promo video.

Know Me is now on most music sites including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Spotify.

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