City Oh Sigh


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‘City Oh Sigh’ are a quartet of trained musicians that carefully craft soulful songs, capturing audiences with their softness and beauty. The band combines unique instrumentation with subtle elements of folk and minimalist pop to emerge with a sound that is both difficult to categorise yet warmly familiar.

Fresh Talent: City Oh Sigh – NZ Musician, June/July, 2011 (Vol:16, No:4)

As a relative newcomer to the Wellington music scene, City Oh Sigh had already had a number of successful shows under its belt, including support slots for sonic explorers The Books and K Records Mirah. Lead singer, songwriter and cellist Kate started writing her own songs after a stint playing with several bands (Ladybird, Blackbelles) across NZ, Australia, America and Europe. On returning to NZ, Kate teamed up with old friends, Sarah (rhodes) and Catherine (guitar, vocals, trumpet) and started writing songs with themes of love and loss, friendship and loneliness.

‘City Oh Sigh’ released their first EP, ‘Like A Light’ in 2011, with debut album ‘Fragments Fine’ arriving in 2014. ‘City Oh Sigh’ are part of the Home Alone Music collective.
“Together they sculpt drum-free compositions riddled with closely intertwined melodies and emotional warmth” – Rip It Up Magazine.

RNZ’s Emma Smith catches up with Sarah, cellist Kate Uhe and guitarist Catherine Hanahin – From RNZ National Music, 2011

City Oh Sigh – All Tied Up In A Bunch – NZ Musician, February/March 2014 (Vol:18, No:2

Live in session at RNZ, 2012

‘Sometimes’ official video

Nick Bollinger on ‘Fragments Fine’…

Hinterland by City Oh Sigh, live at St. Peters Hall, Paekakariki, July 2012

Some text courtesy of Amplifier. Cover sourced from Bandcamp. Used with permission.

Last edited: 11.02.16

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