Katharine Timoney has more than paid her dues jamming on the lively Belfast scene by developing her craft as a singer and performer in a relatively short space of time. Her debut jazz album Man of Mine includes ‘Paris’ as the ear-catching pick, live version above, a kind of a rumba with space for trumpet solo and oodles of dreamy nostalgia.

The contemporary highly popular spirit of Caro Emerald hovers over the album, as much as in the “guy songs” Billie Holiday inevitably yet the register of Timoney’s voice is considerably higher than Lady Day’s, closer to Emerald’s in this respect, the refreshingly non-maudlin mood as optimistic and likeable as any Emerald number. Artist website 

With Katharine in the video above are on piano Scott Flanigan, Rick Swann, trumpet, and Steve Davis, drums, videoed at Belfast jazz club Bert’s.

Updated 07/01/17