For Central Australian songwriter, Catherine Satour, music is in her blood, having played her first gig at 9 years old with her father Bunna Lawrie and his legendary band Coloured Stone. An Arrernte and Mirning woman living in Alice Springs, through her music Catherine shares experiences of love and place through songs that fuse rock and soul.

SET THE TONE - single released through CAAMA Music 17 June 2016
SELF-TITLED EP - released 15 July 2016

Set the Tone is about self-love and honoring an inner voice. Catherine has experienced abuse, racism, sexism, double standards and set-backs, but these experiences do not define who she is. Catherine sets her own tone.
Set the Tone presents in a sensual style, symbolizing the story telling of a self-respecting woman.

The wild desert rose is featured on the artwork for Set The Tone. This flower’s beauty and presence blooms vividly in the harsh environment of the desert. This reflects Catherine’s ability to stand lovingly in her beauty as a woman amid all of her experiences.
Catherine devotes a lot of her time and energy to developing local talent through out the Northern Territory. Travelling to remote communities facilitating music and performance workshops with local schools, youth, arts and women's organisations. Catherine spearheaded the production and release in October 2012 of Central Australia’s first compilation album of Indigenous female artists – Desert Divas; Volume 1.

Catherine performed original material with the Darwin Symphony Orchestra in ‘Songs From Big Sky Country’, a feature event for the 2011 Alice Desert Festival and she was a finalist for National Indigenous Music Awards in 2012 and 2013.
Catherine Satour is also known for her role as TV presenter on the NITV arts and culture programs ‘Around the Traps’ and ‘Our Songs’.




Management | Catherine Satour Productions | Australia |
Bookings | Nicola Pitt - CAAMA Music | Australia |



'Set the Tone' by Catherine Satour - OFFICIAL

Recent achievements

 Current Presenter and Producer for NITV National Arts & Entertainment show 'Around the Traps' 

Current Board of Director Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) & Imparja Television

2015 Four Little Birds Garramalung Festival Darwin Entertainment Centre

2015 Eye of Storm NT Writers Festival  

2014 Garden of Unearthly Delights Adelaide Fringe Festival

2013 Finalist for National Indigenous Music Awards for Album Cover Art for Catherine Satour Self Titled Album

 2013 Darwin Festival, Tennant Creek Desert Harmony Festival, Katherine Festival, Wide Open Space Festival and Alice Desert Festival

  2013 August Catherine Satour Toured throughout Northern Territory and regional Western Australia with her 'Never Seen Anything Like it' Show including a Darwin Festival Opening night, supported by ArtbackNT and Australia Council for the Arts Contemporary Touring Program

 2013 Finalist for National Indigenous Music Awards NT – G.R. Burarrawanga Memorial Award - significant achievement in the NT music industry for facilitation and contribution to the growth of Aboriginal women in music from the Northern Territory

2012 Finalist National Indigenous Music Awards NT – G.R. Burarrawanga Memorial Award - significant achievement in the NT music industry for coordination and co production of Desert Divas Volume 1

2012 Key Speaker at Australian World Music Expo forum regarding Aboriginal Women in the Australian Music Industry

2011 Songs from Big Sky Country with the Darwin Symphony Orchestra