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Katie Richardson

Musician, songwriter, composer, music producer and sound designer

Katie is a musician, composer, sound designer and songwriter working on a wide variety of theatre, dance and film projects. She has worked with and been commissioned by award winning companies such as Bafta-winning/Oscar Nominated 'Out of Orbit Films,' The Lyric Theatre, The Mac, Walk the Plank and 'Prime Cut Theatre Company' who selected her to be part of their Reveal programme in 2021/2022.

In 2015 she was featured as one of the Irish Times 'Northern Lights' which profiled people changing the face of Northern Ireland in their particular fields. For several years she was a member of Choice nominated ‘Pleasure Beach’ with whom she toured the UK and Ireland. As an artist she makes music as Hex Hue and under several different guises, she has worked and collaborated with musicians such as Foy Vance and Duke Special as well as supporting artists like Van Morrison, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Jesca Hoop, Bell X1, All Saints and many more.

In 2021 Katie was the Musical Director, composer and Sound designer for Rough Girls by Tara Lynn O’Neill which was selected as one of The Stage Magazine’s best plays of 2021. She went on to supervise the music and write some new music cues for the BBC's live capture of the play which was shown on BBC4. In 2018 she starred in and worked as on-stage musical director in the production of Good Vibrations in The Lyric Theatre and is set to take it on tour to New York in 2023 as musical director. 

Katie is an experienced choral director who has worked with, written and arranged for many of choirs across the island of Ireland.

In Summer 2020 Katie curated the Creative Hub for the TedX Stormont and co-founded Safe in Sound - an initiative with a vision to create a safe, strong and connected creative sector founded on equality, diversity and respect and amplify underrepresented voices in the music industry. 

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