HATi is a British singer-songwriter from Lincolnshire, now based in Newcastle.
She developed her musical dexterity from an early age, flipping between classical orchestras, jazz bands and acoustic open mic nights to build her love for a wide range of genres.
After studying in the US and discovering electronic production and the mid-west hip-hop scene, she left her classical roots behind her and released her debut E.P Ocean Floor in 2011 with Reckless General Records.
“Part pop, part electro, with glistening dance hooks and urban beats thrown into the mix, the music is difficult to pin down but all the more irresistible for it……the best weapon is Hattie’s velvety vocal, sweet yet able to be equally as sharp.”Narc
Critically acclaimed, it featured on many tastemaker blogs, scored synchronisations with CBS, premiered on BBC Introducing and spent time in the Amazing Radio charts, along with her follow-up singles Secret War and Wait in 2012.
Taking some time out to focus on her songwriting career, HATi signed with Agenda Rights Management in 2016 but returned as an artist with a new single Be Brave in 2017, followed by Stars and Savages in 2018.
Now regularly gigging across the UK, HATi has gained a reputation for winning over crowds with her easy charm and ‘banter’ as much as her impressive musical prowess, which blends acoustic guitar and loop pedals with keys, synths and stunning vocals.
“I was blown away by a much more complex performance that used a whole range of synth effects, keys and loops alongside her trusted guitar. HATi’s soulful voice sounded astounding, filling the large venue effortlessly during both the beat-heavy pop songs as well as the emotive acoustic tracks. I often found myself utterly mesmerised by her frenzied yet skilful multitasking of each instrument, as well as her charming way with the crowd…”
Often compared to: Ellie Goulding, KT Tunstall, Florence Welch
Artist and writer credits: APG (Worldwide), Trafik (UK), Styles & Complete (USA), N-JOI (UK), Hannah Trigwell (UK), Rossi Noise (UK), Anakyn (UK), Das Kapital (South Africa), Jack Shaw (London) and , DASCO (UK), Blackbutter Records (UK),
Notable gigs: The Sage – Gateshead, Evolution Festival – Newcastle, Headlining @ Riverside Newcastle, Headline @ The Independent – Sunderland, Headline @ West Street Live -Sheffield, Dr Martens Store Opening – Newcastle, The Shoreditch @ London, Water Rats @ London, Supporting Hip Hop Hooray @ 02 Academy Newcastle, Lindisfarne Festival (2018 & 2019)
Songwriting credits: Hannah Trigwell – Everything Will Be Ok (charted #4 Malaysia and #26 in Denmark), Ian Markx – Other Side of the River and Sleeping With A Ghost, Elizsabeth – Comfort Zone (remix), Dominique – Tiptoe , Lauren Ray – Black Wings , Sam Dickinson – All We Are, Jaayns – Colours of The Night (remix)
Notable collaborations: Pam Sheyne (Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato); Rob Davis (Kylie Minogue, Mika) ; Irwin Sparkes (The Hoosiers); Charlie Dore (Tina Turner, George Harrison); Bill Padley (Shayne Ward, Atomic Kitten); Mark Smith (UMPG, Germany) ; Mark Cawley (Faith, Chaka Khan); Dominic Roy King (Black Eyed Peas, Chaka Khan); Joe Killington (Notting Hill Music); Maria Christensen (Disney, JLO, Celine Dion); DWB Music, Yannis Constantinou (The Vamps, Craig David), Hannah Trigwell (Teapot Records), Freaktone Records
“It takes a lot to make me speechless, however that is exactly what I was when I finally got to catch Hattie Murdoch play live…”
“I really like Hattie’s voice. It’s like sapphire and steel: sparkly but with enough body to make it much more than a decorative bauble. And there’s a feistiness about her that is eminently pleasing..”
The Crack Magazine
“…clear, distinct vocals- part elfin innocence mixed with steely grit – Murdoch writes her own songs and enjoys the odd guitar strum on stage along with sprinklings of electro dust here and there, but there’s also a darker, gutsy edge to Murdoch’s music…
“..an impressive introduction which demonstrates her love for a wide range of musical genres including hip hop, dance and jazz; elements of which she subtly infuses into her songs like a deliciously dark and smooth cup of Twinnings tea.”
Sirens Call Blog
“Part pop, part electro, with glistening dance hooks and urban beats thrown into the mix, the music is difficult to pin down but all the more irresistible for it……the best weapon is Hattie’s velvety vocal, sweet yet able to be equally as sharp..”
“Good lord! This is so accomplished it should be in the singles section. Let’s not beat about the bush here – Black Shadow is a tune and a HALF. A proper pop song with gorgeous, soulful vocals and a killer tune. It has elements of Florence, Ellie or Eliza with stiletto sharp production values. Wow.”