Katie Cole

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Katie Cole
Katie Cole at the Roxy, 23 April 2012 (7113895035).jpg
Cole in 2012
Background information
BornMelbourne, Australia
ArtistsThe Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
Years active2015–present
WikipediaKatie Cole

Katie Cole is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician who has been a touring multi-instrumentalist for The Smashing Pumpkins since 2015, and contributed backing vocals to the CYR album. She has also guested at Billy Corgan solo shows.

History[edit | edit source]

Her career began in Australia, where she wrote songs for Gloria Gaynor and other dance artists,[1] toured, and released her debut EP.[2] She was eventually contacted by Howard Willing, after which she relocated to Los Angeles. She went on to work with numerous other artists and release several solo albums in the US before being recruited to play bass for The Smashing Pumpkins during the In Plainsong tour.[3] Her own solo act opened up for the Pumpkins during the 2015 leg of the tour. During the Shiny and Oh So Bright tour, she played keyboards, guitar and providing backing vocals, as well as during the 2019 European tour.

Studio appearances[edit | edit source]

  • 2020: CYR (The Smashing Pumpkins) – backing vocals

Touring stats

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Falconer, Daniel (10 January 2014). "Introducing: Katie Cole". Female First. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  2. "About Katie Cole". Nashville, Tennessee: Country Music Television. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  3. Geslani, Michele (12 June 2015). "Smashing Pumpkins have a new lineup (once again)". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 25 June 2015.