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clareClare Bowditch and Katie Noonan are two of Australia’s most respected contemporary female singers. Both began their careers as teenagers in the late 1990s, both have won awards for their work, both have collaborated with other performers, and both of them sing with more than one band as well as pursuing solo projects.

They have sung together on the Broad Festival Project in 2005, which for several years toured annually with showcase the talents of female singers. Each line-up of artists would perform their own and each other’s work.

Both Clare and Katie have married fellow musicians who they perform with.

Clare is married to Marty Brown, the drummer from her band The New Slang; Marty also drums for indie rock band Art of Fighting. Clare and Marty have three children:

Asha (born 2004)

Oscar and Eli – identical twins (born 2006)

Katie is married to Isaac “Zac” Hurren, who plays saxophone as a member of jazz trio Elixir with Katie, and has a successful career as both a composer and performer. Katie and Isaac have two young sons:

Dexter Reed (born around 2005)

Jonah Atticus Roc (born around 2007)