Hailing from Scotland’s economic heartland city of Glasgow and of Franco Scottish descent, singer Karen Kurran is a cross over country artiste.
Born to a family with variety of showbusiness blood coursing through their veins, it became apparent from an early age, that she was destined to become a singer.
Under the expert tutelage of internationally-renowned singing coach and fellow Scot, Ian Adam, Karen embarked upon a singing career which would lead to cabaret, theatre and pop success, memorably culminating in the support act to multi- Grammy award-winning soul superstar, Dionne Warwick, on her acclaimed UK tour.
From the early beginnings of a very young hopeful debut on ITV’s ‘New Faces’, Karen honed her singing talent by appearing almost nightly with the John Oliver Big Band & Singers, a highly regarded Welsh showband. Success soon followed with singer-songwriter David van Day, a former member of the popular vocal duo ‘Dollar’. Together they re-mixed and re-recorded the original high-gloss ‘Dollar’ hits of the 80s, in addition to releasing their own material. A further collaboration with British pop group ‘Bucks Fizz’ beckoned, resulting in nationwide tours and several national TV appearances.
Wishing to pursue her solo career, Karen returned to the studio with lauded record producer Barry Upton, leading to a pop/country album of original songs entitled ‘Totally Hot’.
From her home town base of Glasgow, Karen appears country-wide in her own high energy musical show, ranging from pop through country to motown and all stops in-between! Her newest album, ‘American Heart’, features in the show, highlighting her love of country music.