Caiti Baker, a vocalist and front woman raised on the sounds that birthed popular music, is soon to release her new music onto the masses. Born into a household filled with vinyl, CDs and tapes of blues, soul, gospel, jazz, big band and rock & roll, Caiti’s father, a blues musician himself, made sure that she was raised amongst music. Whether it was playing on the stereo, in the car, at a concert or attending week long festivals – music was everywhere.
As a child, Caiti developed a love and appreciation for the pioneering music but was drawn obsessively to hip hop, R&B, New Jack Swing and Neo soul. After being given an 8 track digital recorder, she learnt how to write and record songs on her own from the age of 12. Inspired by the greats like Aretha Franklin, Big Mamma Thornton, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Etta James and Little Walter; Caiti began to take notes on Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Destiny's Child, Lauren Hill and Faith Evans.
Since stepping out on her own, Caiti has been signed to Perambulator Records in Darwin and has toured with and supported Gurrumul on his Gospel Album Tour in 2015. Caiti is also a backing vocalist for Briggs and is heavily affiliated with his record label Bad Apples (A.B. Original, Birdz).
Caiti writes songs about what she knows and feels, sings with her guts and soul and unashamedly performs the hell out of them. We can’t wait for her performance at the Blues for the Bush.
“Caiti Baker flips between catchy pop, dance and slower blues with this accomplished debut (ZINC). Praise be for a diversity of styles and influence (exploring sounds all in one piece is rare these days)” – The Music
“An exemplary vocal range is Baker’s weapon and man, does she wield it with grace, confidence and charm”. – The AU Review