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Who is Kath Bee?

Kath Bee is first and foremost a brilliant songwriter. She prides herself on writing well-crafted songs with meaningful, clever lyrics and catchy melodies.  

Kath's list of most loved and songs include 'Individuality', 'Dad I wanna be a Camel', 'E Tū Tāngata', 'Sprinkle A Little Sunshine', 'Magic in Me', 'Dragons Under My Bed' and many more.  She has the ability to dive into the mind of a child, to create songs that touch children's hearts and stick with them into adulthood. Kath regularly meets adults who blush and say 'your songs were my childhood'.

Kath is a 'with them' not 'at them' performer who reels children in a down-to-earth way and keeps them engaged whether on the mat or on a stage and has performed all around NZ to tens of thousands of children over the past 17 years.

Kath is a published author of three picture books, has over 100 songs streaming online, plus a variety of videos on her YouTube Channel, which many schools, preschools and parents find extremely helpful.


Her list of awards is a long one and includes:

Winner  - APRA Best Children's Song 2022

Winner - APRA Best Children's Song 2020

Winner - APRA Children's Video of the Year 2019

Finalist - APRA Children's Song of the Year 2018

Winner - APRA Children's Video of the Year 2014

Winner - APRA Children's Video of the Year 2010

Finalist - INTERNATIONAL Songwriting Competition x 3

Placed - AUSTRALIAN Songwriters Association Competition x 3

'Kath's songs definitely have the X-Factor - all my children LOVE them!'

Ali Caldwell, Music Teacher, Dunedin, NZ

'Kath is the Paul McCartney of children's songwriting.' 

Chris Lam Sam, Popular NZ Children's Entertainer, MC, Founder of NZs Supergroup The Funky Monkeys

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