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KATIE RICHARDSON

Musician, songwriter, composer, music producer and sound designer

"the use of music as underscore can be hauntingly gorgeous." The New York Times

"Taut, pristine piece of alt-pop, with its vital vocal pitting HEX HUE against the world." CLASH

“The music is suitable elegiac-a funeral march for the film reel.

It provides the perfect accompaniment to the film.” UK Film Review

"Richardson’s compelling soundscape builds and builds to a deafening crescendo.

The music is stunning.” The Stage

"...the best parts of indie and electronica. It's a mesmerising affair.” Hotpress

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ABOUT

Katie is an award winning musical director, musician, composer, sound artist and songwriter working on a wide variety of film, theatre and dance projects.

 

She has worked with companies such as Bafta-winning/Oscar Nominated 'Out of Orbit Films,' The Lyric Theatre, The Mac, The Walk Productions and 'Prime Cut Theatre Company' who selected her to be part of their coveted Reveal programme in 2022.

In Spring 2024 Katie directed and composed music for 'The Big Dream' for 'Little Amal' by The Walk Productions. This project saw her collaborate and direct a supergroup of 15 of some of Ireland's most exciting emerging musicians and artists. 

Katie was the Musical Director, composer and Sound designer for Rough Girls by Tara Lynn O’Neill which was selected as one of The Stage Magazine’s best plays of 2021. She went on to supervise the music and write some new music cues for the BBC's live capture of the play which was shown on BBC4. In 2018 she starred in and worked as on-stage musical director in the production of Good Vibrations in The Lyric Theatre and took it on tour to New York in 2023 as the production's Musical Director. 

Katie has been featured as one of the Irish Times 'Northern Lights' which profiled people changing the face of Northern Ireland in their particular fields. For several years she was a member of Choice nominated ‘Pleasure Beach’ with whom she toured the UK and Ireland. As an artist she makes music as Hex Hue and under several different guises, she has worked and collaborated with musicians such as Foy Vance and Duke Special as well as supporting artists like Van Morrison, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Jesca Hoop, Bell X1, All Saints and more.

In Summer 2020 Katie curated the Creative Hub for the TedX Stormont and co-founded Safe in Sound - an initiative with a vision to create a safe, strong and connected creative sector founded on equality, diversity and respect and amplify underrepresented voices in the music industry. 

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