Our Principal

 

Katherine good enough video    Katherine Principal 

Despite qualifications in law, english and the visual arts, as well as a successful modelling career, Katherine always knew she was a performer and creativity was paramount.

  • Since 2001 – in addition to running Famous 4.15 – she is a successful recording artist.
  • Signed to Kitchenware Records and working with Sony, JVC and NYC’s Nervous Records she’s released three albums to date with the band Sirens.
  • Performed worldwide – including on MTV, Kiss and The Box to name but a few – and worked with industry legends.
  • Sirens have had hit singles in the UK, European and U.S. Charts, a Top 5 US Billboard hit, Number #1 single in the USA on Sirius XM and two Top 20 albums in Japan.
  • Not content with being in front of the camera, she represents children in theatre & TV, works as a creative consultant for various artists in the music industry, is the creative director at a music management company and is currently designing a clothing line. With even more things ahead in 2017, it looks pretty exciting (we just don’t know how she finds the time)!

“I was never going to have a traditional performing arts career. Growing up in Newcastle, ballet classes provided the only real, affordable opportunity I had for formal learning but, as a tomboy – evidenced by the Chris Waddle haircut! – toe-pointing and being graceful didn’t come that easily. I never really felt that I fitted in (even once I’d grown out the mullet). I loved to dance nonetheless, so stuck with it after finding my commercial feet. My heroes were people like Michael Jackson and The Beastie Boys. I’d rather have been moonwalking than perfecting my pirouette. In fact, it was this urge to do things differently that ultimately led me to set up Famous. Performance for me is about breaking boundaries rather than conforming, and having freedom of expression.

Heeding my mum’s advice to get a ‘good education to fall back on’, I studied. But nothing gave me the buzz of creating a performance and so I stepped off the academic treadmill and decided to pursue a career in music. Turns out all the years of hard work and dedication paid off. I’ve now got over a decade as a successful recording artist under my belt which, I hope, really allows me to make the work I do at Famous relevant and exciting.

I’m aware my route into the industry has been somewhat unorthodox. It’s this that led to the inception of Famous 4.15: I want to be able to demonstrate that there’s room to do things in your own unique way.”

Katherine, founder of Famous 415 in a Sirens video shoot Katherine Love Hurts Video Katheine Club La la video

 It’s fair to say, she’s earned her stripes!