City Oh Sigh is a quartet of trained musicians that carefully crafts soulful songs, capturing audiences with their softness and beauty. The band combines unique instrumentation with subtle elements of folk and minimalist pop to emerge with a sound that is both difficult to categorise yet warmly familiar.
Lead singer/songwriter/cellist Kate started writing her own songs after a stint playing with several bands (Ladybird, Blackbelles, Shiver Like Timber, Planet Earth) across New Zealand, Australia, America and Europe. On returning to New Zealand, Kate teamed up with old friends, Sarah (vintage Rhodes) and Catherine (guitar, vocals and trumpet), and started writing songs with themes of love and loss, friendship and loneliness. All three girls also appeared in power-pop octet The Sisters of St Rupertsberg, an all-girl band that went about stealing hearts on the Wellington indie scene.