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Karen White, Singer Songwriter & the Quirky One

featuring Quintessential Quirk


Hi there.  My name is Karen (White) and, yes, they call me the Quirky One.  For an explanation as to why,
check out my "bio page".

This website got its name from my shows, Quintessential Quirk; you’ll also find an explanation of how THEY got their name in my "bio page" and the "shows page" will tell you about the past events and will also let you know when we plan another.

Me in a nutshell?  I write a few songs, I sing a lot of covers, I play rhythm guitar and occasionally keyboard; OK, lots of people do those things.  What makes me different?  My choice of songs, that’s what.  My repertoire includes music from performers as diverse as Paul Kelly, Melanie, Billy Connolly, Kirsty MacColl, The Beautiful South and Richard O’Brien, via the enduring poetry of Leonard Cohen and the cutting satire of Tom Lehrer ...  a pot pourri of international artists, and with a couple of songs written by very dear personal friends thrown in for good measure.

When I sing this great range of songs I “live” each one as I deliver it – and clear diction has always been important to me so you, the audience, can understand the song’s story as we go, you get to experience the emotions along with me, whether happy or sad; I think this is SO important – what’s the point of a singer singing a great song if the audience don’t know what the storyline is??.

When I’m up on stage I’m there to have fun, and to bring the audience along with me, whether it’s for corporate gigs, private functions, at an open mic/jam night, as part of a theatre show; I’m happy to perform as a solo artist or with others, whether just one or two individuals or with a band.  In case they’re needed I have a professional quality PA system and good quality stage lighting – and my own sound man (I’m married to him).  I love all the songs I sing, the standards and the different, ‘quirky’ ones, and I hugely enjoy performing them and entertaining an audience – with me you get a thoroughly professional attitude which makes for a reliable entertainer.


What I offer ...

corporate gigs / exhibitions
entertainment for private functions
performances as as a solo artist
performances as a duo or trio
performances with a full band
my own PA & operator (locally)
my own lighting & operator (locally)


Where I perform ...

predominantly in FNQ Australia
anywhere else in Australasia
UK, Europe, USA, Canada


Performance styles ...

flamboyant presentation
cabaret or show theme
popular & unusual songs
entertainment not background


Why you should use me ...

I'm different
my delivery is full of passion
most professional on & off stage
fun & entertaining
no fuss & reliable


Karen at a private party - image: P2995
At a private party

Karen at the Clink Theatre - image: 4408
"Songbirds", the Clink Theatre, Port Douglas

Karen at a function in Cairns - image: 7120
"Mapping the Heart", in Cairns

Karen at one of her QQ shows - image: 7424
QQ 2010 show

Karen at a photo shoot - image: 3205
From a photo shoot

Karen at one of my shows - image: 7401
At QQ 2010

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