Photo of Test Card Girl stood in front of a red door on a brick building

April 2023 winner - Test Card Girl

For April 2023 The Mayor chose Test Card Girl as his Artist of the Month.

Test Card Girl is a solo project by independent synth-folk Manchester singer-songwriter Catherine Burgis who started writing songs in 2019 to escape a life of perpetual admin.

Having spent a year as a musical comedian, travelling the country with a miniature Yamaha keyboard, Catherine won North West Comedian of the Year before re-purposing the tiny keyboard to write her first single 'Holds Me Down'. The song featured on BBC6Music and Radio X, and she was named amongst Steve Lamacq's 'Ones to Watch' in 2021.

Catherine received an Arts Council grant to record 3 more singles in 2021 and released her debut EP ‘Fly’ in September 2022. The EP was recorded at Airtight Studios in Manchester and ranges from stripped back indie-folk songs to large-scale synth-pop singles.

In January 2022 she was announced as one of ten Manchester International Festival Sounds Artists and longlisted for the Glastobury Emerging Talent Competition. 

You can listed to Test Card Girl on Spotify - Test Card Girl | Spotify (external link)

Check out more about Test Card Girl on her website - HOME | Test Card Girl (external link)

You can also follow Test Card Girl on social media:

Facebook - Test Card Girl | Facebook (external link)

Instagram - Test Card Girl (@testcardgirlmusic) • Instagram photos and videos (external link)

Twitter - Test Card Girl (@testcardgirl84) / Twitter (external link)