About Cathy

Singer, guitarist and Early Years music specialist, Cathy Clethero, has over 30 years' experience providing music sessions in nurseries, children's centres, schools and libraries across London.

Cathy studied drama at Lancaster University and jazz singing at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama before going on to train at Community Music (now CM). She has worked professionally as a singer/songwriter and backing vocalist in venues across the world including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Shepherd's Bush Empire and 606 Club (London) and the Green Arena (Hiroshima) and Budokan (Tokyo). She has written and recorded numerous songs for children and adults and sang the theme tune of the popular children's CD and DVD series, Letterland.

As well as running Bangers & Smash, Cathy worked for eight years as a Primary music specialist at Hitherfield Primary School in Streatham, providing weekly music lessons for children in the nursery and children’s centre and at Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. An experienced performer and director, she has written numerous songs and plays for under-5s.