• Katy Carr’s June/ July 2012 Newsletter

    I hope that you are all enjoying the summer. This months newsletter is really to say a big thank you to all who have supported our events this month of June 2012. 20th June 2012 marked the 70th anniversary of Kazik Piechowski’s escape from Auschwitz. Imprisoned for being a Polish boy scout we thought it […]

  • Katy Carr’s May/ June 2012 Newsletter

    Dear summer sweethearts… It is so fabulous to be surrounded by the glorious sunshine here in London Town and look forward to celebrating what looks like the beginning of a fabulous summer for everybody! I am very pleased to be able to share some forthcoming concerts with you from May through to June 2012:) 27th […]

  • Katy Carr’s March/ April 2012 Newsletter

    Hello lovely people!! Spring is here and how beautiful the world is! March has been a very productive month and i am very happy to share some of the highlight moments with you….. It is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to play on BBC Radio 4 – Clive Anderson’s Loose Ends show […]

  • Katy Carr’s February/ March 2012 Newsletter

    Hello Friends!! February has been a wonderful time for Katy Carr and The Aviators, there’s just so much going on – from a successful DVD release and film screenings, to widescale coverage in the UK media: – Katy Carr featured in the Sunday Times Culture magazine in a two page spread about the exploding vintage […]

  • Katy Carr’s January/ February 2012 Newsletter

    Dear lovely friend! I hope you are having a wonderful start to 2012. We’re so excited about the concerts and events we’ve got coming up – celebrating the heritage of both Great Britain and Poland through new music, film and art. We have had some very moving moments this month at our film screenings of […]

  • Katy Carr’s Happy New Year 2012 Newsletter

    Dear lovely friend! Thankyou for your continued support throughout 2011, it’s been such an amazing year: ~~~ KATY CARR was nominated for the LONDON MUSIC AWARD 2012 alongside: Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, Arctic Monkeys, The Good, The Bad and the Queen [Damon Albarn], Metromony, Ed Sheeran, Jim Jones Review, The Unthanks, Laura Marling, Delilah. Visit […]

  • Katy Carr’s Nov/ Dec 2011 Newsletter

    Hello lovely friend! This Autumn 2011 has been so fantastic for my group ‘Katy Carr and the Aviators.’ We have completed another album to be released next year in 2012 in tribute and honour of the Polish Partisans, resistance fighters, soldiers and RAF pilots of World War Two. In fact the date of release will […]

  • Katy Carr’s Oct/ Nov 2011 Newsletter

    Dear friends, This is short note to say Hi! and to let you know that my fourth album has now been recorded and is awaiting release! Stories inspired from World War Two Poland lace the record and weave a deep net of historical delights…. I will also be announcing soon how we are going to […]

  • Katy Carr's September / October Newsletter 2011

    Dear friends and lovers of Autumnal devilishness,

    I am so excited and pleased to announce that my new album [fourth one!] which will be released in 2012 is well on route for completion. A big thanks to all my wonderful ‘Aviators’ my musicians and contributors including the wonderful Tenor Wojtek Wentura who has graced my recording and Polish language ‘coached’ me and my fantastic music producer Nigel Wolf-Hoyle for your incredible energy and verve and humour. The themes of this new record centre on the events that have surrounded my music and events this year in 2011. Our ‘Escapologist Tour,’ funded by Arts Council England set about paying tribute to Kazimierz Piechowski and his remarkable escape from Auschwitz concentration camp with a very exciting visit from Kazik, now 92 in person to London in March 2011. We shared Kazik’s story with British audiences in the form of documentary screenings of our film, ‘Kazik and the Kommander’s Car‘ as well as giving concerts to all age groups and sharing Polish history with communities from a diverse array of cultural backgrounds.

    Kazik’s story of his time spent in the Polish Partisans after he escaped from Auschwitz concentration camp from June 1942 to the end of the war in 1945 has prompted the inspiration for my fourth album. My current selection of songs are directly inspired from the stories Kazik has so very kindly shared with me. I am also excited to share other amazing stories of hope, loyalty and comradeship in the form of song, gathered from my own research into further Second World War Polish underground army resistance fighters. [I will disclose the title of this record in my next newsletter!]

    [The above photo shows Kazik Piechowski and Katy Carr at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland March 2011, copyright Ben Wright Photography 2011.]

  • Katy Carr's August/Sept 2011 Newsletter

    Dear lovers of the summertime,

    This past month has been soooooooo much fun! I have not only relaxed and become one with nature – well in terms of playing at some rather lovely English countryside festivals including Big Chill and The Wilderness – both of which were utterly charming but I have also hastened to preproduce my new album which is firmly taking shape and I can now announce that it’s producer is the infamous and great talent of Nigel Of Bermondsey. It took a steady and careful hand to finally start the process however we have now realised 14  tracks 70 percent of which are in Polish. I have also booked a rather wonderful Polish tenor to travel to record his wonderful voice on soem of my songs. More on this in the near future – I don’t want to give too much away!

  • Katy Carr's 31st July 2011 Newsletter

    Dear midsummer lovers,

    Thankyou for all your kind messages of support with regards the last Katy Carr and the Aviators, ‘Escapologist Tour.’   The band promises to bring you more interesting performances and events as we approach June 2012 which marks the 70th year Anniversary of Kazik Piechowski’s escape. For the remainder of 2011, I am currently in the process of various projects including the recording a new album, supporting The Great British Barbershop Boys on their infamous 2011 UK tour as well as loving my various concerts and performances. In fact my new album is directly inspired by the time Kazik spent in the Polish Partisans and Polish Home Army after his escape. Kazik shared so many stories with me that I found it a wealth of inspiration and could not continue my creative path without responding to his knowledge in the form of song. So I have written 12 songs and some are entirely in Polish and some are a mixture of English and Polish. Expect to hear this in early 2012…..

    I have really enjoyed July 2011 having performed in the most beautiful 1930s Art Deco Cinema called the Plaza in Stockport. I remember the stunning yellow silk curtain and the embroidered poppies – well worth a visit! July also saw concerts at the Polish ARTeria exhibition hosted by the Polish newspaper, Nowy Czas. Here Kristian Data had chosen a selection of Polish musicians working in London and had taken pictures of them without their musical instruments and then exhibited them together with a musical concert in Borough. It was a great happening please see my picture which was exhibited below….

    ARTeria exhibition photo of Katy Carr taken by Kristian Data, London June 2011

  • Katy Carr's 30th June 2011 Newsletter

    Dear beautiful people,

    I just wanted to write a quick message this month to say thankyou to all of you who helped us with the Katy Carr and the Aviator’s ‘Escapologist’ Tour 2011. It has been an intense affair due to the nature of the topics and history we have had to discuss continually throughout the live concerts and community work. We are currently going through all the information gathered –  photos and videos as well as other media and will be sharing it with you soon online. We are very proud of our tour as new links between the British and Polish communities have been created, here in England –  thanks to the belief and funding from the Arts Council England and we trust this will continue well into 2012 and especially for 20th Jun 2012 which marks the 70th Anniversary remembrance day to commemorate Kazik’s brave escape from Auschwitz concentration camp.

    We had some great ‘Escapologist ‘tour dates in June and would like to again thank the various councils for their involvement and continued support- the highlights being at the Dugdale Centre, a lovely venue in Enfield, Holloway Festival and Exeter Fringe Festival. We have been asked to return to play at these venues in 2012 and we can’t wait!

    so thanks again – gig dates below and please keep in touch MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL AND KEEP SAFE! XXXXX Katy Carr and the Aviators

    Q – i  am starting a story collection of any real life stories you can share from your family with regards times in the 1940s and ww2 —- if you have any please forward any stories by email to and I would love to write about them in my blog at