Katarina Holmberg aka Tigerlight
Katarina Holmberg, aka Tigerlight, is a singer, composer, radio host, producer, DJ and voice over artist based in Berlin.
She graduated from Southampton University with a first-class degree in Music where she studied classical and jazz focusing on composition and performance. After graduating she worked as a session vocalist including five series as a backing vocals for TV shows like the X Factor (UK). She then started producing and vocalling dance music releases under her alias Tigerlight.
With this project she has performed in clubs across Europe and the USA and on main stages at Glastonbury Festival,The Secret Garden Party Festival, Glade Festival, Boomtown Festival, Lovebox. She has released records with labels: 'Ministry of Sound', 'AEI', 'Party Like Us', 'Punks', ‘Gold Channel Recordings’, ‘Universal’, ‘Suicide Dub’ and 'Never Say Die’ and her own imprint Tigerlight Musik.
She is radio presenter and show producer for Digitally Imported (di.fm) where she hosts an artist spotlight series with guests such as The Foreign Beggars, J.Phlip (DirtyBird), Marc Romboy, Black Sun Empire and more. The second monthly show for D.I. she hosts is the chart show for Germany’s leading electronic music magazine 'Groove'.
Alongside her dance productions she composes music for corporate clients and film and TV. She wrote the end credits theme for the award winning documentary ‘Return to Homs’ which was chosen to open the Amsterdam Documentary Film Festival and has gone on to win many festival awards including the ‘World Cinema Award’ at Sundance in the US where she was a featured ASCAP composer. Last year she wrote the full soundtracks to two documentaries; Kurdistan Dream or Reality and Generation Jihad shown initially on Arte and then sold and aired worldwide. She also wrote the end credits theme for a GSA cinema release called Treppe Aufwärts released last year.
She runs the sample pack label Soul Rush Records which was established in 2012 and has gone on to produce pack after pack of industry leading vocal and instrumental collections, distributed by Loopmasters, featuring London and Berlin's top session vocalists, touring artists and producers.
Passionate about soul and jazz music also Katarina can also be heard singing live with bands in respected live venues such as Quasimodo and A-Trane in Berlin.
She is a dedicated vocal and music production geek.