Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Though Kate St. John is best known for her contributions to the Dream Academy, the woodwind player, singer, and composer has kept busy with several other projects since that group disbanded. A frequent contributor to Van Morrison's solo albums, she collaborated with composer Roger Eno on The Familiar (1993). She also formed sort of an ambient-art rock supergroup of sorts with him, Bill Nelson, Laraaji, and Mayumi Tachibana called Channel Light Vessel, which released a CD in 1994. Her solo debut, 1995's Indescribable Night, is a precious but interesting effort that brings her classical arrangement skills and French chanteuse pop leanings to the fore. Second Sight followed in 1997.