Karen grew up in Perth Western Australia where she performed regularly on children’s TV. Karen was chosen while still in high school to take on the position of resident vocalist at Perth’s top nightclub, Romanos.

The next step was to move to Sydney where she began to work continuously on the N.S.W. club, convention and television circuits, polishing her presentation without losing any of her very natural "girl next door" freshness - one of her most appealing qualities.

Her sensational voice together with the professional and charming nature of her performance led Karen to enter the "You're A Star" television quest on the 10 Network, and subsequently to win the Grande Final and a trip to perform a cabaret season at the MGM GRAND HOTEL in LAS VEGAS.

Her quest performance led Mr. Bill DeAngelis, Director of Entertainment at the MGM GRAND to comment, "I have no doubts that the whole world will hear of you, " Quite an accolade from a man used to booking the world's top talent. Incidentally, during Karen's appearance in Las Vegas, she worked with some of the finest musicians around including several who work with Diana Ross.

Since her return to Australia Karen has appeared on all major TV Variety shows including the Mike Walsh Show, Don Lane Show, Parkinson in Australia, Ray Martin Show, Bert Newton, Hey Hey, Midday Shows as well as many appearances on regional television programs.

Her live appearances have mainly been confined to performing in cabaret, conventions, touring with Neil Sedaka, Bob Hope, and many other visiting entertainers, receiving high praise from both the artists and critics alike.

Karen recently performed on the prestigious Cunard Q.E.2., The Royal Viking Sun, "Crystal Symphony" cruise ships. After winning her first MO AWARD Karen recorded her first album, titled "Romantically Inclined", followed by her second album titled 'Turn Your Scars into Stars". By 1996 Karen had released her third album, "From Here to Eternity", which received lots of airplay both in Australia and the United Kingdom. In fact one song from this album was so well received Karen was asked to perform at the South Pacific International Song Contest with her number "Street Kids" which won her the coveted "BEST FEMALE PERFORMER" for 1998.

Her cabaret show consists of some great ballads, along with impressions of such people as Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand, Helen Reddy, Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland to name a few. Her versatility also landed her the role of "FANTINE" in an Australian Production of "Les Miserables".

Karen charms her audience with humorous snippets from life as she weaves her cabaret show with some of the best songs of the twentieth century.

Do not miss the opportunity to see and hear this wonderful Australian entertainer.

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