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Kate Nash: The influential singer from Harrow

Kate Nash, a popular singer-songwriter, musician and actress was brought up in Harrow.

Kate Nash gained popularity in 2007 after the release of her second song, Foundations, and has released four albums throughout her career. She has also starred in numerous films, tv shows, and documentaries, including Netflix’s ‘GLOW’. She has won many awards, including a prestigious Brit Award for Best Female Artist in 2008.

As a feminist and activist, Kate has used her large influence to bring about change. She created the ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll for Girls After School Music Club’ to inspire women and has also been appointed Global Ambassador for the ‘Because I am a Girl’ initiative by Plan USA. Her music also reflects on her feminist values, as seen with her 2012 song ‘Under-Estimate the Girl’ and her third album, ‘Girl Talk’.

Kate Nash also has a strong presence in the fashion industry, modelling for clothing companies and frequently spending time at both New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week. She sees fashion as art and has worked with many prominent designers for her tours.

Kate Nash has embraced her Harrow upbringing. The music video for her song ‘I Hate You This Christmas’ includes many of Harrow’s notable spots, including Harrow Skate Park, Harrow-on-the- Hill, and Trinity Bar, in Station Road.