Late last year, house music vocalist Kathy Brown was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, which has now spread to her brain. The news came as a total shock to her fans, friends and family and resulted in an emergency operation. Kathy is currently undergoing a course of radiotherapy and immunotherapy, and the road ahead is going to be a challenge unlike any she has faced before.
Kathy and her family are now facing the harsh reality of what this means - not only the physical and medical challenges but also the many financial ones. Like most artists who have devoted their careers to dance music, without being able to perform there’s little to no chance of Kathy being able to earn an income. Kathy has poured her heart and soul onto stages and dancefloors all over the world for more than 30 years, and is now asking for help.
Kathy’s daughter Chanta Joyner has set up a GoFundMe to help support the family at this extremely difficult time. To aid the fundraising effort, Toolroom Records have announced a charity single from Wh0, Mark Knight & James Hurr featuring Kathy’s iconic vocals, ‘Turn Me Deeper’.
All the original writers have allocated all publishing earnings, with the artists and Toolroom also pledging all of their royalties to help get Kathy the best treatment possible.
The record itself oozes positivity, which is what Kathy’s music has always been about.
Hailing from South Carolina, she originally found fame as the chart-topping lead singer of the group Praxis before having US dance hits on her own.
In 1999 she climbed to #4 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with ‘Joy’ and in 2004 was the credited lead vocalist on the British act Soul Central's ‘Strings Of Life (Stronger On My Own)’, a track that samples Rhythm Is Rhythm's 1989 house classic. Over the years she since featured on dozens of house and club singles.
To donate to the GoFundMe, head to https://www.gofundme.com/f/kathy-browns-battle-with-cancer
Wh0, Mark Knight & James Hurr feat. Kathy Brown ‘Turn Me Deeper’ will be released 19 January on Toolroom, with all proceeds going to Kathy’s GoFundMe campaign. Pre-order here: https://www.traxsource.com/title/2156156/turn-me-deeper