Catherine McQueen is a talented experienced Scottish TV presenter, DJ and events host with worldwide experience.
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Originally from Edinburgh in Scotland Catherine McQueen began modelling at the age of 16 after being chosen as a finalist for the Elite Model Look Competition. Although keen to head straight down to London and pursue her new career of choice her parents thankfully made her stay on to complete her A-levels. Receiving better than expected results she was offered a place to read Law and Business at City University.
Thus followed a frantic 3 years juggling modelling and studies. On graduating with a 2.1 she was offered a 2-month contract to model in Tokyo. She accepted thinking she would take one year out to model full time before settling back into the legal profession. However, 2 months in Tokyo led to 2 years in Asia followed by another couple of years in Milan, London and New York with campaigns for Christian Dior and wonder bra, shoots for Marie Claire, Elle, FHM, Maxim, Tatler, GQ and Harpers and Queen to name a few.
She managed to make the move from model to presenter after being chosen to work on a popular TV show called the Big Breakfast. The producers decided that they would use the same models every week and make them part of the show allowing them to “speak”. With this experience and her legal qualifications, Catherine had by now also completed the LPC at The College of Law, she was then offered a job as a presenter on a legal and business program on Sky.
This led to countless other TV presenting jobs including MTV, ESPN, Sky Vegas, Fashion TV and Al Jazeera Sport whom she has also produced shows for. As well as presenting shows Catherine has also appeared in a number of reality shows including Celebrity Fear Factor, which she won, thus securing a £10,000 payout for Cancer Research UK.
Catherine had a minor role in the James Bond film Die Another Day and has had acting roles in The Bill and Judge John Deed.
Catherine has also sung on numerous dance tracks including Time After Time with Koishii and Hush which reached no 15 in the US Billboard Charts. It was this that led her to pursue her musical interests further in the form of DJing.
Starting out in Los Angeles, where she had originally gone to host a TV show, she quickly learned the ropes of DJ-ing in the Hollywood clubs, beginning with playing an early set at Tattoo in Downtown LA. She soon secured a residency at the popular West Hollywood club, Apple, and was then also playing at several of the other clubs around the city including Green Door, Jane’s House and MI5.
After a year of DJ-ing on the Hollywood club scene playing a mixture of house and hip hop, she began touring the US playing as far afield as Reno, Philadelphia, Vegas and Atlantic City. This led to a tour of Asia where she played Stereo Lab in Singapore, Dragon I in Hong Kong and the world famous Sunburn Festival in Goa. She has also Dj’ed at the Full Moon Party on the beach in Bintan, Indonesia, played Pattaya International Fashion week in Thailand and completed a full tour of India spinning at Poison and The Blue Frog in Mumbai, Tito’s in Goa, Blend in Chennai and Bottles and Chimney in Hyderabad.
It was only a matter of time before she was playing back in her native UK securing a residency a Jalouse, voted the top London Club for 2010 and also spinning regularly at Luxx and Chinawhite.
More recently Catherine has been continuing her international DJ onslaught, playing clubs and venues worldwide from The Philippines (Manila and Cebu) for Levis, Slovenia at Planet Tus, Byblos in Croatia, The Malaysian Grand Prix after party in KL, The Singapore Grand Prix after party in Singapore, Club Aer (Four Seasons) Mumbai, Venon in Kolkatta, Malaysia for Carlsberg and the Maxim magazine Super Bowl event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to name a few.
Combining her TV and DJ-ing experiences she is currently working on a reality TV show focused on female DJ’s, which she wrote and is producing.