Multi ARIA award winning artist, Kate Ceberano, has been in the business for over 35 years – writing and performing both jazz and pop music – with seven Platinum and seven Gold albums to her name.
Kate first came to prominence in the mid-80’s as a 15 year old sensation fronting pop funk band, I’m Talking. Five consecutive hit singles and a Platinum debut album, Bear Witness, led to a swag of awards including Best New Talent at the 1984 Countdown Awards, followed up by Best Female Artist in the ’85 and ’86 Countdown Awards. After launching her solo career, Kate took out Best Female Artist at the ’88 and ’89 ARIA awards with her triple Platinum album, Brave, nominated as ARIA Album of the Year.
In 1992, Kate hit the stage to perform the role of Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar. The show’s star-studded cast, which included John Farnham, toured nationally, performing over 80 arena shows – the album being the biggest hit of the year, earning four times platinum status.
Ceberano has barely drawn breath since, racking up 25 albums over 35 years to be the most prolific Australian female recording artist of this era. In 2014, Ceberano became the first – and only – Australian woman to be inducted into the Australian Songwriters’ Association (ASA) Hall of Fame.
2016 saw Kate on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, becoming a member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the performing arts and charitable organisations.
Kate is widely respected across multiple industries of film, television and music. In recent times, she has been celebrated in her three year tenure as Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, transforming it into one of the most successful festivals in the country.
Her work, her craft and her vision are now imbued in our collective DNA. Kate Ceberano is a bone fide national treasure, possessing one of the great voices of her generation. Long may she run.
REVIEWS / TESTIMONIALS
“Kate is the best…do yourself a favour!”
“Truly one of the great voices this country has produced. Kate sings with such passion, heart and joy it is impossible not to be completely carried to wherever she wants you to go!!!! Not only an amazing singer but an extraordinary performer – Kate’s singing simply melts your heart.”
“Kate has an expressive, supple voice, equally at home singing pop or jazz.”
“Pure, soulful and powerful.”
Rolling Stone Magazine
“Australian music royalty.”
“There is no doubt that Kate is Australian musical royalty, not just as a performer, as a writer and with that wonderful voice. Kate embodies all that is great about creativity and music in Melbourne. A wonderful, wonderful 30 years of giving, not just to Melbourne and Australia but to the whole world.”
Robert Doyle – Lord Mayor, Melbourne
“Kate could really sing anything really, she’s a wonderful singer who has built up a legion of fans.”
“She’s got great integrity and honesty, and a lack of pretence which permeates through her performance!”
“Ceberano is simply mesmerizing.”
Juliette Lewis – Oscar nominated actress & singer
“She is one of the most natural musicians I know. Her expressive range is vast and seemingly effortless, and she is a delightful human being. A remarkable contributor and a remarkable career.”
“Kate Ceberano is a fine musician, a great songwriter, a wonderful entertainer and a fantastic Australian.”
“Kate is a rare artist in that she has her head in the clouds yet her feet planted firmly on the ground.”
“Kate has such a magical aura, it’s empowering to be in the same space as her. She’s the most alluring and emotionally potent performer I’ve ever seen.”
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