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Malt Cafe Thursday 27th March
Kate Ceberano

For the first time, Kate Ceberano, one of Australia’s best-loved entertainers, shares her story

In her own unmistakable voice, Kate Ceberano takes us on a very personal journey from her suburban childhood, her

immersion in the Melbourne club scene of the eighties and her rise to stardom at the age of fourteen when she fronted the wildly popular funk band I’m Talking, to the life of a female performer and recording artist in London, Los Angeles and New York.

With parallel careers as a pop and jazz singer and songwriter, Kate has received the highest awards in the Australian music industry including the ARIA for Best Female Artist. She has delighted audiences in Harry M. Miller’s hugely successful ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, won a legion of fans when she won ‘Dancing with the Stars’, and made a triumphant debut for Opera Australia in ‘South Pacific’. Now she reveals, for the first time, just what that was like.

People have been talking about Kate Ceberano since she was a teenager: Hugh Jackman described her as having ‘truly one of the great voices this country has produced’; for Rolling Stone she is ‘pure, soulful and powerful’. Now Kate is talking for herself.

Accompanied by never before published photos *Kate Ceberano’s career as an acclaimed and much loved singer-songwriter and performer spans 25 years.

*Kate’s career has been diverse and along with the critical and commercial success of her own recordings, the recording of Kate’s performance with John Farnham in Jesus Christ Superstar went platinum four times and as Artistic Director, she has led the Adelaide Cabaret Festival to break box office records.

*Awards include 2 Countdown Awards, 3 ARIA Awards, 3 MO Awards (for jazz), an Outstanding Achievement in the Arts in Asia Award, 3 People’s Choice Awards and a Logie (for most popular music video).

*I’m Talking’s ‘Trust Me’, ‘Do You Wanna Be?’ and ‘Holy Word’ were all top ten hits; as were Kate’s solo singles such as ‘Bedroom Eyes’ and ‘Pash’; Kate also provided vocals for The Models ARIA number one single ‘Out of Mind, Out of Sight’ and their number two single, ‘Barbados’.

Written by Andrew Martin — March 03, 2014