Doors Open 2pm, Show starts 3pm (with intermission).
Premium Seats: $52.00+bf
A-Reserved Seats: $44.00+bf
General Admission: $33.00+bf &
$35 at the door (if available)
Kate says this show will be a “bootleg session” which will include covers of her own songs, covers of some of her favourite Australian artists and just for fun she’ll sneak in a couple of new songs. Under the banner of “Ceberano + Co.” Kate will be joined by her ever-faithful musicians Rodrigo Bustos, Kathleen Halloran, Alison Ainsworth and Jess Fairlie. Kate Ceberano’s live show is nothing short of world class and it’s a rare treat for her to perform solo in her hometown.
Expect to be charmed, surprised and spirited away when Kate returns to the MEMO Music Hall with “Ceberano + Co”, Sunday 4 November.
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. She is now co-directing the Live Love Life Festival with renowned artist, David Bromley.
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.
Kate is supported by the wonderful Alma Zygier. Alma has long been fascinated by the pre war era of Jazz; the singers, Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Memphis Minnie, & the Broadway composers who largely provided the repertoire, Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Rodgers.
She has a voice from another era & brings an emotional maturity to her performance that belies her years. Performing with a similarly minded group of hot young players she brings her American Songbook repertoire to the 21st century.
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