She’s been Australia’s high priestess of pop, an award winning jazz singer, wears the hat of a fine artistic director and, above all that, Kate Ceberano is a songwriter with the talent to take a tune to the top of the charts.
2016 saw the release of the Kate Ceberano Anthology, her 24th album – three disc, 53 Song celebration of the 30 year anniversary since the release of her 1st album “Bear Witness” with Kate fronting the band I’m Talking. Remarkably, she shows no sign of slowing down, let alone stopping.
In 2014 Kate Ceberano became the first Australian woman to be inducted into the Australian Songwriters Association (ASA) Hall of Fame. Her achievements have now included five Platinum albums, five Gold albums and over 2 million albums sold in Australia alone.
In 2016, Kate released Anthology, a celebration of Kate’s iconic 35 year career, which marks the 30th anniversary of the release of I’m Talking’s “Bear Witness” and is a comprehensive look at Kate’s impressive back catalogue. Including a selection of new songs, and never before released tracks including Kate’s cover of The Carpenter’s “We’ve Only Just Begun” which was the end title track from the iconic Australian movie The Castle, and two songs written and performed with Paul Kelly, and also duets with some of music’s biggest names (John Farnham, Ronan Keating, David Campbell, Wendy Matthews, Jon Stevens and more).
Adding to Kate’s already impressive list of honours, in June of 2016, Kate was awarded an Order of Australia for Charitable Work, and Services to the Music Industry.
Twenty four albums over 30 years makes Kate Ceberano the most prolific Australian female recording artist of this era. Kate Ceberano is a bone fide national treasure, possessing one of the great voices of her generation. Long may she run.