She has achieved tremendous things with her music career and travelled the world singing songs that are close to her heart. In this interview, singer Kate Ceberano tells Deborah how proud she is to be part of the Australian music community. She also shares a touching story about being on stage at an Olivia Newton-John fundraising event.
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. A woman widely respected across various mediums, Kate as a singer has gathered numerous awards: as well as occasionally lighting up our big and small screens (Dancing with the Stars, Who Do You Think You Are? and Getaway), she is also well known for her charity work. Then there was her award-winning performance in South Pacific and the penning of her acclaimed autobiography I’m Talking. She counts motherhood to daughter Gypsy as her biggest achievement yet. 23 albums over 30 years makes Ceberano the most prolific Australian female artist of this era. 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.