KATE CEBERANO - New performance date announced FRIDAY 17 September
Fronting pop funk band I’M TALKING, Kate notched up 5 consecutive hit singles and a Platinum debut album ‘Bear Witness’ (The 100 Best Australian Albums). The year was 1986 and Kate won Most Popular Female Artist at the Countdown Awards.
Barely drawing breath since, Kate’s racked up 28 albums over 35 years whilst effortlessly moving around genres. 13 X Platinum status, 8 X Gold, 3 x ARIA awards and 7 nominations for Best Female Artist, Kate is Australian entertainment royalty. She performed across the country in the legendary Australian Made tour with INXS, Barnesy & Divinyls, starred in Jesus Christ Superstar with John Farnham, had her own hit tonight show ‘Kate Ceberano & Friends’ on the ABC TV, first Australian woman inducted into the Australian Songwriters Association (ASA) Hall of Fame in 2014, just to name a few of her milestones.
Kate Ceberano is a most diverse and creative tour-de-force, possessing one of the great voices of her generation.
Kate’s latest album SWEET INSPIRATION (ARIA Top 5), places Kate in the pantheon of acts who have achieved Top 10 ARIA albums over 5 decades; 80’s / 90’s / 00’s / 10’s and now 2010’s; joining AC/DC, Kylie Minogue, Midnight Oil and Queen.
Due to boarder closures Ben Butler is now unable to attend and perform - we now have the incredible Kathleen Halloran on board, read more about Kathleen:
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KATHLEEN HALLORAN - BIO
Kathleen Halloran is a multifaceted freelance guitarist based in Melbourne. Kathleen first picked up a guitar, at the age of 11, after drawing inspiration from the music of the 60’s including The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel and James Taylor. Guitar lessons followed and she has been gigging since the age of 16, with beginnings in local cover bands and musical theatre shows. By 18, Kathleen considered herself a full time musician and hasn’t looked back since. Kathleen is a passionate side-woman and has shared the stage/collaborated with Australian music icons such as Kate Ceberano, Brian Cadd as well as artists including Sammy J, Jade MaCrae and Jessica Hitchcock to name a few. She has also branched out into musical theatre, performing as a pit musician in professional productions namely School Of Rock and Bring It On and as deputy guitarist for productions such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
Whilst being a passionate rock/pop/blues guitarist, Kathleen’s musicality originates in the jazz genre, for which she studied at the Victorian College of the Arts. Kathleen also presents her original compositions as the 'Kathleen Halloran Trio' and regularly performs with various Australian jazz ensembles and artists, including Kate Ceberano and Andrea Keller. Her trio featured at the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival, Stonnington Jazz festival, the 2020 Melbourne International Jazz Festival and regularly sells out shows at the Paris Cat Jazz Club (in Melbourne).
Singer/songwriter Taylor Sheridan, started his career as a young teenager in Rural Victoria and describes his music as 'soulfully acoustic' with influences varying from Stevie Wonder all the way to James Taylor.
Taylor always combine elements of these different styles to make something fresh.
“Singing soulfully is something that feels incredibly natural to me and I love the storytelling of the acoustic folk and singer/songwriters.
Lyrics and melody are where my heart lies but if you find the right chords that genuinely excite you, that’s the real pay-off."
Sheridan says he feels most comfortable when he is on stage with just a guitar and his voice.
“I don’t really know any different to be honest; I know how I want my music to come across so I think playing solo allows me to achieve a more genuine show.”
Having released two independent EP’s and a string of singles, Taylor has toured with some of Australia's finest acts - just him and his guitar - including Pete Murray, Thirsty Merc, Daryl Braithwaite and John Farnham.
2019 was a milestone year for Taylor. Off the back of opening Regional Touring's Red Hot Summer shows, Taylor released the single ‘Nothing Wrong’ debuting on the AIR charts at #8 (Ind Labels) and #2 (100% Singles). Following this Taylor went on to tour nationally with Vanessa Amorosi and then Jon Stevens. Following stand out reviews from his peers, Taylor was called up to open the sold out One Electric Day shows.
Culminating his successes of 2019, Taylor played his debut headline show to a SOLD OUT audience at Birds Basement in Melbourne.
With a distinguishable talent for lyrics and an engaging stage presence, new music planned and a tour, 2020 is sure to be another standout year for Taylor Sheridan.
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