Australian Singer, Songwriter, Actor, multiple ARIA award winner. Renowned for her soulful and powerful vocal style, singer / songwriter Kate Ceberano has won almost every entertainment award in Australia. She has released five Platinum albums, four Gold albums, selling in excess of 1 million albums in Australia alone, performed countless sell-out tours, starred in acclaimed feature films and hosted her own television show 'Kate & Friends'.
Kate first came to prominence as lead vocalist at 15 years of age, for the funk band I’m Talking. The group’s album produced three top ten singles, went Platinum and won Best New Talent (1984) at the Countdown Awards. Kate won Best Female Vocalist (1985) at the Countdown Awards as well as Best Female Singer (1985) at the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. However after just one album, the group broke up and Kate went solo.
Kate’s first solo album was the live set Kate Ceberano and Her Septet (1987). Her following album You've Always Got The Blues (1988) earned her an ARIA Award for Best Female Artist (1988). One year later, Kate won another ARIA for Best Female Artist (1989) as well as one for Highest Selling Single (1989), which was Bedroom Eyes. At the end of 1990, she received three prestigious MO Awards for Jazz Performer, Female Rock Performer and Contemporary Concert Performer of the Year.
In 1992, Kate performed the role of Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar (1992), which toured Australia and also featured John Farnham. Kate followed this with her own late-night cabaret-style show on ABC TV called Kate Ceberano And Friends (1993-1994). In 1996 Kate release her next solo album Blue Box, which went Gold and saw her nominated for another Best Female Arist ARIA. In 1997 Kate wrote and released what has become an Australian classic - 'Pash'. It went Gold and established Kate as one of our leading female song-writers.
Ceberano has also appeared in the feature film Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (2002), Dust Off The Wings (1996), Garbo (1990) and telemovie Arguing the Toss of a Cat (1989). She also performs as a special guest with acclaimed Los Angeles improv group the Really Spontaneous Theatre Company.
In 2005, Ceberano appeared as a judge on the Australian version of the television reality show 'X Factor'.
On February 5, 1996, Ceberano married filmmaker Lee Rogers. They have a daughter, Gypsy, who was born on January 6, 2004.