KATE CEBERANO ANNOUNCES STUNNING NEW ALBUM
MY LIFE IS A SYMPHONY
A CELEBRATION OF HER BRILLIANT CAREER, SPANNING FOUR DECADES
RECORDED WITH MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
RELEASED MAY 12 – PRE-ORDER HERE
LEAD SINGLE ‘PASH’ OUT NOW
TOURING FROM MAY – DECEMBER THIS YEAR
Universally revered Australian artist Kate Ceberano (AM) has announced the release of her new album ‘My Life Is A Symphony’, scheduled for Friday, May 12 through ABC Music.
The lavishly decorated Melbourne artist’s ruby anniversary finds her at the dawn of a new era and this release is a breathtaking celebration of her songwriting and recording career.
In what will be her 30th album, this release and accompanying tour brings Kate Ceberano back to her essence as a musical force, an electrifying live performer and one of the greatest voices of her generation.
The longplayer features reimagined versions of her most iconic songs, Brave and Pash and personal favourites spanning her four decades in the business. All tracks have been recorded with epic cinematic arrangements by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and were written or co-written by Ceberano.
The release was mixed by by Grammy nominated Justin Stanley (Prince, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney) and Lachlan Carrick (Gotye, Elvis soundtrack), produced by Stanley and Roscoe James Irwin (The Cat Empire / The Bamboos), Irwin also wrote the arrangements and orchestrations.
“This album was conceived and the orchestra recorded in the last months before the Covid “blackout”! After several years of waiting to complete it, when I finally got to return to the project and record the vocals it was a very emotional experience for me…back in a studio where i had recorded Brave 35 years before – and with my daughter now singing BV’s. I never wanted to take any thing for granted again. I was more committed, bolder, and more willing to back my stories and songwriting. The power of the orchestra, the arrangements by my talented friend Roscoe have given new life to songs that together we cherrypicked from my albums over the years. Songs that are meaningful to me, earmarking personal memories and travelling with me across 4 decades.”
A national tour with state orchestras commences with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Hamer Hall on Saturday May 27, followed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at Festival Theatre on Saturday June 10 as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival opening weekend, celebrating 50th anniversary of the Adelaide Festival Centre.
These peformances are certain to be a stunning live reflection of Ceberano’s rise to the pinnacles of rock, pop, soul and jazz.
With 11 platinum albums, 10 Top 10 singles, 4 ARIA Awards from 19 nominations and over 8,000 live performances, Kate Ceberano is one of the most celebrated Australian artists of all time.
To quote Hugh Jackman, “Truly one of the great voices this country has produced. Kate sings with such passion, heart and joy it is impossible not to be completely carried to wherever she wants you to go!!!! Not only an amazing singer but an extraordinary performer – Kate’s singing simply melts your heart.”
SIA concurs,“Kate has always been one of my favorites. I was obsessed with her as a kid and attended as many of her concerts as I was allowed; I love her. Incredibly talented, great voice and an important influence on me. Congratulations Kate!”
Fellow respected Australian artist, James Reyne said today, “Kate is truly a modern Renaissance woman. Singer, songwriter, painter, actor, chanteuse, consummate television queen-pin, and in the greatest sense of the word, and to paraphrase the mighty Cole, a delightful, delicious, delectable, de-lovely Diva. She is also vivacious and funny and grounded and kind. And quite unafraid of speaking her mind.”
Jimmy Barnes added, “Kate is a performer with boundless energy and enthusiasm. The love she has for her art is contagious. Watching Kate sing live is always a joy. The first time I saw her on stage she moved me and she still does to this day.”
Forthcoming LIVE shows:
– Remaining capital city dates with state orchestras will be announced shortly –
SAT MARCH 11 Brighter Days Festival, Bright, VIC
SAT MARCH 18 Lighthouse Theatre’s 40th Anniversary, Warrnambool, VIC
SAT MAY 27 Hamer Hall / Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, VIC
SAT JUNE 10 Adelaide Festival Centre’s Festival Theatre / Adelaide Symphony Orchestra / Adelaide Cabaret Festival, SA
WED JULY 5 Big Red Bash, Birdsville, QLD
FRI AUGUST 18 Mundi Mundi Bash, Broken Hill, NSW
FRI AUGUST 25 Stranded in the Whitsunday’s – KC, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Black Sorrows, Mahalia Barnes – QLD