The Face for the Festival for 2013 is the great Australian singer and songwriter Kate Ceberano. For more than 25 years Kate has been a leading figure in Australia’s music scene.
As her website (www.kateceberano.com) states, Kate first found gained attention with her funk band ‘I’m Talking’. Their only album produced three top ten singles, went Platinum and saw named Best New Talent at the 1984 Countdown Awards. The awards continued for Kate who was named Best Female Vocalist at the 1985 Countdown Awards and Best Female Singer at the 1985 ARIAs.
Kate’s first solo album, Kate Ceberano and Her Septet released in 1987, continued her success. Her next album, You’ve Always Got the Blues, earned her a 1988 ARIA award for Best Female Artist. She picked up the award again the following year as well as one for Highest Selling Single for Bedroom Eyes for her triple platinum album Brave.
Kate’s talents have not been confined to music. In the early 1990s she had her own late night cabaret-style TV show called Kate Ceberano and Friends and more recently she has appeared on Dancing with the Stars, It Takes Two and Who Do You Think You Are.
Kate’s amazing career combined with her charity work, she is an Ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, makes her the perfect choice for the Face of the Festival.
Well-known and leading entertainer Jay Laga’aia is the Face of the Children’s Sanctuary at this year’s National Multicultural Festival. With his musical and performing talents and well-known for his television and film roles he is sure to be a hit with both children and adults!