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Kate Miller-Heidke releases the UK version of her independently funded album O Vertigo! on Cooking Vinyl on April 6th. Kate is an Australian singer-songwriter who lives between the worlds of classical music and contemporary pop. The lead track from the album Share Your Air is a newly recorded version with UK singer-songwriter Andy Burrows.
O Vertigo! was funded entirely by the direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic, with Kate smashing the records for quickest and most successful crowdfunding campaign by an Australian artist. Kate achieved her goal in only 3 days, and the campaign went on to reach over 215% of its original target. O Vertigo! debuted at No.4 on the Australian charts and she was nominated for a prestigious ARIA award. Prior to this, Kate released 3 studio albums through Sony in Australia. Her 2012 album, Nightflight, debuted at No.2 on the ARIA album charts and No.1 on the iTunes album charts there, while previous releases Little Eve and Curiouser achieved gold and double-platinum sales. . In 2009 she became the first Australian to win the grand prize in the International Songwriting Competition for ‘Caught in the Crowd’.
Kate has toured Australia and the world numerous times, and has played festivals such as Coachella, The Great Escape, Lilith Fair, Splendour In The Grass, the Woodford Folk Festival and the Byron Bay Blues Festival. She recently performed her first headline show at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Vivid LIVE festival.
Trained as a classical singer at the Queensland Conservatorium, Kate recently performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in John Adams' The Death of Klinghoffer. She has performed several roles for the English National Opera, and in Jerry Springer The Opera at the Sydney Opera House. The Rabbits is her debut opera as a composer