Sunday Entertainment Guide 2019
VJAM STAGE - SUNDAY
2.45pm Headline – Kate Ceberano
Multi ARIA award winning artist, Kate Ceberano, has been in the business for over 35 years - writing and performing both jazz and pop music - with seven Platinum and seven Gold albums to her name.
Kate first came to prominence in the mid-80’s as a 15 year old sensation fronting pop funk band, I’m Talking. Five consecutive hit singles and a Platinum debut album, Bear Witness, led to a swag of awards including Best New Talent at the 1984 Countdown Awards, followed up by Best Female Artist in the '85 and '86 Countdown Awards. After launching her solo career, Kate took out Best Female Artist at the '88 and '89 ARIA awards with her triple Platinum album, Brave, nominated as ARIA Album of the Year.
In 1992, Kate hit the stage to perform the role of Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar. The show’s star-studded cast, which included John Farnham, toured nationally, performing over 80 arena shows - the album being the biggest hit of the year earning four times platinum status.
Ceberano has barely drawn breath since, racking up 25 albums over 35 years to be the most prolific Australian female recording artist of this era. In 2014, Ceberano became the first - and only - Australian woman to be inducted into the Australian Songwriters' Association (ASA) Hall of Fame.
2016 saw Kate on the Queen's Birthday Honours List, becoming a member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the performing arts and charitable organisations.
Kate is widely respected across multiple industries of film, television and music. In recent times, she has been celebrated in her three year tenure as Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, transforming it into one of the most successful festivals in the country. She is now co- directing the Live Love Life Festival with renowned artist, David Bromley.
Her work, her craft and her vision are now imbued in our collective DNA. Kate Ceberano is a bone fide national treasure, possessing one of the great voices of her generation. Long may she run.
1.15pm Support - Brian Cadd
Fable launched a rock label called Bootleg Records in 1972 and Brian ran the label as well as being its first artist. The label became the most successful Independent record company in the history of Australian popular music up to that time.
The next few years saw many gold and platinum records as a solo artist and an array of prestigious awards for film scores, title songs and TV themes. In addition he produced many acts and wrote and produced some of Australia's most successful advertising music. Hits from this era include: Ginger Man, Let Go, Don’t You Know It’s Magic, Alvin Purple, Class Of 74 and Mamma Don’t Dance.
In July 2007, Brian was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. In the same year he was inducted into the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
As a writer, Brian has provided songs for an amazing string of artists both in Australia and internationally including: Joe Cocker, Ringo Starr, The Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Tyler, Yvonne Elliman, Little River Band, Charlie Daniels, Glen Campbell, Flying Burrito Brothers, Dobie Gray, Gene Pitney, Johnnny Halliday, Sylvie Vartan, Cilla Black, Trini Lopez, Russell Morris, John Farnham, Gina Jeffries, The Groop, Axiom, The Masters Apprentices and many more.
VJAM Stage Lineup ...
VJAM STAGE - SUNDAY
10.00am - Ross Challender Big Band
12.00pm - Billy Whitton & the Swinging' Hepcats
1.15pm - Brian Cadd
2.45pm - Kate Ceberano
KPMG Stage Lineup ...
KPMG STAGE - SUNDAY
10.15am - Studio of National Dancing
11.00am - Bee Bop
11.45am - Kim Roe Dance School
12.30pm - Mangus & Co
1.30pm - Leigh Ratcliffe
2.45pm - Heath Hodgetts