'Yours Was The Body' introduces to a UK audience the hugely talented Kate Miller-Heidke, an artist who has smashed all records to-date in her home country Australia, for the fastest and most successful crowd-funded album. When Kate parted company with her label she took the ever-growing independent route resulting in an overwhelming and very gratifying response from her army of loyal fans. 'O Vertigo' was funded entirely by the direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic with Kate achieving her goal in only 3 days and the campaign went on to reach over 215% of its original target.
New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones (New York Times, Village Voice, Spin) described her songs as "a big clutch of Pantone swatches". American writer Neil Gaiman compared her voice to "being fucked by butterflies". When people discuss Kate Miller-Heidke, the metaphors have to be big, in order to match that monumental voice
Off the back of this success 'O Vertigo' will be now be scheduled for release in the UK by Cooking Vinyl, who will be flying Kate over for a series of live introductory shows in May.
Kate is also well known in the world of Opera. She recently performed several roles for the English National Opera. In 2013 she appeared on stage as a holographic projection in their original production "Sunken Garden", while in 2012 she appeared in "The Death of Klinghoffer", a role she will be performing again this summer for the New York Metropolitan Opera.
With such a background it is no surprise that her live performance and vocal range is something to behold. Come and check out Kate's first UK solo performances at the following:
Wednesday 7th May London, St. Pancras Church
Thursday 8th May Brighton, The Great Escape Sound Gallery Showcase, Komedia, 2pm
Friday 9th May Brighton, The Great Escape, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
Sunday 11th May London, Hoxton Bar &Grill, Aussie BBQ