Quickly gaining a reputation as an utterly captivating performer and brilliant storyteller, Loren’s connection to her audience has left many with both joy and tears.
When Loren Kate finished high school she set out in search of adventure. With a few dollars in her pocket she jumped on the train and headed to Northern NSW. She began busking for her dinner and shelter and learning about music from the local street folk… Now ten years on and Loren Kate has performed at many venues and festivals around the country including; WOMADelaide 2014, Nannup Music Festival WA, Peats Ridge Folk Festival NSW, Fleurieu Folk Festival SA, Earthdance WA, Alice Desert Festival NT, Oenpelli Open Day NT, Go Organic Festival SA, and recently at Fairbridge Music.
Loren has performed alongside artists including Vika and Linda Bull, Tinpan Orange, Harry James Angus, Archie Roach, Mama Kin, Eric Bogle and international songwriters Kristina Olsen, Enda Kenny and Steve Poltz. After a successful crowd funding campaign where over $16,000 was raised in 3 months from more than 220 fans, Loren recorded her third album ‘Moving On’ with producer, Paul McKercher (Augie March, Pete Murray, You am I, Sarah Blasko) in September 2013 and toured the country, delighting audiences with her heart-warming and intimate storytelling-style.
The success of ‘Moving On’ includes extensive airplay on ABC Radio National’s ‘Inside Sleeve’ with Robbie Buck ,Triple J’s ‘Roots n’ All’ with Sarah Howells and a number one chart placement on AMRAP’s AirIT charts for 4 weeks running!
Most recently Loren won the 2014 Telstra Road to Discovery program, Australias most authentic grassroots talent development program for singer/songwriters. The win enabled Loren to record her new EP, 'Til Night Meets The Sun', produced by Glen Hannah and will also see her perform at The Americana Festival in Nashville this year.
I wrote this song for my ex-partner who passed away a few years ago. He was a dear friend and a big teacher in my life. On the way to the hospital to say my last goodbye, this song started writing itself. I was trying to find the words to say, but what can you say to someone who’s about to pass away? I just wanted him to feel my love, and take it with him. -Loren