“One of the most divine singer/songwriters in the universe. She can crack you open and expose your rawness, then wrap you back up so you can leave safe and warm. She, Loren Kate, is a special one.”
-Phaedra Watts, Nannup Music Festival Director
Quickly gaining a reputation as an utterly captivating performer and brilliant storyteller, Loren Kate is fast becoming one of the most important voices on the contemporary folk scene.
When Loren 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 is delighting audiences all over the world with her heart-warming and intimate storytelling-style.
"While a far, far cry from gospel music, it shares that same uplifting spiritualism. It ain't preachy. Uh-uh. More so, 'stubbornly positive' - ie putting one foot in front of the other, and fighting. It organically stems from this place - of endurance; perseverance. But it's not some pretentious shtick. It's simply Loren on a plate. What she does, is communicate, and hopefully inspire. But it's not just her honesty that differentiates her, but the way she moulds her music around the narrative. ". - weekendnotes.com
Loren has toured Australia and performed at many major festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, WOMADelaide, The National Folk Festival, Nannup Music Festival WA, Peats Ridge Folk Festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival SA, Oenpelli Open Day NT and Fairbridge Music Festival.
In late 2014, Loren won the ‘Road to Discovery’, Australia’s most authentic grassroots talent development program for singer/songwriters. The win enabled Loren to record her her EP, 'Til Night Meets The Sun', produced by the late Glen Hannah and saw her perform at the 2015 Americana Festival in Nashville.
In 2016 Loren was Award 'Songwriter of the Year' through The Song Comp and in 2017, Loren took out the Lis Johnson Award for Vocal Excellence at the National Folk Festival.
Over the last couple of years, Loren has been busy writing and turning an old shed in her home town of Aldinga, into one of Australia's most intimate live music venues, Cooee Arthouse.
Loren is set to record a new album in January 2021, which is set for release in Autumn.
“If you haven’t heard of Loren Kate, you clearly haven’t been listening in the right places.” -thebrag.com