“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
When Loren Kate finished secondary school, she set out in search of adventure. Armed with only a guitar, a backpack and a few dollars in her pocket, she jumped on a
train and travelled 800km to Byron Bay on the NSW North Coast. In this bustling coastal town, Loren Kate began busking and learning more about music from the local street folk. It wasn’t long before the crowds began to gather to listen to her stories.
Loren Kate is now an award-winning songwriter and has performed at many festivals across Australia including WOMADelaide (SA), Woodford Folk Festival (QLD), National Folk Festival (ACT), Mullum Music Fest (NSW), Bello Winter Music Fest (NSW), Nannup Music Festival (WA), Fairbridge Music Festival (WA), Fleurieu Folk Festival (SA), Maldon Folk Festival + more.
Loren Kate’s music has enjoyed much praise across the country, with extensive airplay on ABC Radio National’s Inside Sleeve and Triple J’s Roots n’ All. Her EP, ‘Til Night Meets the Sun’ topped the AMRAP AIRIT charts for four weeks running and she has been the recipient of a number of awards and accolades including:
FINALIST - International Songwriting Competition 2020
WINNER- National Folk Festival LIS JOHNSON AWARD for Vocal Excellence 2017
WINNER – The Song Comp SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR 2016
WINNER – THE SONG COMP Best Country, Best Singer/songwriter, Best Ballad, Best Folk 2016
WINNER – ASA Country Song of The Year 2015
FINALIST Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition 2015
WINNER – Road to Discovery Award 2014
Loren Kate has just recorded her new album, produced by Shane Nicholson. The album is set for release in late Spring 2021.
“If you haven’t heard of Loren Kate, you clearly haven’t been listening in the right places.” -thebrag.com