“Loren Kate is extraordinary – she brings warmth, tenderness and compassion to the world through her presence in both the performing and recording arenas. Her voice makes me weep with its direct and pure sincerity. Her songs contain a distilled spirituality and honesty that touch many, with exquisitely shaped melodies, glowing harmonic movement and lyrics resonant with deep poetic meaning. ” - Iain Grandage, Perth 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 North to Byron Bay.
In this bustling coastal town, Loren Kate began busking and learning more about music from the local street folk. It was here, at age 18, that Loren penned her first song. It wasn’t long before the crowds began to gather to listen to her stories.
Loren Kate is now a multi award-winning artist, recently winning the Americana Category of the prestigious International Songwriting Competition. Loren has earned the reputation as an utterly captivating performer and brilliant storyteller and has played countless sell-out shows and festivals all over the country.
Loren's latest record, titled ‘Nobody Knows’, was released in 2022. 'Nobody Knows' was recorded and produced by Shane Nicholson, at the Sound Hole, NSW. The album is a timeless collection of stunning new songs. With raw emotion at the forefront, wearing her stories and life experiences on her sleeve, Loren Kate once again bares her heart and soul for us to hear.
Loren Kate's songwriting is undeniably beautiful, she writes with a depth and passion that is rare and inspiring.
“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