Kate Vigo

Kate Vigo

 Melbourne, Victoria, AUS
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

With her next musical mission Kate Vigo continues her cosmic journey through and outside of genres, calling upon her uncanny non-linear perception of time that allows her to see everything that was, is, or could be at the same time.

Biography

The New Single - The Stereo:
A desperado-disco shoot out. Donna Summer stares down Nancy Sinatra in a dark disco party track where retro synths mingle with classic 60s guitar.

The New Album:
Snappy pop tunes with driving tempos and peppy beats and lyrics. Something to dance around your bedroom to! Reminiscent of production sounds that the Rage generation grew up with, referencing vintage classics but informed with a contemporary edginess. Like a 60’s girl band flirting with 80’s pop, tainted with a mood-lit soundscape that draws from David Lynch imagery.

Kate Vigo Bio:
With her next musical mission Kate Vigo continues her cosmic journey through and outside of genres, calling upon her uncanny non-linear perception of time that allows her to see everything that was, is, or could be at the same time. From the unearthing of raw and acoustic timbres as realised in her last exploration “Someone Better”, to her endeavour to fuse the organic and the synthetic in her upcoming sessions with renowned producer and composer Jan Skubiszewski along with band member and co-producer Dan Macdonald, Kate will undoubtedly prove herself as an artist in full command of her craft. Kate’s fearless compositional approach salutes her influences from “The Immaculate Collection” to “Blue Velvet” and flows out into her song writing, capturing a reminiscence combined with a contemporary feel to her upcoming release.

The new album promises driving tempos and peppy beats and lyrics; Kate says “A lot of my existing work is a little dark and broody, inspired by the beauty in tragedy. Now I feel like I want to have fun and write songs people can dance around in their bedroom to. There is definitely still a dark element though”.

Coming from an enriched musical platform Kate has unrelentingly launched herself at a vast array of projects, including a recent collaboration with Clare Bowditch that will feature on the new album. In 2010 Kate’s attitude toward her craft propelled her into the Australian Music consciousness and achievements such as a Musicoz Award for Best Video for ‘The Way You Are’, selection to attend the APRA/AMCOS Song Summit in Sydney, featuring on MAX Music, a track on Network Ten’s new series Offspring, a live performance on ABC’s Art Nation, and receiving radio airplay on Triple J, Radar Radio and Fox FM.

FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
•2011 – The Famous Spiegeltent, The Arts Centre, VIC
• 2011 – St Kilda Music Festival, VIC
• 2011 – Cool Summer Festival, VIC
• 2010 – Queenscliff Music Festival, VIC
• 2010 – Rhythms in the Valley, VIC
• 2010 – Brunswick Music Festival, VIC
• 2010 – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
• 2010 – The Spiegeltent, Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide Fringe, SA
• 2010 – Shepparton Festival, VIC
• 2010 – Mount Beauty Music Festival, VIC
• 2010 – Falls Creek Music Festival, VIC
• 2010 – Australia Day at The Docklands, VIC
• 2009 – Queensland Multicultural Festival, QLD
• 2009 – Semaphore Music Festival, SA

AWARDS

• 2010 - Arts Victoria Music Career Building Grant
• 2010 - Australia Council Presentation and Promotion Grant
• 2010 - Victorian Winner of APRA/AMCOS Song Summit
• 2010 - Winner of Music Oz Best Video Clip for ‘The Way You Are’
• 2009 - Finalist in the NA2R Competition (New Artists to Radio)
• 2009 - Shortlisted as APRA’s Vanda and Young Songwriter of the Year
• 2007 - Runner-up in Independent Music Awards

RELEASES

• 2010 – EP: Someone Better, Independent/MGM
• 2009 – Single: The Way You Are, Independent/MGM
• 2008 – Remixes EP: It is Love, Independent/MGM
• 2007 – Album: It is Love, Independent/MGM

RADIO AIRPLAY & TELEVISION

• Nova
• Triple J
• Fox FM – Australian First
• Radar Radio (Austereo digital radio)
• ABC Radio National
• FBi Radio
• PBS
• Triple R
• Joy FM
• Southern FM
• 97.9FM – Living In The Land Of Oz
• Soundtrack of Channel Ten’s Offspring
• Rage (ABC TV) – Indie Video Clip of the Week
• MAX Music – First Play with Yumi
• Art Nation (ABC TV)
• Phoenix FM
• Radio Adelaide
• Voice FM
• 3CR
• Coast FM
• 3 Way FM
• ABC Radio – Various Stations

REVIEWS

“A great record, full of vocal magic and seductive loops that are by turns playful, wistful and dark. It’s experimental pop that’s still fun, sitting somewhere between Billie Holiday and Zap Mama…self-penned wistful love-songs which are personal, but oddly universal…Eclectic, versatile, part pop, electronic and stylish ‘60s torch rock, all awesome.”
Beat Magazine

“Kate Vigo’s voice is soaring…her poignant portrayal stops you in your tracks.”
Inpress

“A little bit pop, and a whole lot entrancing.”
Herald Sun, HIT

“In the wake of Lily Allen, Adele and Duffy, Britain has put out such an army of young, nice-but-mouthy-when-they-need-to-be soulful female singers. Vigo’s doing a damn impressive job of picking up our local slack in this department, proving as vocally powerful and potentially feisty as any of the above.”
Rave Magazi

Lyrics

The Way You Are

Written By: Kate Vigo

The Way You Are

It’s not that you don’t call
No it’s not that
And it’s not that you bore me
No it’s not that at all

(CH)
It’s just the way
The way you are, wow wow wow

It’s not that you don’t like my friends
And I don’t like your friends
And I wish. I wish it was so simple as to say
That it was something that could change

But it’s not what you do
And it’s not what you say
And it’s never going to change
But I wouldn’t want you to

(CH)
It’s just the way
The way you are

(Bridge)
Oh after all this time
I thought that I could change you
Into what I wanted you to be
What a stupid thing to doooooo

And I wish, I wish it was so simple
As to say that it was something that would change
But it’s not what you do
And it’s not what you say
No it’s not that
It’s yoooooooooooooooou
It’s yoooooooooooooooou

Discography

It Is Love, Album
The Way You Are, Single

Set List

Usually 2 sets of x 45min or 1 set of 60min