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Novermber 26th 2012

Hello Everyone,

You have not heard from me in a while but it’s good to be back.

I have spent some time out to just get an overview of everything I have done over the last couple of years, press the reset button and think about what I want to do next. I’ve got some ideas that I’m really excited about and after seeing the Diana Vreeland movie the other night I’m even more inspired! I think she would have dug my new, way out video clip. If you have not already, you can sign up to my mailing list and have an exclusive pre-release viewing of the video clip for Not the One.

Click here to sign up.

It has not yet ‘hit the press’ or been seen by anyone except the guy who made it, Benjamin Portas from Kids in Cloaks and some of my family. I thought it might be nice for you guys to see it first.

Oh yeah and I’ve been entering a few song competitions and ‘Wanna Run’ came second in the APRA International Unsigned Only Song Competition. It is also a finalist in the ASA Song competition. See what happens.

                                                                      

Keep an eye on this space xox

 

Hunter Gatherer National Tour Co-headline with Emmy Bryce

 

HUNTER & GATHERER CO-HEADLINE TOUR

Two of indie pop’s newest darlings, Kate Vigo and Emmy Bryce, are proud to announce their upcoming co-headline tour.  The girls met in late 2011 and immediately connected over their mutual passion for music.  After spending some time together, the pair decided to team up and create a new live music experience for their fans.

The tour begins April 1st with a show only to be announced on their facebook bandpage.  On the facebook bandpage you will be able to see footage from the tour and photos and interact with Kate and Emmy.  Check it out!

 

 

 


Kate Vigo & Adam Martin @ The Toff 8/2/12

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are having a great start to the year.  We have been busy planning a national double bill tour with Melbourne artist Emmy Bryce.  The tour is scheduled for April this year.  We will keep you posted.  Check out Emmy’s music here (http://www.emmybryce.com/)

This Friday I will be doing a duo jazz performance with the amazing Novak Conrad on guitar.  We will be playing beautiful old-world song standards at a little out-of-the-way bar in the city called Sotto.

Friday 3rd February, free entry

7 – 10pm

Sotto E Spora

Equitable Place (between Collins st and Little Collins St, near Elizabeth St and it’s down the stairs)

Melbourne

Ph: 03 9602 2285

Map ref:

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=sotto+bar,+equitable+place&fb=1&gl=au&hq=sotto+bar,+equitable+place

The full Kate Vigo band will be doing a guest appearance at the Toff in Town with the wonderful Adam Martin.  It should be a great night.  Check Adam out here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWqgOqDEazc&feature=related)

Wednesday 8th February, $13 entry

7:30 – 11pm

The Toff in Town

2/252 Swanston St  Melbourne VIC 3000
(03)9639 8770

Follow this link to purchase tickets buy here

December Residency @ The Evelyn Hotel

 

Christmas is coming early to the good folk of Melbourne with the announcement that Kate Vigo will be bring her eclectic blend of electro-infused pop to Fitzroy’s The Evelyn Mondays in December.

The perfect salve for Mondayitius, Kate will be showcasing tracks from her upcoming long player Blue To Gold as well as selected gems from her previous incarnations. And if that wasn’t enough to tempt, lending support to festivities will be a many and varied array of the city’s lady-pop talent. Cookie Baker, Emmy Bryce, Lily Parker and Kelsey James will all be joining Kate for selected dates throughout the residency.

All this and more for the world beating price of free; this will be the one present this December you won’t be hunting for the receipt for.

December 5
Kate Vigo w/Emmy Bryce

December 12
Kate Vigo w/ Cookie Baker

December 19
Kate Vigo w/Lily Parker, Kelsey Jones

Wanna Run Launch – Toff – Pics

           

           

Also checkout the photo review on fasterloader: http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/gallery/24943/Kate-Vigo/photo#1

Wanna Run Single & Clip Launch

Hi Everyone,

Here is the video clip for the new single Wanna Run!!  I hope you like it.  We will be screening it at the single launch this Thursday the 6th of October at the Toff.  You can book here. Georgia Fields will kick off with her band at 8pm and we will be on stage from 9 until 10pm. Here is a first first look at the brand new clip:

Also have a look at the EPK we have made which talks about the making of upcoming record Blue to Gold out March 2012, :

 

Wanna Run will also be one of the first songs to be played on triple j’s brand new digital radio station.  It will be launched on Wednesday October 5th and it is a new platform which will be running around the clock and is dedicated specifically to new independent and unsigned Australian artists. You can find out more about it from the link below.

http://triplejunearthed.com/

Here are some pics from the clip shoot:

(See some photos)

Here is a link to the Unearthed website where you can hear the new single.

http://www.triplejunearthed.com/Artists/View.aspx?artistid=24787

 

 

Upcoming shows: 

 

Kate Vigo Wanna Run Single Launch

Thursday 6th October, 7:30

The Toff in Town

2/252 Swanston St

Melbourne VIC

$18 pre-sale, $20 on the door

Georgia Fields appear at 8 – 8:40pm

(http://www.myspace.com/georgiafields)

Kate Vigo appears 9 – 10pm

Book here

 

Kate Vigo Trio Supporting Sophie Koh

Thursday, November 3rd, 8:00pm

Northcote Social Club

301 High St, Northcote, VIC 3070

$15/$18

 

Wanna Run – Out Now!

Wanna Run’, is the second single from Kate Vigo’s upcoming release, Blue To Gold. Following the hypnotic disco jam, ’You’re Haunting Me’, ‘Wanna Run’ is an equally addictive proposition.

‘Wanna Run’ is an upbeat slice of electro-pop-rock, blessed with sunshine-speckled guitars overlaid with a Cure-esque synth riff and a bop around the lounge room in your jammies kind of beat – the perfect addition to your springtime playlist. Ostensibly detailing the struggle of finding one’s own path in life amid the tempest of competing expectations, the track’s punchy arrangement manages to find a perfect balance between vivacity and angst.

‘Wanna Run’ is indicative of the philosophy underpinning the creation of Blue To Gold. With renowned composer and producer Jan Skubiszewski at the production helm, Vigo has broadened her musical palette, taking influence from such divergent areas as disco electronica and indie folk to craft an elaborate yet delicately nuanced offering. A proper album in the true sense of the word, Blue To Gold explores two ends of the pop song spectrum; the moodier, darker side as evidenced in Vigo’s previous releases, harmonized with a snappier and more upbeat edge.

Vigo says “My music has always had a dark side but for this album I wanted to record some more uplifting songs and also have fun in the writing process”.

Vigo and her cohorts will launch ‘Wanna Run’ at The Toff In Town on October 6 before releasing her album Blue To Gold in March 2012 through The Planet Company/MGM.

For more information head to www.katevigo.com.au

 

Wanna Run – Unearthed

Hey guys… here is a link to my latest track on Triple J Unearthed, ENJOY!

Wanna Run – Triple J Unearthed

“Wanna Run” Clip Shoot

We shot the video clip for Wanna Run yesterday.  The shoot went for fourteen hours.  There were a lot of feathers flying around and I spent most of the day in a pajama suit.  Here are some photos …

New Video Clip ‘You’re Haunting Me’

Check out Kate Vigo’s new video clip ‘You’re Haunting Me’ !

“You’re Haunting Me” sees Vigo working again with Kess Broekman-Dattner, who directed her MusicOz Music Video of the Year winning ‘The Way That You Are’ in 2010. Captured by cinematographer Katie Milwright, ‘You’re Haunting Me’ utilizes projections over live action to stunning effect. Created with the help of motion graphic designers, Chris Moore of Studio Organic and Tobin Edwards of Defnative.com, the projections become characters in their own right, propelling the video’s otherworldly narrative.

Says Broekman-Dattner: “We didn’t want to have pretty pictures for pretty pictures’ sake, and so grounded the technique in the context of Vigo’s battle to overcome the clutches of an obsession from the depths of her dreams.”

September Shows announced

As the Kate prepares to launch her debut full length record “Blue To Gold” she has been asked to perform with Australian legends The Black Sorrows and Melbourne outfit The Vaudeville Smash. Here are all the details you need…
Kate Vigo Trio
Supporting The Black Sorrows
17th of September
The Caravan Music Club
95 – 97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh, Victoria, 3166
Tickets: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=11549
Doors @ 7:30

Kate Vigo
Supporting The Vaudeville Smash
24th of September
The Corner Hotel
57 Swan St, Richmond, Victoria
Tickets: https://www.cornerhotel.com/?gig=1316860200&venue=CH
Doors @ 8:30

See you all there…

‘You’re Haunting Me’ Trailer

Check out the trailer to Kate’s new video clip ‘You’re Haunting Me’ to be released next week!

Kate appears with ex-Frente

Hey guys,

Kate is making an appearance with the amazing ex-Frente on Saturday the 30th of July at the Caravan Music Club in Oakleigh, 95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh Victoria 3166.

Doors are at 8pm and you can get tickets here: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=12300.

This should be a fun night as Kate performs in a trio format with close attention paid to her eloquent songwriting. Click on the links below!!

http://ihartangie.net/

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=193670660688353

‘You’re Haunting Me’ Single Launch

Hello friends,

An amazing Melbourne musician, Kate Vigo is about to make herself known as a songwriting powerhouse with her next musical outing on Saturday the 9th of July. Kate Vigo releases the first single “You’re Haunting Me” from her upcoming full length record due out in September this year.

A prolific songwriter, Kate Vigo launches the first taste of her amazing first album with an official launch party at the Northcote Social Club with support from Hoy (formerly Houlette) and The Commas. Kate will also host the premier screening of the beautifully crafted video clip for the track (directed by award winning Kess Broekman-Dattner).

Be there at the Northcote Social Club on Saturday the 9th of July 2011, with doors opening at 8:30 with Kate and her band grace the stage at 10:30. Make sure you get there at 9pm for Hoy and The Commas as both acts showcase brand new material due for release later in the year.
PRESS RELEASE

‘You’re Haunting Me’ is the first single from Melbourne chanteuse/pop provocatrix Kate Vigo’s forthcoming self-titled album.

The track, musically reminiscent of the last bacchanalian days of 70s disco, heralds a darkness behind its glittering keyboard melodies and Vigo’s bright yet plaintive vocals. Equal parts sensuousness and danger, ‘You’re Haunting Me” details the battle to overcome the clutches of obsession from the depths of dreams between its sanguine beats. The track is accompanied by a stunning film clip utilising the talents of designer and projection artist Chris Moore, director of photography Katie Milwright and director Kess Broekman-Dattner.

Informed by such disparate artists as The Cure, Madonna and Technotronic, ‘You’re Haunting Me’ is a sublime piece of pop pastiche. Recorded by Kate and her bandmates, Dan MacDonald and Max Walker alongside Jackson Jackson production whizz Jan Skubiszewski, ‘You’re Haunting Me’ is perhaps a keyhole glance at the album to follow.

As Vigo explains, despite the inherent difficulties, this genre disconnect was integral to the creation of the album. “I don’t like to limit myself to one style, each song just comes out and is what it is. This was the challenge for Jan, to bring all the songs out in their own right as well as making a coherent album. At the end it all tied together and I think Jan has done the most amazing job. I couldn’t be more happy with it.”
REVIEWS

“Loved it from the moment I heard it. Indie cool a la Feist with a jazz/soul undertow. And such a wonderfully emotive voice. This is great stuff.”
Dom Alessio, triple j

 

“sexy beats – really good stuff great voice kate bring it on”
Rosie Beaton, triple j
Management:

Blank Tape Music
Cesar Rodrigues

Mobile: +61 433 179 617
Email: cesar@gmail.com.au
Publicity:

Show Off Services
Ashley Sambrooks

Mobile: +61 404 596 299
Email: ash@showoddrecordings.com
Radio & TV Publicity:

Varrasso PR
Frank Varrasso

Mobile: +61 407 411 161
Email: frank@varrassopr.com

New Single and Spiegeltent Gig

KATE VIGO’S 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 60’s guitar.
Available for download on iTunes Now!

KATE VIGO LAUNCHES NEW SINGLE “THE STEREO”
ON SAT MARCH 19th @ SPIEGELTENT
Alternative pop artist Kate Vigo launches her new single “The Stereo” on Sat 19th March at The Famous Spiegeltent.
Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Date: Saturday 19th March, 2011
Venue: The Famous Spiegeltent
Venue Address: The Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Road – Melbourne, VIC
Ticket Cost: Adults $25, Concession $20
Buy Tickets: The Famous Spiegel Garden
(http://www.theartscentre.com.au/whats-on/event.aspx?id=2438)
Performance Times: 5pm – 6pm

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

“Kate Vigo was born with the music inside her and she’s just trying to let it out. Truly awe-inspiring, breathtaking, a pleasure to watch and possessed of a voice that comes from somewhere deep and sacred, simple and fun …the romanticism and presence she exuded transformed the club into a secret French Resistance speakeasy.”
Libertine Magazine

www.katevigo.com.au / www.myspace.com/katevigo

Publicity:

Ashley Sambrooks
Show Off Services
Mobile: +61 404 596 299
Email: ash@showoffrecordings.com

Hottest 100 Vote For Me!

Hello shiny Kate Vigo supporters!

There are but THREE DAYS left to vote for the delicious Kate Vigo in the 2010 Triple J Hottest 100!

Awarded Best Video at the MusicOz red carpet event early in 2010, featuring on MAX Music with Yumi, Network Ten’s series ‘Offspring’ and airplay on radio across Australia, we think ‘The Way You Are’ deserves one tenth of your vote in this year’s count.

With a chance to win the Triple J Golden Ticket you’d be bananas not to vote – just visit Vote and click ‘Add Your Own’ to vote for Kate Vigo’s ‘The Way You Are’.

Voting closes at midnight this Sunday 16th January so get in quicksticks!

St Kilda Festival

Kate Vigo & The Underground Orchestra
Date: Sunday 13th February, 2011
Venue: O’Donnell Gardens
Venue Address: O’Donnell Gardens – St Kilda, VIC
Performance Times:
11.45am – 12.30pm: Kate Vigo & The Underground Orchestra
For full line-up and more information, please go to www.stkildafestival.com.au

Cool Summer Festival

Kate Vigo & The Underground Orchestra
Date: Saturday 19th February, 2011
Venue: Big D Stage
Venue Address: Big D – Mt Hotham, VIC
Ticket Cost: $66
Buy Tickets: Cool Summer Festival
Performance Times:
1:30pm – 2:15pm: Kate Vigo & The Underground Orchestra

Rhythms In The Valley Festival

With Winter becoming a distant memory and the promise of a magic Spring and glorious Summer ahead, The town of Wedderburn (1hr from Bendigo, 2 1/2hrs from Melbourne) throws it’s country arms open to everyone in grand style with Rhythms In The Valley Festival on Sunday Oct 24th.

Featuring some of the greatest names in Australian music, including Mark Seymour, Ross Wilson, Kate Vigo & The Underground Orchestra, Pete Rowland, The Croakers and Tinderbox with what promises to be a great family day out from 12noon – 6pm (gates open at 11am). The real beauty of this Festival though is that all proceeds go directly to the famers of the region to assist in drought relief, fire prevention etc.

Rhythms In The Valley is proud to present Mark Seymour, former lead singer of the now defunct Hunters and Collectors who redefined oz rock as well as writing the Aussie anthems “Throw Your Arms Around Me” and “Holy Grail”.

Also performing will be the vibrant Ross Wilson whose musical career has been five decades strong including playing for 60’s rock act The Pink Finks, the legendary Daddy Cool and who has also toured solo the world over as an ambassador for Oz music.

Also included in the stella line up is Kate Vigo and the Underground Orchestra whose music is a dance floor shakin’ martini of one part Billie Holiday to two parts Blondie and whose genre bending electronica takes modern music to new and dizzying heights of pop beauty.

On stage will also be the eclectic Pete Rowland and his guitar mastery encompasses everything from Gershwin to Gaga. A musicians’ musician who can swap between classic jazz and disco with a side order of 60’s pop in one dazzling set.

The atmospheric pop glory of Sydney band Tinderbox whose soaring guitar sound and epic tunes capture the true rock dream of escaping gravity willl also grace the stage, as will the rockin’ blues sounds of the fabulous Croakers.

An amazing family day with great food, excellent wines, a carnival atmosphere and some of Australia’s best live music, Rhythms In The Valley promises to be one of the must see events on the Victorian calendar this year and places great Australian music in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of historic gold town Wedderburn.

With tickets at the incredible price of $25 (even cheaper with pre sale bookings!) and with children under 12 free, Rhythms In The Valley provides a tasty musical tapas with something for everyone’s palette and making it a great day to take a drive through some beautiful countryside to spend the day kicking’ back to brilliant music by great Australian acts.

Tickets $20 +BF available now via www.moshtix.com

ABC’s Art Nation

ABC Art Nation Kate Vigo’s performances on Art Nation aired over the weekend, but if you weren’t able to catch the programs, fear not – the wonders of modern technology come to the rescue.

Someone Better featured in Art Nation’s special episode focused on design and coinciding with the Sydney Design Festival on Sunday night. You can watch the performance over and over again here:
http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s2975924.htm.

And Dangerous Heart will blow your mind here: http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s2975699.htm.

Vigo to the MAX

Kate Vigo will be featuring on MAX Music this week with her MusicOz Award winning film clip for ‘The Way You Are’. Tune in to MAX on your pay TV or watch episodes online: http://www.maxtv.com.au/max.

You can catch Kate on MAX’s First Play program hosted by Yumi at the following times:

Saturday 17th July – 7:30am
Tuesday 18th July – 10:30pm
Wednesday 19th July – 1:30pm

To view “The Way You Are” on visit the video page.

Super Vigo Sunday

Kate Vigo fans ahoy – Kate’s interview with Ben Wasley of Fox FM’s Australian First program will air this Sunday 11th July between 6pm-8pm. Tune in to hear some insight into your favourite Lady Vigo.

ABC Art Nation All radios should be tuned to 101.9FM this Sunday… just after you’ve finished watching Kate on ABC1 Art Nation at 5:30pm.

Kate’s music features on ‘Offspring’

Kate Vigo’s The Way You Are continues to gain national recognition, now featuring on a exciting new Australian television drama. The track will feature in an episode of the new television series Offspring, from the creators of The Secret Life of Us and Police Rescue, due to air in August 2010 on Network Ten.

You will also be able to buy the compilation CD of the amazing soundtrack of Offspring which includes contributions from Sia, Mumford & Sons, Sally Seltman, Dan Kelly, LCD Soundsystem, Angus & Julia Stone, Hot Chip and our very own Kate Vigo. The CD will be available for purchase as the first Offspring episodes go to air in August so be sure to grab your copy before they disappear.

KATE VIGO WINS MUSIC OZ AWARD FOR BEST VIDEO CLIP – 2010

At a red carpet awards ceremony at Sydney’s Town Hall on Fri 25th March, Kate Vigo and director Kess Broekman-Dattner took out the MUSIC OZ AWARD for BEST VIDEO CLIP
for Kate’s single “The Way You Are”. Big Congratulations!

Celebrating the vibrant growth and prosperity of independent and unsigned Australian music, the following artists were announced winners, making them Musicoz artists of the year for 2010 – http://www.musicoz.org/news/2010/3/29/96/2010_Musicoz_Winners

Vote for Kate on Radar

Kate’s latest EP, Someone Better, is getting loads of airplay on digital station Radar Radio at the moment. Tune in during the long work day and check out all
of the new music they have to offer.

When Kate’s track is being played live on air be sure to get on the Radar website and give her FIVE STARS by clicking on the stars in her profile under the ‘Now Playing’ window. This will ensure we all hear more of Kate’s music on radio.

Just click on to: http://www.radarradio.com.au/

And post a comment about how much you love Kate Vigo’s music by pressing the ‘Add Your Comment’ button to support Kate and ensure that her music gets played more and more on radio.

Kate on Radar Radio

Kate Vigo’s latest track Someone Better will be on high rotation on Radar Radio, Austereo’s digital station, in the next 3 to 4 weeks. Be sure to listen in and let them know how much you love Kate’s tunes.

http://www.radarradio.com.au/

Kate wins spot at Song Summit

Kate continues to have another great year, winning the only Victorian spot at the APRA and AMCOS Song Summit 2010as part of Vivid Sydney. Song Summit is a three day festival in Sydney and is a major creative, business development, and networking expo for the music industry including live performances by international and local talent.

For more information go to: http://triplejunearthed.com/competitions/default.aspx?TripleJCompetitionId=118

Kate to appear on ABC TV – Art Nation Sun 11th July

Kate Vigo & The Underground Orchestra will be performing on Art Nation on ABC TV on the dates and times below so please put the details in your diary.

‘Someone Better’ is currently scheduled to go on air on Sunday 11 July, ABC1 at 5.30pm and ABC2 at 7pm. ‘Dangerous Heart’ will go online on www.abc.net.au/arts on Fri 9 July in the afternoon.

Carnatic Singing, South India

Kate recommends Carnatic Singing, checkout this brochure

Triple J’s Home & Hosed played “Someone Better” Tuesday 27th April

Kate’s new single has featured on Triple J’s Home and Hosed