MONUMENT CITY LIGHTS 1973-
Kate Ceberan0,steve Kilbey, Sean Sennett
As epic as the title suggests, Monument City Lights, 1973 recalls Bowie’s Berlin years mixed with the mood of a David Lynch film. Recorded in studios between Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, the song is helmed by a classic bass line, chiming guitars, an ice-cold drum sound and a wonderful opening gambit as Ceberano and Kilbey trade lead lines.
“Your bee sting lips/your glamorous friend/your hotel/your lost weekend”
The collaboration between Ceberano, Kilbey and Sennett is one of the more interesting partnerships to have come about in recent years. The triad grew out of two separate projects.
Monument City Lights, 1973 is the first chapter in the Kate Ceberano, Steve Kilbey & Sean Sennett story.
There’s more to follow …. much more in fact …
tryst-aria award winner
Kate Ceberano & Paul Grabowsky
The seed for this musical dalliance was planted over 20 years ago with a one-off St Valentine’s Day show at the legendary Melbourne venue ‘The Continental’. Little did they know from that performance would grow a close and enduring friendship. Revisiting the theme decades later brings with it the impact of love and loss we all endure – experiences that form who we are and how we express ourselves. Paul and Kate lay bare their own emotions on this warm, heartfelt ode to love lost, found and unrequited.
Tryst is a very personal journey into words and music by two of Australia’s most respected musicians reinterpreting of some of the great love songs of our time. Kate and Paul deliver achingly, soulful renditions of songs that connect on a deep emotional level and have influenced both of them at some point in their lives. The repertoire is as diverse as love itself. One moment diving into 60s pop with Cilla Black then 80s Aussie rock with the Divinyls, then flirtation with jazz and chanson.
She's been Australia's high priestess of pop, an award winning jazz singer, wears the hat of a fine artistic director and, above all that; Kate Ceberano is a songwriter with the talent to take a tune to the top of the charts. 26 albums over 35 years makes Ceberano the most prolific Australian female recording artist of this era. Her work, her craft and her vision are now imbued in our collective DNA. Kate Ceberano is a bonafide national treasure, possessing one of the great voices of her generation.