Cate Shaw | Chika

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by Cate Shaw

An emotive strong catch song from the musical "Chika" based on the tragic true story of a Japanese tourist wrongly imprisoned.
Genre: Pop: Sunshine Pop
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Cate Shaw's singing talent masters a fresh combination of Latin style, a serving of contemporary, a pinch of blues, and some jazz numbers for good measure.

Cate has previously recorded for ABC in Sydney, doing radio work with Radio National and ABC FM radio, her voice featuring in various radio serials. She worked with Armstrong's Studios and was a session singer, performing with artists of the caliber of Rick Springfield and Robbie Porter.

Cate has been singing all her life, her talent developed early as one half of a duo with her brother, Thomas Fitzgerald. At sixteen she was offered a part in the musical ‘Hair’ with Marcia Hines. Life commitments put Cate’s singing career on hold until a sudden realization that she needed music back in her life, and in keeping with her motto 'Wake up! Don't take your dreams to your grave', she woke up.

Soon after Cate was introduced to music teacher Ingrid James who helped her “discover her voice again” and with the support of local musical director Stewart Turner, Cate's band Latin Blue was formed. Latin Blue's debut CD was recorded with Garry Smith of Pinkhouse Productions & in December 2005, they played their first performance at Sofi´s Lobby lounge at the Sofitel Hotel, a return performance soon followed the successful launch.

Cate has since performed both solo & with Latin Blue at venues throughout Brisbane, including The Press Club, The Brisbane Sebel, The Bank (formerly Belushi's), with Ian Maurice at The Samford Jazz Festival and is available for bookings for corporate and private functions. The successful combination that began Cate's career has reunited in 2008, with Thomas Fitzgerald, now a professional composer and musician producing Cate's recent recording of one of his compositions the Chika Cha Cha.



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Ali Alford

wow this is such a beautiful unusual very catchy song such an incredible voice very weel sung knowing what the song is about hope the world gets to hear this special song


Over the last three years Cate has gone from being a singer to becoming a 'SINGER'....always willing to learn and take advice...Cate has become a performer in her own right and is easily one of the best singers on the Brisbane scene...
This learning curve has culminated in the haunting recording of "Chika" written by her very talented brother Tom..........
This CD deserves a place in the collection of all good music lovers.....after's a true story.....well done lass...keep up the good work..


This was amazing and lovely to listen to such a sad song ...Cate has a wonderful voice

Geoff Norris

Cute... Cheeky...Exciting
Well, what a cute song! It reminds me of some of those girls from the 60's who mixed pop and jazz numbers, like Joanie Sommers’ Brazilian adventures. It also has much of the classic French cheekiness to it – a la Francoise Hardy, Sylvie Vartan and Clementine etc.

Cate certainly lives the lyrics too with a voice full of hope and expectation, and then culminating in restrained excitement. She sounds like a twenty year old, with a happy and expectant tone but delivered with the chops of a mature vocalist. What an exciting project to take on!