Closer to home, Hetty has performed with a number of Australia's musical luminaries including James Morrison AM, Joe Chindamo and Simon Tedeschi. During a busy 2014, Hetty sang with James Morrison and the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras as part of the sell-out concert the 'A to Z of Jazz' at Hamer Hall, released two albums, appeared on two more, sang on national television and peformed the national anthem at Melbourne's most famous horse racing event. Her career highlights include landing the lead role as 'Ava Gardner' in Eric McCusker's musical 'Ava At The End Of The World', and releasing a total of eleven albums. Her latest release, 'Dim All The Lights', is her debut under the ABC Jazz label.
Jazz reviewer Chris May describes Hetty as “a charismatic and technically gifted vocalist, whose gorgeous timbre carries echoes of Peggy Lee, June Christy and Julie London”, and Melbourne radio stalwart Richard Fields enthuses “Hetty Kate’s voice overflows with a natural musicality.”
Festival appearances include the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the Stonnington Jazz Festival, Wangaratta’s Festival of Jazz as well as festivals in New Zealand and Japan, and December 2014 saw the release of James Morrison's live album 'The A to Z of Jazz' with the MSO Melbourne. She is thrilled to be visiting beautiful Hong Kong and to be performing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
“A charismatic and technically gifted vocalist whose gorgeous timbre carries echoes of Peggy Lee, June Christy and Julie London”
Chris May, All About Jazz (USA) 2011
“A warm and engaging performer with an ability to communicate the essence of whatever she is singing. A valuable addition to our musical landscape”
Mal Stanley, ’Jazztrack’ , ABC Classic FM/ABC Jazz, Australia
"Hetty Kate’s voice overflows with a natural musicality. Hetty can do no wrong, whether she is singing a familiar standard, infused with relaxed charm and style, or trying her hand at something new and filled with innocent bravado…”
Richard Fields 3CR Radio Melb AU