Indie pop, folk and opera, all in a days work for Kate Miller-Heidke.

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I sat impatiently in my seat, staring at the surroundings of The Plenary, in Melbourne’s South Wharf tonight, but I guess that was just nerves, as I wondered what to expect from one of Australia’s most loved contemporary artists of recent years. Kate Miller-Heidke was somewhere backstage preparing to join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for a one-night only performance which was to feature songs from the Brisbane born singer’s award-winning opera The Rabbits and songs from her back catalogue of best known pop songs.

Eventually, when she did come out, and I caught sight of her trademark blonde locks and that cheeky smile, I was at ease. Dressed in an outfit that was so Miller-Hiedke (Kate joked with the audience that her husband Keir Nuttall, thought she looked like a cross between a Spanish Conquistador and Donald Trump’s apartment. Her silver crown that she wore suggested to me that she…

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