The first artists have been announced for 'Eurovision - Australia Decides'. SBS Australia have announced that Kate Miller-Heidke, Sheppard, Mark Vincent and Electric Fields Music will be taking the stage in the Gold Coast in February 2019.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Born in Brisbane, Kate Miller-Heidke is a singer-songwriter and actress and started her career with several bands in Brisbane from 2000 before going solo in 2002. Kate is classically trained and has performed with Opera Australia, however she has followed a career in alternative pop music. She was signed to Sony Australia, Epic in the US and RCA in the UK, but is now an independent artist.
Sheppard is an Australian indie pop band from Brisbane, formed in 2009. Their debut studio album, Bombs Away, was released on 11 July 2014, and peaked at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association, while their second single, "Geronimo", spent three weeks at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified 5× platinum.
Born in Caringbah, New South Wales, Vincent appeared on the third season of Australia's Got Talent singing "Nessun Dorma" in 2009 and was declared the winner and immediately signed with Sony Music Australia. Vincent released his debut studio album, My Dream – Mio Visione in July 2009. The album peaked at number 2 on the ARIA Charts and was certified platinum. In 2010, Vincent released Compass which peaked at number 5 and The Great Tenor Songbook which peaked at number 18
Electric Fields are two feminine brothers - Zaachariaha Fielding and Michael Ross - combining modern electric-soul music with ancient indigenous culture. Elegantly coupling Ananu language and English in their soon-to-be-released debut EP SHADE AWAY, these girly boys are in the business of bypassing the barriers. Something Australia and globe will be gagging for after the first listen.
Writing as a duo, Electric Fields brings together Zaachariaha Fielding’s lead vocal that takes soul to the stratosphere and Michael Ross’ true inventiveness as producer. Think Daft Punk meets Deep Forest with the fearlessness of Nina Simone.
Individually, they’ve had highlights in previous projects with Michael Ross’ original song Equal Love being used online by Gay Marriage USA. Whilst in former duo ZK, Zaachariah Fielding impressed the Australian television audience so much they made it to the grand final of The Voice and had an ARIA charting single with their take on John Lennon’s Imagine.