KATE Ceberano loved the pitch. "We want a woman full of life," a record company directive explained, "presenting layers of living, but doing so with pathos and humour."
Ceberano, 41, was stunned. In a 25-year career of success, striving, and the odd, uncharacteristic stumble, the industry finally had something for Kate.
"At last, they weren't asking me to do Norah Jones meets k.d lang, or this singer slash that singer," she says.
"If they did, I would've said: `OK, I'm Kate Ceberano. Is this not enough for you?"'