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"Cate's diction is clear, her pitching flawless"

           - Alun Morgan (Jazz Journal, UK)

Podcast Cohost

Episodes uploaded weekly

Launched March 2023 - ongoing

Cate Shaw is cohosting this podcast together with creator Ros McMaster.


Ironing Out the Wrinkles is smashing stereotypes and revolutionizing the way we look at aging! Despite living longer, healthier lives, the thought of aging can still be daunting for many of us. Ros and Cate are here to help you embrace the beauty and wisdom that comes with getting older, bring purpose and vitality back into your life, and help you move through this second stage with less fear. 

"I'm loving the yin-yang vibe of these two women." Spencer Howson 4BC Radio Host.
"Cate's voice is so soothing and calming." Janine Quine podcast listener.

"What a delight it is to hear Cate on the episode. Makes my day." Rachel Ooi podcast listener.

Age is nothing.

Waking up is everything.

Maya Angelou


Latin Blue

Cate's band Latin Blue was formed in 2005, a return performance soon followed the successful launch at the Sofitel Hotel. Their debut CD was recorded with Garry Smith of Pinkhouse Productions.

Cate performed both solo & with Latin Blue at venues & events throughout Brisbane, including


  • The Press Club,

  • The Brisbane Sebel,

  • The Bank,

  • The Samford Jazz Festival with Ian Maurice,

  • Maggie Black's Jazz Bar,

  • Fête de la Musique, "Jazz on Sunday's"

  • The Ginger Factory, Yandina,

  • Brisbane Jazz Club with Peter Vance


Cate's quintets/quartets/trios have all enjoyed great success



  • A full house at the Brisbane Jazz Club on New Years Day 2010!

  • Cate's introduction of “Jazz on a Sunday” at the Urban Hotel with her Quartet, quickly filled the house.

  • In March the crowd waited in the Brisbane Mall in the pouring rain for Cate's show for the BBC - after hearing the sound check. They stayed to hear the second set. Too cool..!!!

  • Cate's Duo Sunday gig with one of the best jazz pianists in town, Dave Spicer at the "Drift" Moët & Chandon piano lounge resulted in the lounge's best financial day ever - what a superb show.

  • Hundreds filled the church for Cate's tribute to her favorite singer Peggy Lee. Cate recorded a live DVD of clips of this absolutely fabulous show.


Cate has recorded as a session singer for Armstrong's Studios, for television pop shows while working in Europe, and with Radio National and ABC FM radio for the ABC Sydney, her voice features in various radio serials.

Cate featured in the vocals of 'Shower Songs', a sound art work created for ABC Radio National. The successful combination that began Cate's career reunited in 2008, with Thomas Fitzgerald, producing Cate's recording of a vocal version of one of his compositions 'Chika'.


Cate's version of Chika recently won a “Highly Commended Judges Award” in the national song competition “Musicoz”. The song is available on  iTunes and CD Baby. '3 days' featuring vocals by


Cate was part of the ABC Radio National program "Peggy's Hothouse" in 2009.

From live performances at Concerts and Festivals to the studio.




Commercial- support role -Art Critic- Coffee Club “The Critiques will Froth”

Varied acting roles playing Featured Patients University Old


2021 Stage- role- Presenter - Food Activation Show

Television-role-Affluent Ball Guest -series “Jo versus Carol”

Stage- frequent- varied acting roles playing Featured Patients University Old


Varied acting roles playing Featured Patient University Old


Television - role- School Principal “Reef Break”  series

Stage- frequent- varied acting roles playing Featured Patient University Old


Television- role- Medical Registrar “The End” series

Film-  role- Auction Purchaser “Lunatics” by Chris Lilley

Varied acting roles playing Featured Patient University Old

Television- role- Customer “Harrow” series


Varied acting roles playing Featured Patient University Old



Stage-role Featured Singer Jazz show Old Performing Arts Complex

Commercial- role Shopper Woolworths

Television “The Bureau of Magical Things” role -the fairy receptionist


Film-role- Honeymooner “The Ruins” Dreamworks

Recording role -Featured Singer “Chika Cha Cha”


Film- role -Diplomat for Australia Government documentary

Advertisement - role- Featured Model- Early Retiree Suncorp brochures Skills/





Featured Singer Brisbane City Council

“Jazz and Blues”

“Beatles Tribute Show”

“Peggy Lee Show”

Recording-Featured Singer-

Soho, New York creative musical project   



Featured Singer

Sunday Jazz Toowoomba

Brisbane City Council Jazz

Brisbane City Council Burt Bacharach Show



Featured Singer

Melbourne “Dizzy’s Jazz Club

Stockholm Syndrome supper Club



Featured Singer

Melbourne “Dizzy’s Jazz Club

Stockholm Syndrome supper Club



Featured Singer

Brisbane City Council lunchtime concerts

Brisbane Jazz Club



weekly Featured Singer

Major hotel Brisbane residency



Featured recording artist  projects

ABC Sydney “Shower Songs”



Radio-role- Featured Guest interview

ABC “Life Matters”

Radio-role Featured recording artist

music projects ABC Sydney



Radio-role Featured recording artist ABC Sydney -

Peggy’s Hot House”


Recording album Featured Singer at Brisbane Jazz Club

“So Nice”


Radio-role- Featured Guest interview

ABC breakfast Show

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