AUSTRALIA – Miller-Heidke graduated from St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School in 1998, but previously attended Brigidine College, Indooroopilly. She then went on to university, completing a Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Voice from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music on full scholarship, followed by a Master of Music degree at Queensland University of Technology.
As a classical singer, she has won many awards including the Elizabeth Muir Prize (2000), the Donald Penman Prize (2001), the Linda Edith Allen Memorial Prize (2002) and the Horace Keats Prize (2002). Her conservatorium performances include Orpheus in the Underworld (2000), Venus and Adonis (2002) and The Pilgrim’s Progress (2002).
As an Opera Queensland Developing Artist, Miller-Heidke has performed as an understudy in many productions including Sweeney Todd, Don Pasquale and Un ballo in maschera. In July 2005 she made her solo professional operatic debut with Opera Queensland in the role of Flora in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw.
On stage and in the studio Miller-Heidke spent the majority of her early years being backed by Brisbane band Transport, consisting of her husband Keir Nuttall (guitar, backing vocals), Scott Saunders (bass) and Steve Pope (drums).
The band included multi-instrumentalist and singer Emma Dean who left the band in 2006 to pursue a solo career. Dean was replaced by Sallie Campbell on keyboard and vocals. Early in 2008, Sallie Campbell left to focus on her own band Speed of Purple, and Nicole Brophy joined on guitar and vocals.
From April to June 2007, with Transport working in the US and UK, Miller-Heidke’s touring band was Mark Angel (guitar), Ben McCarthy (bass, backing vocals) and Joachim Alfheim (drums), along with regular vocalist-violinist Sallie Campbell. Both Angel and Alfheim went on to play for Kristy London & The Other Halves. McCarthy stayed on with Miller-Heidke into 2008.
The 2011 line-up was composed of Nuttall, Brophy, Nathan Moore (bass, backing vocals) and Pope. Brophy and Moore both left the band the following year; and were replaced by Madeleine Page and James O’Brien, respectively.
Her 2010 tour of the United States of America featured only Miller-Heidke and Nuttall.
Her 2012 tour of the United States and Canada for the North American release of her third studio album, Nightflight, included only Dan Parsons and Madeleine Paige. Dates in support of Ben Folds included only Nuttall.
In 2016, Miller-Heidke and husband Keir Nuttall welcomed their first son, Ernie Edward Miller Nuttall.
AUSTRALIA 2019 🇦🇺 EUROVISION-AUSTRALIA DECIDES FINAL
|PARTICIPANT(S)||SONG TITLE||INTL’ JURY||PUBLIC||TOTAL||RANK||OIKOTIMES POLL|
|Kate Miller-Heidke||" Zero Gravity "||48||87||135||1|
|Electric Fields||"2000 and Whatever"||44||70||114||2||Predicted to win|
|Sheppard||"On My Way"||41||46||87||3|
|Courtney Act||" Fight for Love "||26||26||52||4|
|Alfie Arcuri||"To Myself"||35||14||49||5|
|Mark Vincent||"This Is Not the End"||19||19||38||7|
|Tania Doko||"Piece of Me"||17||6||23||8|
|Leea Nanos||"Set Me Free"||10||11||21||9|
|Ella Hooper||"Data Dust"||12||6||18||10|