Workshop Biographies of International Gospel Festival Barcelona 2022

Lurine Cato

Great Britain

As a backing singer she toured with Kylie Minogue in 2001 on her On A Night Like This tour and appeared in Kylie Minogue: Kylie Fever 2002 in Concert – Live in Manchester (2002) Cato also recorded vocals for Adele’s debut album ’19 in 2008.

In December 2016 Cato performed for a carol concert at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel in aid of the Demelza Hospice Care for Children Earlier that year she also performed for the MVISA Awards alongside other artists such as Chyna Whyne, Zara Zykes and Wayne Marshall.

As well as her MOBO Award and nomination, Cato has won other music awards including the Premier Gospel Award (Best Female Artist) in 2016 and 2017, GMA, Italy, (Best International Vocalist of the Year), BEFFTA Award 2013 (Best Gospel Act), Wise Woman Award 2012 (WWA Woman In Music Award), and an Honorary UK Entertainment Award 2017 (Outstanding Contribution to Gospel Music) Cato had the esteemed privilege to perform at the 2012 London Olympics for the Evening of Olympians celebration.

Lurine was a featured artist at the first annual European True Worship Summit a gospel conference held over a three day period at the Dominion Centre in Wood Green. Other notable gospel artists included Reverend Bazil Meade MBE, founder of the London Community Gospel Choir and Noel Robinson. International guests included Londa Lamond, Israel Houghton, Kim Burrell, Donald Lawrence and Kirk Franklin. The event culminated in a final concert where the B Positive Choir performed with Cato.

Cato was recently invited by Sadiq Khan Mayor of London to sing at his campaign dinner held at the Museum of London and appointed as the official Vocal Coach for ITV’s Sing It To Win It Competition 2018. The competition presenters include former Girl’s Aloud band member Kimberly Walsh and UK based Afropop and Dancehall duo Reggie ‘n’ Bollie.

Cato and the B Positive Choir recently appeared on The One Show on the BBC continuing their campaign to raise awareness of sickle cell and blood donation.Cato and the B Positive Choir are contestants on the Britain’s Got Talent 2018 competition. They decided to audition for the competition in a bid to bring the awareness of the campaign to a wider audience. After a successful audition on 14 April 2018 on ITV they received a ‘yes’ vote from all 4 judges namely Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams. Amanda Holden specifically had a deep connection with the choir as blood donors saved her life and remarked that the National Health Service had an incredible impact on her life and her family. Although a powerful semi-final performance, the judges combined with a public vote ultimately sent Calum Courtney through to the finals. Though making it through to the finals they did not make it to the top three, namely Lost Voice Guy, Robert White and Donchez Dacres with Lost Voice Guy taking first place through a public vote.

Cato has been involved with the NHS 70th Celebrations performing at York Minster Cathedral