Lurine Cato has joined with the B Positive Choir to record the 'Rise Up' single and perform it at the MOBO Awards. The B Positive Choir is made up of people who suffer from sickle cell anaemia and other blood disorders, their family, friends and health professionals. The aim of the song is to encourage as many people as possible, especially young people from black and ethnic minorities, to save lives by giving blood.
Following on from the 2017 MOBO performance Lurine will go on a tour with the B Positive Choir to promote the single 'Rise Up', originally sung by Andra Day. Lurine and the B Positive choir are set to appear at the Houses of Parliament, GMTV, Loose Women and the One Show leading up to the single's release on all digital service providers on the 10th December 2017. Lurine will embark on her own solo tours in 2018 including a tour of South Africa.
Dubbed Queen of UK Gospel, London based Gospel singer/songwriter Lurine Cato remains one of the most sought after independent vocal artists with that rare ability to appeal to a wide variety of audiences. Her distinctive brand of music is infused with inspirational undertones of faith, hope and love, a central theme to the material she writes that resonates with an eclectic mix of music lovers. A 2013 MOBO Award recipient (Best Gospel Act) and 2017 MOBO nominee (Best Gospel Act), Lurine was a featured act at the 2017 MOBO Awards held in Leeds, UK with the B Positive choir, a partnership between the MOBOs and NHS Blood and Transplant. Also appearing at this year’s MOBOs were Cardi B, Stormzy and Idris Elba.
Having worked in the industry for a number of years as a backing vocalist, session singer and artist in her own right, Lurine has worked with some of the industries' top luminaries such as Mary J Blige, Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis, Adele, Enrique Iglesias, Andrea Bocelli, Sigma and Susan Boyle as well as Gospel Music's most successful artists such as Kirk Franklin, Kim Burrell and Donnie McClurkin. Her career has led her to perform for a number of high profiled events such as the Princess Diana Award (St. James's Palace), Althorp (Global Gift Foundation), Royal Festival Hall, Lambeth Palace, Manchester United Stadium (Dreams Come True Charity), Madison Square Garden (w/ Kylie Minogue), MTV TRL, London Palladium (Royal Variety Performance), Saturday Night Live (w/ Kylie Minogue, USA), Jay Leno (w/ Kylie Minogue), lead vocalist Perfect Day Single (Children In Need), X-Factor (Session Singer), Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Stadium, Westminster Abbey and Edinburgh Festival.
After a successful release of her 2016 debut project Chosen To Serve which debuted at number 6 on the iTunes Christian charts and featured original hits such as Power, Wave It Away and You Revive Me Lurine has returned to the studio to collaborate with long time production partner Ian Green (Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Madonna) and Mark Qura Rankin (Chris Brown, Usher) for new music for 2018.