Lurine Cato

2013 MOBO Award Winner

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.

DP5CdtYW4AIZYizLurine (backed by the B Positive Choir) performing at the 2017 MOBO Awards in Leeds 

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 etc.

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.

Career Profile

  • Adele’s debut album ‘19’ - Backing Singer
  • Kylie Minogue World Tour 2001 and 2002 – Backing Singer (Supporting Acts – Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Luther Vandross, Destiny’s Child and many more)
  • Mary J. Blige European Promotional Tour – Backing Singer
  • Royal Variety performance with Andrea Bocelli
  • Vocalist on hit Ibiza track ‘I Will Follow’ co-written by Simon Law (Co-writer of Soul2Soul’s hit ‘Back To Life’).
  • UK mini tour with gospel artist Kirk Franklin
  • Featured on the MOBOs compilation album with her song ‘We’ll Get Thru It’ featured artists include Missy Elliot, Brandy, Dr Dre, Alicia Keys and more. (Warner Bros.)
  • ‘Friends’ written by Lurine Cato and produced by DJ Dodge featured on compilation CD Pure Garage 2. (Warner Bros)
  • Studio Vocalist: Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis, Enrique Iglesias, FUSE ODG, Light House Family, Janet Kay, Sigma, James Arthur, Ronan Keating, Gary Barlow, Texas, Mark Feehily and many others.
  • Magic Radio Jingle - Vocals

 Lurine street closeup ecole 2015


  • 2012 Wise Woman Award for Music
  • 2013 MOBO Award Winner – Best Gospel Act
  • 2013 BEFFTA Award Winner – Best Gospel Act
  • 2013 Gospel Music Award (Italy) – Best International Song of the year
  • 2013 Praisetek Award – Best RnB Gospel Artist
  • 2014 Gospel Music Award (Italy) – Best International Live Concert
  • 2014 Best International Music Event/Concert of the year
  • 2014 Gospel Music Award (Italy) – Best International Live Concert
  • 2014 Best International Female Vocalist of the year
  • 2016 Gospel Music Award (Italy) – Best International Female Artist of the Year
  • 2016 Best International Artist (Italy)
  • 2016 Premiere Gospel Award – Best Female Artist
  • 2016 Gospel Xplosion Music Media Awards – Best RnB Female Artist of the year
  • 2017 Premiere Gospel Award – Best Female Artist
  • 2017 UK Entertainment Award – (Honorary) Outstanding Contribution to Gospel Music
  • 2017 MOBO Award (Nominee) –Best Gospel Act


 Upcoming Appearances

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, the One Show etc., 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.



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Fresh Manna Management:

Keith Kirk:     +44(0)7759 603911

Marlene Cato: +44(0)7958 309501