Kate Miller-Heidke’s Bluey Mother's Day Debut

13 May 2023 | 8:58 am | Mary Varvaris

"Playing Chilli's Mum is a dream come true."

Photo of Kate Miller-Heidke & her Bluey character

Photo of Kate Miller-Heidke & her Bluey character (Kate by Jo Duck, Bluey character via Facebook)

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In March, we reported that big musical stars would join the cast of the popular animated children’s series, Bluey, including Neil Finn and Kate Miller-Heidke.

Yesterday, Miller-Heidke revealed that she’s making her Bluey debut tomorrow (Sunday, 14 May), in a Mother’s Day special.

“My episode of Bluey, “Dragon", premieres this Sunday 14th May at 8am and 6.20pm on ABC Kids. I play Chilli’s Mum,” she wrote on social media.

“As the parent of a 6 year old, I've seen pretty much every episode of Bluey. So playing Chilli's Mum is a dream come true. I'll be watching my episode on Mother's Day with my son Ernie. Ernie is not particularly interested in my music career or most things I do, but he's *genuinely* impressed with this.”

In January, Miller-Heidke shared her musical talents with another television series, the Paramount+ exclusive, The Last King Of The Cross, where she reworked her classic 2009 hit, The Last Day On Earth, with Northlane vocalist Marcus Bridge.

The new version of a well-known Australian single is packed with differences: Miller-Heidke's softest vocal register and a piano are contrasted with guitars entering the chorus and Bridge's soaring vocal intertwining with Kate's.

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Miller-Heidke wrote The Last Day On Earth alongside her partner, Keir Nuttall. The track was the final song on her 2008 album, Curiouser. The song became an instant hit, debuting at #3 on the ARIA Charts and scoring a certification of 3x Platinum.

Last month, Bluey dropped its new soundtrack album, Bluey: Dance Mode.

The new Bluey album features 17 original tracks composed by Joff Bush. The songs span all three seasons of Bluey but with brand-new recordings.

Bush said about the new release, "Bluey is an incredible world created from Joe Brumm’s stories, and to help bring the musical part of that to life has always been thrilling. Each one of these tunes was written and produced from the heart. The secret sauce, though, is really the wonderful musicians, co-writers and collaborators I got to work with."

He continued, "Writing for kids and families really frees you from the shackles of trying to be cool or fashionable and just make music that connects. That’s what I feel we are doing here."