Kate, Adele, and PJ Harvey up for 2012 South Bank Sky Arts Award

Daily Telegraph 2nd April: 

Three female singers will go head-to-head in the pop music category for the sixteenth South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

The 2012 list is female-only, with PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake and Kate Bush’s 50 Words For Snow going up against Adele’s best-selling 21 …”

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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13 Responses to Kate, Adele, and PJ Harvey up for 2012 South Bank Sky Arts Award

  1. Melvin Bragg, Kate Bush, PJ Harvey and Adele?
    Is this a contest for ‘most iconic hairstyle’?

    Well done Kate, but ‘Sky Arts’? Isn’t that a contradiction in terms?

  2. Keith DeWeese says:

    Not sure what these awards are all about, but does Kate have a chance of winning or will this be a repeat of the BRITS?

  3. Von says:

    Adele and Kate Bush should not be uttered in the same sentence.

  4. give me a break….Kate deserves it…pj is a good runner but adele is flash in the pan who now has vocal problems but watch.Adele will win coz the world doesnt know who the other two are.

  5. Rod says:

    I think it’s a fantastic line-up; and it’s an incredible feat that Kate Bush is still up-there with the newest and the best of them, when so many people who have been in the business for as many, or even fewer years, apear only on nostalgia tours. I hope she wins.

  6. 4ctmam says:

    Both Kate and Polly Jean are outstanding, original and amazing artists and both released very inetersting and unusual albums last year. Both have a vast catalogue to their credit too. If either of them wins, I’ll be pleased.

    Adelle is an overrated pop singer. So there.

  7. neil says:

    UK produces some very talented women.I remember the seventies when women hardly got a look in.Now it’s great to see strong women and strong individuals .Celebrate all 3 say….no need for prizes

  8. Harry Horton says:

    I like Adele and Kate Bush, both are fairly well developed highly creative artists. I don’t know whether its apropos to spin them off head to head in anything, but anyway, one other interesting internet article from the San Jose? Mercury News.com 04/03/2012: Entertainment section: the article: “Hicks: Paul McCartney’s son wants to form band with other Beatles’ kids>” THe article most importantly has a David LEtterman video clip with Paul McCartney’s son playing a song with other fellow band members on the late night show. And you know what: he is very very good. THe song has rhythm and flow to it with a lively beat that is both catchy and a genuine artistic feel> I think he has outdone Dad on this one. Its a video worth listening to.

  9. Harry Horton says:

    Any news of when the next Kate Bush album is coming out. THe news accounts for kate Bush have been dry over the past two months. 50 words for snow has a very unusual temperment and subject matter to it that gives it a unique quality—-setting it apart from other works of hers, particularly the 1978-93 period. And its very good and the unique quality is something that makes the album stand on its own feet for its near exotic merits, as original as it is, distinct from her earlier work as well as distinct from any other artists for that matter; it is not your typical listen, that makes it fascinating in the rock and roll world.

  10. Nanette says:

    I see no need to bash one singer to praise the other. Adele does what she does very well. Sometimes I’m in the mood for something frothy and light, and sometimes I’m in the mood for something more substantial–something that will “stick to my ribs”. (Pardon the food metaphor–I just ate.) I don’t think Kate will win, even though the nomination itself is recognition of her excellence. She’s the Meryl Streep of British music, I guess.

  11. Harry Horton says:

    I’m curious why a followup comment on more articles on James McCartney never got posted. Was the reason this web site tries to keep the focus on Kate Bush? That is with the comments being presented. In anycase, James McCartney sold out the Liverpool venue recently where the Beatles basically started and I read he has attempted to start a band with former Beatles offspring. With that said, I wonder also whether this web site has any information on whether kate Bush has started on a future album. I am looking forward to the next one, the last one had a deceptively excellent quality of originality to it.

    • Peter says:

      Hello Harry,

      We do like to keep the focus on Kate on this site, and the material about James McC is wandering off topic.

      But thanks for your interest.

  12. Barbara says:

    There’s only one way to find out….FIGHT!

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