Up Late With Kate – The Melbourne Fringe 22nd September 2012

Where: Studio 1, Northcote Town Hall, 189 High Street, Northcote, Mebourne, Australia  (Tram #86, Stop 31)

When: Saturday 22nd September at 8.30pm

What: As part of the Darebin Music Feast, Benn Bennett and friends will bring together a selection of their finest local musical and cabaret performers to reinterpret and pay tribute to the songs of British artist Kate Bush. A wonderful night full of Kate’s classics including Running Up that Hill, Babooshka, The Man with the Child in His Eyes, and the perennial favourite: Wuthering Heights. One night only! Featuring: Rebecca Barnard, Tina del Twist, Wes Snelling, Yana Alana, Benn Bennett and more!

Tickets for this event are sold through Northcote Town Hall. For bookings visit their website or call (03) 9481 9500.

The Darebin Music Feast began in 1996 and in recent years has evolved to become a high profile and well respected Victorian community music festival, while still retaining its grass roots music ethos. The festival is dedicated to song-writing and celebrating the diversity of one of Melbourne’s most thriving musical communities.

Melbourne Fringe is the leading organisation for the independent arts in Victoria.  It facilitates the presentation of contemporary work across all artforms. Its artistic program gives both emerging and established artists opportunities to gain diverse professional skills and present new work. The culmination of independent arts activity throughout the year, the Melbourne Fringe Festival presents the work of thousands of artists to a large and committed audience.

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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12 Responses to Up Late With Kate – The Melbourne Fringe 22nd September 2012

  1. Gursel Ali says:

    Thankyou so much you guys for the plug … We’re really excited to have your support it means alot to us…
    Hugs xxxxx

  2. Brian says:

    Rebecca Barnard is next favourite singer after Kate. I am so happy about this!

  3. leigh says:

    Yeah Rebecca Barnard is gonna rip it up for sure! I only wish they had gotten Paul Capsis as well. He performed at the Hobart Fringe festival a few years ago and did THE most stunning version of ‘…Child In His Eyes’.

  4. Brian says:

    Rebecca is stunning! Would love Rebecca to tackle This Woman’s Work or Never Be Mine.

  5. Kiki says:

    Happy Birthday to one of the best and most influential albums of the 80s. Listening to it now, you can really appreciate how Kate carved her own niche in popular music. She basically created her own genre of art-rock. Even after many imitators, it still sounds fresh and challenging even 30 years on. All in all, quite an achievement.

  6. Woppacombo says:

    I saw this show recently down at the Newport Sub-Station Arts Centre in Melbourne and am so thrilled it now makes a reappearance at the Darebin Fringe Festival. Going again, so looking forwards to this rather marvellous tribute to the divine Ms Bush.

  7. Richard Jansson says:

    Just saw this show. Absolutely stunning talents on display. Sarah Ward(?) singing This Womans Work was overwhelming…brilliant. Thanks guys.

  8. Chris Gale says:

    OMG! The show was excellent. Very high standard – well produced, and amazing talent. Some interpretations of both well known songs and some b sides. Also a playful, camp attitude, withsome hilarious choreography (Sat in your lap anyone?). Thanks for a great night, to Benn Bennett and friends.

  9. AdamD says:

    Fantastic tribute in Northcote last night. I was wondering if anyone could give a list of the performers, particularly the name of the performer that sung “THIS WOMAN’S WORK”. Something like Sara Word?

  10. Benn Bennett says:

    Thanks for all the lovely comments and for coming to see ‘Up Late With Kate.’ (Adam D the singers name is Sarah Ward. She also performs as a cabaret artist called Yana Alana.)

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