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About Seán

Seán Twomey has been running the Kate Bush News & Information site since January 1998.

BBC looking for Kate fans to contribute to archive and documentaries…

The BBC have contacted us looking for input from Kate Bush fans (i.e. YOU!) for an interesting new project. It is called the People’s History of Pop and the Beeb are crowdsourcing the nation’s music memorabilia and memories, at As well … Continue reading

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Kate Bush research project – help out and win a signed mini photobook!

Some of you may remember helping Sara Nyman from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, with her study on Kate Bush fans last year (which can be read here). Now she is looking for participants for her next Kate Bush research … Continue reading

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Dublin celebrates 30 Years of Hounds of Love with “Vinyl & Wine” event

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Kate Bush’s classic ‘Hounds of Love’, Vinyl & Wine in Dublin are hosting a special listening party on Sunday September 27th at 5pm. (Facebook event page is here)   ‘Hounds of … Continue reading

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The Kate Inside – Guido Harari launches lavish photo book pre-orders

Photographer Guido Harari and Wall of Sound Gallery are launching a pre-publication offer on the upcoming lavish photo book, “The Kate Inside” which will be shipped in early March 2016. The gallery website has all the details here. From the … Continue reading

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Hounds of Love released 30 years ago today!

Hounds of Love, the fifth studio album by Kate Bush was released on the 16th September 1985. It was a massive commercial and critical success and to this day regularly finds it’s way onto most lists and polls of the … Continue reading

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SITE EXCLUSIVE: “Kate – Inside the Rainbow” by John Carder Bush, book cover and ordering info

A unique collection of rare and unseen photographs of KATE BUSH, taken by her brother, the photographer and writer – KATE: INSIDE THE RAINBOW by JOHN CARDER BUSH is published on 22nd October 2015 Hardback, price £40.00. PRE-ORDER FROM AMAZON: Kate: Inside the … Continue reading

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VENUE CHANGE: Cloudbusting tribute 30th Anniversary of Hounds of Love concert!

An important change-of-venue announcement from Kate Bush tribute band, Cloudbusting, on their special Hounds of Love 30th Anniversary concert in London on September 16th: “30 years to the day after it was released, on Wednesday 16th September, Kate Bush’s astounding … Continue reading

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One year later, memories of Before the Dawn

Seán Twomey writes: In the end it came down to a single smile. After over sixteen years running the news website there was still no guarantee back in March 2014 that I’d score a ticket. Over those years I would … Continue reading

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Hounds of Love 30th Anniversary playback event, Q&A and tribute performance

On Sunday 20th September, The Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch, London is hosting a special event to celebrate 30 Years since the release of Kate’s Hounds of Love album. From the press release: “Strongroom presents…“BEHIND THE TRACKS”: KATE BUSH – ‘HOUNDS OF … Continue reading

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Illustrator Jordan Atkinson – Before the Dawn designs

No, we have no word on a live album or concert DVD as of yet, but we will of course bring you any updates if and when there’s news to report. On a related note, illustrator and graphic designer Jordan … Continue reading

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Kate nominated Artist and Live Event of the Year at the Prog Awards!

The Orange Progressive Music Awards take place on Thursday September 3rd at Underglobe, beneath Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on London’s Southbank. They will be presented by Matthew Wright. From the awards site: “It’s the night when the glitterati of the prog … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Kate contributes “Wild Man (with remastered shimmer)” track to Dalai Lama album

Kate and Peter Gabriel are among artists contributing tracks to an album that marks the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama with the collection to be released on Monday July 24th. Kate’s track on the album is her 2011 single, … Continue reading

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Student sends thanks as Kate Bush thesis is published

Sara Nyman, a fan who asked for help with her thesis on Kate Bush fans a few months back, has let us know that her thesis is ready. She writes: “To all you Kate Bush fans, the Kate Bush fandom … Continue reading

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World Exclusive! John Carder Bush to publish “Kate” – a second book of photographs of his sister!

Following the huge success of his re-issued “Cathy” book last autumn, Kate’s brother John Carder Bush and Little, Brown are publishing a second book of photos and essays by John in October 2015. It will be called “Kate” and there … Continue reading

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Kate chats to Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2

Jazz musician and singer, Jamie Cullum, is hosting a month-long “Billie & Me” feature to celebrate the centenary of Billie Holiday on his BBC Radio 2 show. On tomorrow evening’s show (Tuesday 31st March) at 7pm GMT, Kate shares her … Continue reading

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