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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.

“Before the Night”: The 2014 HomeGround Kate Party

Following the huge success of the 2012 and 2013 events, HomeGround and katebushnews.com are pleased to announce that there will be another Kate themed party this very special year. Not only can we celebrate Kate’s forthcoming live shows, but also … Continue reading

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Kate Bush – Before the Dawn Live: Twenty Two Dates Sell Out in 15 Minutes!

London Bridge Station this afternoon (Credit Colin Seimer) “And now here we are. The first Kate Bush concerts since 1979. We can’t imagine what they’ll be like. All we can know is that they’ll be unlike anything anyone has seen … Continue reading

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MASSIVE NEWS! Kate announces live residency at London’s Eventim Apollo

How wonderful it is to be able to run that headline! Kate has announced a series of live dates in August and September at London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith. This venue is the Hammersmith Odeon as was, where the Tour of … Continue reading

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The HomeGround Anthology 1982-2012 Now Published

“For a Kate Bush fan there was nothing more satisfying, other than perhaps Kate herself dropping around for a quick cup of tea, than the arrival of a much awaited issue of HomeGround. Just as the illusion of being the … Continue reading

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Kate’s Christmas Message 2013

Kate has just posted her 2013 Christmas message on the official site: “Wishing you a really wonderful Christmas. Thank you for your kind messages and continual positive presence throughout this year. It means a great deal to me.                                  I … Continue reading

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Gered Mankowitz on Kate

Huffington Post UK 13th September: “Gered Mankowitz has been photographing rock stars for 50 years, creating iconic portraits of everyone from Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones to Wham!, Kate Bush and Duran Duran. Now, the best of his work … Continue reading

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When Kate went to Toon

The Newcastle Chronicle today ran a feature on Kate’s personal appearance on 11th September 1980 to promote Never For Ever, with extracts from an interview she gave to the paper: “Sometimes I see myself in the paper and it’s hard … Continue reading

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Sir Elton on Wheeler Street

In his “Soundtrack of my Life” features in The Observer Sunday 1st September, Sir Elton John noted Snowed in at Wheeler Street as “The song that was difficult to Record”: “I did a duet with Kate Bush on this track … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Kate!

Update: Kate has responded to all of her birthday greetings on her official site: “Thank you so much for all the lovely messages you sent for my birthday. I had a really great day. Kate” All of us here at HomeGround … Continue reading

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A Midsummer’s Night’s Kate Bush Party

This year’s HomeGround and katebushnews.com party takes place on Midsummer’s Night 21st June at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in Vauxhall, on the south bank Of The Thames in central London, just 10 minutes from Victoria. We start at 9pm and … Continue reading

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300 Kates break a record

The NME reports that “300 Kate Bush fans gathered in a park in Brighton over last weekend to break the record for the most lookalikes re-enacting the famous video for her 1978 single Wuthering Heights.” This was the final rehearsal: … Continue reading

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Kate lends her support to Liam – now out of “The Voice”

Liam Tamne lost in the Battle Round on last Saturday’s edition of the show. On her official site Kate posted: “Liam, you mustn’t be disheartened. You really have a special talent and you’re a fantastic singer. You’ve already been heard … Continue reading

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Symphony in Blue: Kate Bush and her Legacy by Marta Oliehoek-Samitowska

It is said by some that Kate is not known to a younger generation of music fans. It is scarcely true in a situation when a Kate cover is an inevitable part of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, or ‘The Voice’, or … Continue reading

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The HomeGround Midsummer Party ~ Friday 21st June 2013

“On this Midsummer night …“ ++++HOMEGROUND MIDSUMMER KATE BUSH PARTY++++SPECIAL LIVE SET BY CLOUDBUSTING++++FRIDAY 21ST JUNE 2013++++ THE ROYAL VAUXHALL TAVERN LONDON++++9PM to 3AM++++FEATURING DJS PAUL BURSTON++++ PHIL MARRIOTT++++ DAVE CROSS++++ PAUL THOMAS++++ Following the success of last year’s 30th … Continue reading

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Beck Sian’s 2013 Album plans

Beck writes… It’s funny how things change… all the time… all is change… Just weeks ago I was determined to release a mini-album of symphonic gothic metal, filled with themes of vampires and haunted ruins. I am a BIG fan … Continue reading

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