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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.

The HomeGround Audio Archive – 1978 now available

As an early minute Christmas present, the HomeGround Audio Archive for 1978 is now available from the Archive index page HERE. Heed the usual warning about the quality of some of this early material, but we hope you enjoy this … Continue reading

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Introducing the HomeGround Audio Archive

The HomeGround Editors have been collecting Kate related audio material since before the founding of the magazine in 1982. In fact the collecting began in 1979, the year after Kate’s debut with Wuthering Heights. The material, dating from 1978 to … Continue reading

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“Song of Summer”: the 2016 HomeGround Party is on 8th July!

HOMEGROUND AND KATEBUSHNEWS.COM Present A SONG OF SUMMER – A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF KATE BUSH FRIDAY 8TH JULY, 9PM – 3AM The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London SE11, UK Featuring live performances by MANDY AND … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween: 2015 Wuthering Hike and tribute Sky of Honey

The HomeGround Wuthering Hike to Top Withens,  the legendary site of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights on Haworth Moor, will be taking place on Saturday 31st October 2015, Halloween. As HomeGround old timers will know, we first did this in 1984, … Continue reading

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The 2015 HomeGround “Nocturn” party! London, Friday 19th June!

We are very happy to let you know that Following the huge success of the 2012, 2013, and 2014 events, HomeGround and katebushnews.com are pleased to announce that there will be another Kate themed party this year. The party takes … Continue reading

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That special Christmas present – The HomeGround Anthology 1982-2012

“This anthology’s masterstroke … It’s every bit as valuable as an in-depth biography because it dares to go deeper … offering a plethora of insights into this woman’s work.” Record Collector 4 star review “This is how to reload Kate’s … Continue reading

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Before the Dawn to be filmed for DVD/Album sales surge

Inevitably, Kate has arranged for her new live show Before the Dawn, to be filmed with the intention of producing a DVD of the production. This will be done at the performances on 16th and 17th September. Some ticket holders … Continue reading

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Reviews of Before the Dawn

“Holy s***. The Kate Bush show is reinventing the pop concert…laughing, crying and wondering what the hell is gonna happen next.” – BBC Radio 6 Presenter Rob da Bank. We’ll gather the reviews of Kate’s live show here. Daily Telegraph … Continue reading

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Kate sets new UK chart record

As a by-product of the publicity for Before the Dawn, Kate has seen eight of her albums catalogue return to the Top 40, and her entire eleven album output is in the Top 50. That is Kate takes 22% of … Continue reading

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“Before The Dawn is another remarkable achievement …”

         

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“This has been such an adventure”

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/REX Kate Bush

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The KT Fellowship present ….

From the programme from Kate’s opening night.

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Tea time Newsbits update

The BBC celebrate Kate’s return  and speak to Toyah … The Daily Mirror is still banging on about tickets  and “11 facts you should know” … the Independent notes inflated ticket prices … ITN reviews the Harari/Mankowicz photo exhibition … … Continue reading

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Midday Newsbits round up

Daily Mirror celebrates Kate’s return to the stage and explains why many fans didn’t get tickets … Vogue looks at Kate’s influence on fashion … Guardian commentator Vanora Bennett explains how a Kate song enlarged her view of those crazy … Continue reading

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Record Collector review the HomeGround Anthology: “Driven by love and passion”.

The June issue (out now!) of Record Collector magazine, the bible for all serious UK record CD and music collectors, contains an enthusiastic review by Jason Draper, of Volume 1 of the the HomeGround Anthology. “Ba-book-shka! Missed out on tickets … Continue reading

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