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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.

*SPOILERS* 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. If you … 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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The HomeGround Anthology 1982-2012 Now Published

“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 “a fabulous treasure chest of information … 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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“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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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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