New link: http://www.dreamingofkate.com/
The blurb says: “‘Wow’ introduces Maaike Breijman performing in the role of Kate Bush, with whom she shares a birthday and an uncanny resemblance in appearance, performance and vocal style. Kate Bush is one of the most iconic and unique British artists of our time – with hits such as Wuthering Heights, The Man with the Child in his Eyes, Babooshka, Running up that Hill and many others. She captivated fans across the world – but remarkably, she only performed one full tour (1978’s Tour of Life). This is a chance to hear those life-changing songs brought into glorious life as Maaike sings Kate’s greatest works and performs numerous dance routines live on stage with a full troupe of musicians, dancers and state of the art light and video show. ”
Of course we have long since known Maaike as ‘The Dutch Kate Bush‘ so we wish her the best for this show and others to follow.
The Sage Gateshead 27th February 2013 7.30 pm Ticket Office: 0191 443 4661.
Hmmm. David Byrne wrote recently about the upsurge in popularity of live music and I think part of the appeal of the new vocal in Running up that Hill 2012 was the fact that it “sounded live”. There may be an area between live performance and recorded work that will become more popular and it’s perhaps a more live-sounding, natural sounding, analogue recording. Maaike isn’t Kate, of course, but it is nice to hear someone with a lot of talent play and sing those wonderful songs. Here’s a snippet of WOW the show: http://vimeo.com/43066704
What’s missing is the new interpretation of her work that only Kate Bush, with her new life experiences and deeper tones can bring to the table. I’d go see Maaike perform to hear the songs as they were, but I’d still love to hear the whispered off Whole Story revisited from the Maestro herself.
There may be a Kate contemporary, with that maturity and interpreting the newer songs, taking to the road/stage soon. Watch this space! 🙂
Is that a photo of Kate or Maaike?
That is Maaike.
That is an uncanny resemblance! At least in that pic.
I saw Maaike’s performance in Liverpool this year and it was wonderful. As a Kate fan for almost thirty years I didn’t think I would really enjoy what I thought would be a “tribute act”, but Maaike’s show is so much more than that. I strongly recommend that you go and see her.
Thanks for your kind words, Peter and Kaybee! In addition: all our live dates can be found at our website (even more dates to follow!).
I am going to see “Wow” in February 2013 at the Opera House Manchester. I am wondering whether I will enjoy myself as much as I did when I went to see “The Hounds of Love” as I did, at the Holmfirth Hippodrome.
I saw WOW last Saturday at Leicester, De Montfort Hall.
I didn’t know what to expect. My wife couldn’t make it, so I texted her at the interval:
“She looks and sounds gd. looking fwd to 2nd half!” At the end of the evening, I texted her again
“Brill! All Kate’s hits done so well. Also, superb backing band!”
I look forward to seeing her again..