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The KT Bush Band play Norwich on Thursday 16th May

News of a new gig from The KT Bush Band at Epic Studios, Norwich, Thursday 16th May. Thanks to Vic King for letting me know. 

The KT Bush Band was formed in 1977 by guitarist Brian Bath, drummer Vic King, bassist Del Palmer and Kate Bush on vocals and piano. Their set consisted of classic soul and rock covers, Brian’s original songs, and many of Kate’s songs before they were released on the EMI label. The band quickly gained a loyal and venue-filling following – playing gigs around well-known venues in London, performing songs like “James and the Cold Gun”, “Them Heavy People” and “Oh To Be in Love” long before they were released by songwriter Kate Bush on The Kick Inside.

Fast forward 40 years to 2017, Vic and Brian have taken The KT Bush Band back on the road: performing the music of Kate Bush, along with fascinating insights and anecdotes from the early days, and with some original KT Bush Band songs not heard since 1977!

Vic & Brian are joined by Sallie-Anne Hurst on Vocals, Steve Bevan on Bass, and Emily Francis on Keys.

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All info on www.thektbushband.com and their Facebook page! 

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Upcoming shows announced for The KT Bush Band!

We have fresh English dates over the coming months from The KT Bush Band – which, as you’ll know, features original members Brian Bath and Vic King from Kate’s pre-fame pub band gigs. All ticket links below or check out the band’s site here: http://www.thektbushband.com

October 19th Southern Maltings Art Centre – Ware, Hertfordshire
November 9th “The Cut” Art Centre – Halesworth, Suffolk
December 7th Mycenae House – Blackheath, London
January 26th The Quay Theatre – Sudbury, Suffolk
February 2nd Farncombe Music Club – Surrey

The KT Bush Band Poster

Brian Bath plays UK radio studio concert

Our friend Brian Bath will be performing new and exciting work on Phoenix Community Radio on Friday 19th May, 8pm-10pm, and we’re very happy to spread the word! Brian will perform some of his own songs and even some of Kate’s. The concert will also feature founding member of the KT Bush Band, Vic King. £4 admission. Details in the poster below. You can listen live via the station’s website.

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KT Bush Band perform songs from Kate’s early years in UK church gig!

Brian Bath, who as you’ll know played guitar in Kate’s original KT Bush Band in the late 70s as well as appearing on four of her studio albums, has let us know about the latest gig from the re-launched KT Bush Band – and the gig and venue sounds very special indeed. Here’s this from the band. Ticket info is on the poster below. Thanks, Brian!

“Looking ahead to 3rd March 2017, we’ve now confirmed a performance at the superb St John’s Church venue in Farncombe near Guildford.

This venue has welcomed many well known artists over the past few years, with concerts from Steve Howe, John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest, Gordon Giltrap, Kiki Dee, China Crisis and other crowd pleasers.

Please join us in March, and bring your friends!”

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KT Bush Band announce more upcoming gigs!

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The re-launched KT Bush Band with original members Brian Bath and Vic King continue to make waves with more dates announced for 2016! Joined by Jodie May on vocal duty, and Steve Bevan on Bass the band will bring their unique take on Kate’s early work to the following venues:

Brian says: “Well, it’s all about the music and putting on a great show, these unique songs – album tracks and hit singles – are all in the mix, plus a few stories here and there to bring you closer to the maestro. Come along and grow with us, we need your magical presence to ensure this is the memorable and moving experience you can imagine.”

You can follow the band on their their official site. Brian Bath maintains his own official site here.

KT Bush Band reforms with two original members – Brian Bath and Vic King!

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This news has left us with a warm, nostalgic feeling! Two of the original members of the KT Bush Band are returning to the stage with a new band re-creating Kate’s very earliest performances in pubs and clubs in 1977, and featuring original material performed in her early career. The other member of the KT Bush Band, apart from Kate, was Del Palmer (with a special mention for Paddy Bush, who helped out with lights and dropped in guitar and mandolin parts too!)

Drummer Vic King and guitarist Brian Bath who created the KT Bush Band in 1976 have been secretly preparing for a return to the stage since early 2014, and performance dates are now being scheduled for release.

Full details of the new band are on the website where visitors can also link to the band’s new Social Media pages! Wishing the lads every success with the shows.

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Brian Bath – official site and KT Bush Band relaunched!

UPDATE 2016: Brian now maintains his own website here. Read about the KT Bush Band re-launching at their site here!

Brian Bath, who played many of those guitar licks you remember from Kate’s early albums has his own band, “The Life of Brian” with Miranda (vocals) Stephen (Bass) and Phillip (Drums). The band are based in south-east London and play in pubs, clubs and at private functions, performing numbers from a wide range of musical styles and genres by artists such as Adele to ZZ Top! including The Beatles, The Kinks,  The Police, The Pretenders, Anastasia, KT Tunstall, Amy Winehouse, Kings of Leon, Sheryl Crow and much more.

Brian Bath page added

Here’s a chance to catch up on the music of another legend heavily associated with Kate…we’ve added a Brian Bath page to the features section here. Del Palmer has popped by to leave a comment about his friend there too. I’ll always remember Brian’s trippy cartoons from the early KBC newsletters, fans of those drawings will love the look of his Myspace page, link to that in our new page also. Check it out.

Del Palmer and Brian Bath

Del Palmer and Brian Bath in the early days

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