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Cloudbusting bring their full acclaimed show to Ireland in September!

CLOUDBUSTING ON STAGE

Following their successful Songbook shows in Ireland with Del Palmer in 2018, Cloudbusting are taking the whole band across the Irish Sea for the first time this September:

CLOUDBUSTING 2019 IRISH TOUR DATES

We’ve said it many times: before you bristle at the thought of a Kate Bush “tribute” act (and I certainly have in the past), you really should check out some of them for yourself. The quality really is very high indeed these days, in many ways Kate’s music just demands that. It’s a special thrill to hear these songs played in a live setting, feels a bit like getting a hug from an old friend! At the very top of the stack is of course Cloudbusting. Fronted by singer Mandy Watson, these superb musicians play to sold out shows and to huge demand all over the UK.

Their winning formula is fairly simple; they focus on the delivery of the music and the vocals without attempts at parody or mimicry. Their set really is the stuff of fans dreams; featuring not just all the well known singles, but unexpected album cuts and rarer songs too. To give you an example of what Cloudbusting bring to the table – read my review of their stunning 4oth Anniversary of The Kick Inside show. You can watch a clip from that show above where Kate’s choreography consultant and dance partner, Stewart Avon Arnold, joined them and performed a dance to complement The Man With The Child In His Eyes, along with his dance partner Tori Wood-Ives. Stewart had always wanted to create something for this song, one of the few he didn’t dance to on the 1979 Lionheart tour. 

“Throughout, singer Mandy Watson brought a searing authenticity to her vocals, never attempting to parody Kate’s voice. The result is a performance from her that is consistently sensational. Mandy always addresses the audience as herself, a singer, never pretending to be Kate, just a genuine fan of this music wanting to do it justice. She deserves special praise for taking on the sheer array of Kate’s most elaborate songs which the band had woven into this show, and making it seem effortless.” 

Irish fans – do not miss!

CLOUDBUSTING 2019 IRISH TOUR DATES

Kate Bush UK tribute shows in 2018 so far – a round up!

There is a lot of activity at the moment in the UK during Kate’s 40th anniversary year as regards tribute shows – with acts presenting their various takes on Kate’s music on the live stage – here’s a round up of some we’ve been told about.

The KT Bush Band, which features original members Brian Bath and Vic King, are playing a gig on Friday February 16th at the Hertford Corn Exchange.  Vic tells me it will showcase “many songs from the early days plus great album songs.” All info at www.thektbushband.com Cheers, Vic!

KT Bush Band

The KT Bush Band

Cloudbusting perform at a (now sold-out) gig in Islington Assembly Hall on February 17th (exactly 40 years to the day since The Kick Inside was released) – a very exciting night, the entire album will be performed, with promises of special guests, we can’t wait. Cloudbusting have a very busy schedule for 2018, see below and read more at their Facebook page here:

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Cloudbusting 2018 dates

Them Heavy People are an established KB tribute band that you should be aware of, check out their next gig on 13th July in Shrewesbury or see loads more about this hard working band at their site here: https://www.themheavypeoplekatebushtribute.com/

Them Heavy People

Them Heavy People

Rachel Sinnetta writes to tell us about a 24-date theatre tour she is embarking on. It is called “Wuthering Heights – The Music of Kate Bush featuring Rachel Sinnetta and her Rubber Band”  – you can read more at their Facebook page here. It is described as “a spectacular show for all Kate Bush enthusiasts including a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the release of Kate’s amazing debut album “The Kick Inside”. Wuthering Heights – is the ultimate salute to the widely respected and revered Kate Bush.” All tour dates in the UK in April/May and June are here

Rachel Sinetta KB tribute

As previously mentioned, The Kick Inside tribute act, celebrating Kate’s early career with a piano-centred show, kicks off with a gig in London on February 25th. Read about that at our article here.

The Kick Inside Tribute

Jennie Abrahamson has posted a video on Facebook of herself rehearsing for two symphonic Kate Bush tribute shows in Gothenberg, Sweden on March 23rd and 24th – more on those at our previous article here.

Hounds of Love “multi-sensory event” being held in London in April

Immersive Music event

Update: Thanks to the nice people at Immersive Music we have 5 pairs of tickets to give away! To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is answer the following question:

On one song on the Hounds of Love album, something gets hidden in a garden. What is it? Update: Competition is now closed and winners have been chosen – thanks! p.s. the correct answer is: a yo-yo 🙂

Please send your answer to competition@katebushnews.com – if you are successful I will then be in touch by email to get your ticket details to you. The competition runs till the end of Wednesday March 22nd at which point the random draw will be made. Winners can choose to attend on either Thursday 20th, Friday 21st or Saturday 22nd April shows at an as yet undisclosed location in London. Good luck! p.s. if you can’t wait, tickets are available here.

Competition Rules: Competition ends March 23rd, 2017 at 23:59 (GMT). One entry per person. Multiple entries, the registration of multiple email addresses for one person and incomplete entries will result in disqualification. katebushnews.com is not responsible for the timeliness of delivery or electronic or computer malfunctions that may affect the delivery or content of entry. Winners will be selected in a random draw from all eligible entries on or about March 24th, 2017. Winners will be notified by email. If winners cannot be reached within 3 days of notification, alternate winners will be selected. Event takes place in London, UK and winners need to be available to make their own travel arrangements to attend. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made. All decisions of katebushnews.com is final.

Here’s some news about an event happening over 3 nights in London in April. Immersive Music presents: ‘Hounds of Love’ From the Press release: “Following the success of last year’s sold-out event, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Immersive Music is back, and it’s taking on another iconic album. This time you will be taken deep into the heart and soul of Kate Bush’s highly-acclaimed fifth album, the self-produced ‘Hounds of Love’. For a limited time this April, this famous album will be brought to life at a secret location with a unique, multi-sensory experience like no other. Guiding you on a fully interactive adventure using performance, artwork and music, Immersive Music will give you a unique insight into this pivotal album and you will be able to experience it in ways unimaginable.

All of the night’s activities will culminate in a live performance of the album in its entirety (by leading UK tribute act, Cloudbusting). So, if you’re a Kate Bush fan, it’s kind of  compulsory. Celebrate one of the world’s best-loved musicians with a completely out of this world experience where you can look, listen, feel and interact with ‘Hounds of Love’. You’ll get to live the legend as if you were part of the songs themselves. Make a deal with god, wake the witch inside you and let them transport you into the tranquil, frantic, dreamy and chaotic world of Kate Bush. The event takes place at an undisclosed location in North London on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 20th – 22nd April.”

See www.immersivemusic.co.uk for more details. Or find details on social media: Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

VENUE CHANGE: Cloudbusting tribute 30th Anniversary of Hounds of Love concert!

An important change-of-venue announcement from Kate Bush tribute band, Cloudbusting, on their special Hounds of Love 30th Anniversary concert in London on September 16th:

“30 years to the day after it was released, on Wednesday 16th September, Kate Bush’s astounding album Hounds of Love is going to be performed in full by Cloudbusting at the Islington Assembly Hall which, according to The Guardian, is ‘one of London’s best mid-sized music venues’.

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That’s only half the story! We are performing a full 2 hour set spanning the whole of Kate’s career including some songs which we are pretty sure have NEVER been played live before.
We will be joined on stage by Kate’s drummer Preston Heyman who is planning something VERY special for Sat In Your Lap.

Members of The London Bulgarian Choir will help us recreate the magic of Kate’s music throughout the evening. Our very good friends from the South West’s greatest folk/rock band Mad Dog Mcrea will pile on the Celtic authenticity for many of the songs from Hounds of Love.

Any tickets that have been sent out from The Bloomsbury will be valid on the door. We will have in our possession on the evening the tickets that were to be collected at the Bloomsbury box office. The Bloomsbury box office team have assured us they will be contacting everyone with full details of the venue change. Anyone who is unable to make it to the new venue will be offered a full refund by the Bloomsbury Theatre. To these people we offer our most sincere apologies.

There are a handful of tickets still available. The Islington Assembly Hall does not have its own box office so we’re not quite sure how to allocate these. If you know anyone who might want one please get them to contact us on this page. We will do our best to ensure you get similar seats to the ones originally purchased. If you have any further questions please get in touch!
Now, who knows a good pub nearby where we can all celebrate afterwards?”

More at the band’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cloudbustingkatebushtribute

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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 Anniversary HomeGround party, Editors Peter, Dave and Krys are pleased to confirm that there will be another Kate themed party this year.

This year’s event will take place on Friday 21st June ~ the Summer Solstice ~ and will be at the legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern. The RVT is in Vauxhall, South London, just over the Thames from the West End and is a two minute walk from Vauxhall Underground, main line and bus stations and is two tube stops from the Victoria railway terminus. The RVT is home to award winning club night Duckie as well as the Hot August Fringe Festival and many other top music and cabaret events and performances.

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We are very pleased to confirm that the night will feature an exclusive live performance from Kate Bush tribute band Cloudbusting fronted by long time Kate fan and HomeGround reader, Lisa Oliver.

The band will be performing a special set for the HomeGround party and are asking fans to make suggestions for Kate songs they would like to hear on the night, making this a unique event mixing some of Kate’s most well-known songs with fan favourites.

You can email your suggestions to: katebushmydreamthree@yahoo.co.uk

The night will also feature DJ sets from Paul Burston, Phil Marriot, HG editor Dave Cross and Paul Thomas.

The RVT is a fantastic venue, celebrating its 150th birthday this year. We are very excited about this party, which will be a great night for Kate fans.

Advance tickets are £8 each available from this pay pal link or the link on the HomeGround page.




There will be tickets on sale on the night for £10.

There will be updates to follow plus more information on Cloudbusting and the DJs.

We are also hoping that this will be the launch party for the HomeGround book, now proceeding to proof, itself taking almost as long to produce as a Kate album!

rvtThe Royal Vauxhall Tavern
372 Kennington Lane,
Vauxhall,
London SE11 5HY

 

 

www.rvt.org.uk

 

Cloudbusting: Gigs for 2013

Cloudbusting were formed in Spring 2012 with the aim of performing live the uniquely beautiful music of Kate Bush. The band says: “We all know there can only be one Kate and no-one does it quite like her! At a Cloudbusting show you can expect all of the atmosphere, musical style and visual excellence of Kate Bush, faithfully recreated LIVE on stage…”

The band’s new year kicked off at Remedies Bar Taunton today and will continue on Saturday 16th February at The Palladium Club Bideford, Friday 29th March at the The Patriot Inn Crumlin, Thursday 9th May at the The Diamond Sutton-in-Ashfield, Friday 10th May at Huntingdon Hall Worcester, Saturday 1st June at the Cream Tea Charity Biker Run North Devon, Friday 12th July at The Tropic at Ruislip Middlesex, and 18th August (tbc) at the Tribfest Sledmore House Yorkshire. Other dates will follow.

On Saturday 13th April the band will perform on BBC Radio Devon’s John Govier Show.

 

 

 

 

Cloudbusting does Nocturne:

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Further details, and sound and video clips on the band’s website here. You can also follow the band on Facebook.

 

‘Cloudbusting’ Kate tribute band get us in the Christmas mood!

Quite lovely! Read more about ‘Cloudbusting’, the Kate Bush tribute band currently getting raves in the Kate Bush fan community at their Facebook page, here.

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Update for Tribute Band Cloudbusting dates

The new Kate Bush tribute band Cloudbusting have updated info on their first dates:

Friday 10th August – The Clinton Arms – Frithelstock, N. Devon

Saturday 8th September – The Ginhouse – Bodmin, Cornwall

Thursday 11th October – The Roadhouse, Stirchley, Birmingham

Saturday 8th December – Seven Stars – Winkleigh, N. Devon

This is what the band say: “We are musicians dedicated to playing and performing the music of the unique and incomparable Kate Bush. We all know there is one Kate and no-one does it quite like her. We concentrate on performing the music and bringing Kate’s songs to the live stage – some of which have never been heard live before

This band is good, so we urge all who can, go to see them!

 

Their website is here.

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