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“The Kate Inside” – a celebration of Kate Bush in Cardiff

Cardiff event Kate posterThanks to Jo Whitby for letting us know about what sounds like a fun live event in Cardiff, Wales celebrating the work of Kate Bush on the 16th August.

“After a 35 year absence Kate Bush returns to the stage for a series of live shows in London. Why should London get all the fun? Join Ellie Makes Music, Dominic Griffin, Laurence Made Me Cry, Jack Barnett, Mary Of Scots and more for an evening of live Kate Bush covers, dancing, visuals and leotards. Rather than having a support act/main act – this event will be presented like a theatrical performance so make sure you get there on time! Kate Bush fancy dress encouraged!!”

Cat On The Wall Music & Culture Webzine Proudly Presents…


16th August 2014

Four Bars @ Dempseys, Cardiff

15 Castle St, CF10 1BS Cardiff

Performances by Ellie Makes Music, Dominic Griffin, Laurence Made Me Cry, Jack Barnett, Mary Of Scots, Alone and more. Doors: 8pm

Tickets: £6 ADV BUY HERE

Beautiful version of Running Up That Hill from last weekend’s Belfast event

Thomas Keery from Dog Kennel Productions has filmed a very fine version of Running Up That Hill from two of the participants in the recent Kate Bush tribute event marking International Women’s Day. In this clip, Fiona O’Kane and Frances Mitchell rehearse their cover of the song prior to Saturday’s event in the Oh Yeah Centre in Belfast. Just lovely. (with thanks to Thomas for getting in touch)

Belfast tribute to Kate for International Women’s Day event

Belfast International Women's Day Kate Bush event

The ‘Oh Yeah Centre’  in Belfast is hosting an International Women’s Day special of music and film celebrating Kate’s work. From the press release:

“The evening will feature live interpretations of her work, plus original material from local artists Fiona O Kane (runaway GO), Suzanne Savage, The Dandy Horses, Shannon O Neill, and Decomposing In Paris.

Kate Bush is one of the most successful female solo artists of the last 35 years. At the age of 19 she topped the UK singles charts with her debut single ‘Wuthering Heights’ which made her the first woman to have a number one hit with a self penned song. Since then she has released 10 albums, and has been nominated for and received several awards including an Ivor Novello in 2002. In 1980 her third album ‘Never for Ever’ made her the first woman ever to enter the album charts at number one.

In addition to celebrating her incredible and inspirational contribution to the world of music, the evening will also highlight an interesting link that she has with Belfast, through a short film. The story tells of how she sourced a Lambeg drum from a shop on Sandy Row, when recording the album ‘Hounds of Love’. The instrument which was specially commissioned went on to feature in the hugely successful tracks ‘Running Up That Hill’ and ‘Cloudbusting’.

The event which is free kicks off at 1pm with the screening of a Kate Bush documentary ‘Under Review’, plus live music from Wookalily, and a women’s safety info session. The evening event will start at 9pm.”

This Woman’s Work
Saturday 8th March
9pm- late
Bar service, over 18s.

Kate Remixes of the Day: This Woman’s Work (Echoes Remix) and “Electric Cloudbusting” (Lifelike Remix)

On certain days, if done well, a remix of a Kate song can be just the ticket. Uplifting, even. Here’s two I really like, both great on headphones. (Note: Both are unofficial mixes – cheers for the link, Brian. Cloudbusting animation from the Bushygifs tumblr page)

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Memories of The Sensual Walk 2013

This year we pulled together The Sensual Walk event at the very last minute, helped in no small part by an amazingly generous offer to make use of the Sutton Martello Tower from its wonderful owner, Paul (thanks again, Paul!). Collaborating once again with the lovely Siobhán Kane and the brilliant Young Hearts Run Free collective, a fantastic day of walking, music and picnicking was had by all. Big thanks again to Adrian Crowley, Tieranniesaur, Donal Dineen, Seán Mac Erlaine, and Mike Stevens for performing in the tower for us. The Young Hearts Run Free blog site has been updated with photos of the event, held 15th June, which I thought would be nice to share. Check them out here.

Sensual Walk 2013 - photo by Steve Cole

Kate Bush Tribute Night coming to Chicago

Kate Bush Tribute Night poster

Get ready, Chicago: some of the Windy City’s most Kate Bush-obsessed DJs and musicians have something special in the works.

On Wednesday, August, 21, The Whistler in the heart of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood will play host to Song of Summer: A Kate Bush Tribute Night, a party celebrating the legendary British singer-songwriter’s illustrious career in honor of the 35th anniversary of the release of her debut album “The Kick Inside” this year.

Back after a brief hiatus, the third edition of a Kate Bush Tribute Night in Chicago will feature live performances from artists including Kyle Greer and Distant Cities. A trio of Bush-phile DJs including Belazauberin, Joshua and Josie Bush will play sets featuring music by Bush in addition to covers, remixes and songs by artists influenced by the ever-eccentric artist.

The event is free and will begin at 9:30 p.m. at the Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Press coverage of past editions of Kate Bush Tribute Night:

“Kate Bush is not a recluse as much as she is an artist who understands the importance of patience (and perhaps perfectionism) when creating music.” — Britt Julious, Gapers Block, 11/29/10

“Take note from the flocks of art school girls at the bar and seize this opportunity to swirl around in floaty skirts and spandy-wear–dancing like a depressed-ballerina or zombie hipster. Kate would approve.” — Rachel White,, 11/30/10

“Like Bush herself, this party should be special and entirely one-of-a-kind.” — Kim Bellware, Chicagoist, 11/30/10

Netherlands fan gathering at Efteling – May 25th

In the run up to the June 21st HomeGround Kate Bush party in London (read more here) some fans on Facebook have organised a relaxed meet-up at Efteling theme park in the Netherlands on May 25th. The park is famous among fans as the filming location of a Dutch Kate Bush television special in May 1978. Full details for the day are at this page here or join the organisers Facebook group here.

Yirry Yanya, the person behind the Efteling meet-up site, has recently won praise for this fan-made animation which they created based on Kate’s song Misty – check it out 🙂

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The Sensual Walk – Howth, Ireland. This Saturday, 16th June!

Can you tell this event came together a bit later than usual this year? I’m very happy to say that The Sensual Walk event is happening again on Howth Head, Dublin Ireland on Bloomsday, Saturday 16th June. We are gathering at 2pm for a 3pm kick off at the summit car park in Howth. The event is inspired by Kate’s song, The Sensual World, and celebrates James Joyce, Ulysses, Dublin and of course Kate and her music. This year the event is being co-organised with the wonderful Siobhán Kane and Young Hearts Run Free, in aid of the Dublin Simon Community. We’ll have no evening venue this time, so the emphasis will be on music performances in the open air on the Hill of Howth by some great Irish musicians, recitations, peaches and seedcake on the hill and picnic fun! The event is “weather oblivious” so come prepared!

Young Hearts Run FreeAfter the cliff walk down into the village of Howth, we will retire to The Bloody Stream pub (at Howth train station) for pints etc. Note that this is a busy weekend for Kate Bush related events and that Seán will of course be attending the HomeGround 30th Birthday bash in London the following day, Sunday June 17th – wish me luck! Read more on the big HomeGround celebration in the post below this. (Any queries on the Howth event – just drop me an email

The HomeGround 30th Birthday Party – Sunday 17th June 2012

The HomeGround 30th Birthday Party will be on Sunday 17th June 2012 from 4 pm until 10 pm at Lo-Profile, 84-86 Wardour Street, London W1F 0TQ.

In 2012 we reach 30 years since we first decided to put out a Kate Bush fanzine and produced the very first copy with scissors and paste and the office photocopier.

We’re feeling the need to celebrate, and The HomeGround 30th birthday party is going to be relaxed and fun, a chance to meet other Kate fans and hear Kate’s music played in a club. This is not a convention with organised events or acts, just a chance to have fun and socialise in a Kate themed environment.

Lo-Profile is situated in the heart of Soho just five minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus Underground Station.

We are happy to confirm that the DJs on the day will be;

Paul Burston. Best selling author, Time Out journalist, promoter of Polari, and DJ. Paul first saw Kate Bush on Saturday morning TV performing Wuthering Heights and fell about laughing. A week later he went out and bought the record and hasn’t looked back since. An author and journalist, he has met many of his musical heroes, but not Kate Bush. He’s not bitter.

Phil Marriot. Phil is the head of music at Gaydar radio and has his own evening show on the station he is also a resident at XXL and has played at many top venues such as the RVT and Area and is one of London’s most respected DJs. He is a life long Kate Fan.

Dave Cross. Yes the HomeGround editor is also a DJ and has played at many top clubs including G-A-Y, Heaven and Fire.

Tickets for the party are just £6.00 each and can be ordered via the PayPal buttons at the top and bottom of the HomeGround Page.

Once your payment has been received you will get an email confirmation from us. This will be your ticket and you need to bring it with you to gain access to the party.

See you all there!

Dave Krys Peter

Kate sends her thanks …

Kate has now posted this message of thanks on

I am so thrilled and honoured that ’50 Words For Snow’ won the South Bank Sky Arts award yesterday. It was a really wonderful event with the most extraordinary collection of artists. I was absolutely delighted to be a part of it and simply stunned by the incredible welcome. Many, many thanks to Melvyn Bragg for such a special day. I wonder if he knows what a total treasure he is?

I have been sent a great long list of comments from you all and I am just completely overwhelmed. Thank you so much for all your kind words and love. You made me cry!  I feel so touched and grateful to have you there and I am over the moon!
                   With love,
                        A very happy Kate xxxxxxxxx

Kate Bush Tribute Show in Chicago Tomorrow Night (Thursday 8th December)

Chicago KB tribute nightSo sorry we’re late with this one! From the organiser’s Facebook event page: “In honor of the release of Kate Bush’s first wholly new full-length album since 2005, “50 Words For Snow,” we are paying tribute to the legendary songstress extraordinaire once again. Parlour on Clark will play host to a coalition of Bush-phile DJs — DJ Joshua, DJ Belazauberin and DJ Josie Bush — spinning a selection of music and videos by Bush herself and the many other artists, new and old, who have been influenced by the innovating musician’s sprawling catalog. The event will serve as a fundraiser for TGIF (Trans, Genderqueer, Intersex Freedom) Pride. Attendees are invited to offer up a $5 suggested donation to help make the first-ever event happen and Bush-themed treats will also be available for purchase. All proceeds from both the door charge and the “50 Words” bake sale will benefit TGIF. Finally, we heard a rumor that several copies — both CDs and on vinyl — of “50 Words” will be up for grabs at the event. Don’t miss this!” (many thanks to Joe Erbentraut and again sorry we missed this before now!) This event may come just in time for some snow in Chicago!

The Sensual Walk is a big success :)

The Sensual Walk 2011Well, our event on Howth Head went brilliantly on Saturday – we had sunshine (despite grim weather predictions) and a happy crowd enjoyed the cliff walk before we headed into Dublin for a superb night of live music. Thanks a million to the Prairie Dawgs, Jeroen Saegeman, Richer than Astronauts, Mike Stevens, Carol Keogh and Band and Captain A. Kate songs covered through out the night included The Man With The Child In His Eyes, Cloudbusting, King of the Mountain,  Hello Earth, Running Up That Hill, Hounds of Love, Wow, Babooshka and Army Dreamers, exceptional performances all. Thanks to all who attended and to Thomas Dunning for supplying the Georgian chanting!

Related plug: If you are in Dublin this coming Saturday, June 25th, you’ll be able to see two of The Sensual Walk performers take part in the all-day Popical Island event in which they launch their follow-up to the exceptionally popular compilation that this Dublin collective released last year. More details on that event at Whelans from 2.30pm is here. Listen below to the track Anne’s Birthday from Groom featuring our friends Mike and Jeroen, from the Popical Island II CD. Enjoy!

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Carol Keogh joins Sensual Walk evening line-up

Irish singer Carol Keogh, of Plague Monkeys, Tycho Brahe and Autamata, will be performing a solo set at the evening part of The Sensual Walk in the Odessa Club, Dublin on June 18th. She joins Captain A, Mike Stevens of Groom, Richer Than Astronauts, Jeroen Saegeman of Walpurgis Family and the Prairie Dawgs for a great evening of music and Kate Bush type things, with the promise of some Kate Bush covers along the way! More here.

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More bands confirmed for The Sensual Walk – Saturday, June 18th

Read more about this upcoming event here! Hope to see some of you there.

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Dutch fans enjoy EMI album launch party!

Pictures and reports on the Director’s Cut album launch party in Amsterdam here.


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