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Wow ….“A celebration of the Music, Lyrics & Dance of Kate Bush”

From Alt Sounds:

Thursday 12 April 2012 at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool

‘Wow’ is the brainchild of Liverpool promoter Spike Beecham and sees the introduction .of talented Dutch performer, Maaike Breijma. Not only does Maaike share her birthday with the icon, she is blessed with an uncanny resemblance both in her appearance, performance and vocally with the singer. Maaike is set to astound audiences worldwide, as she sings Kate Bush’s greatest songs and performs many of the dance routines by Kate Bush on stage and in video.

Maaike is backed by a band of top Liverpool musicians and dancers under a production designed by the team that brought you Lord of the Dance …”

Tel: 0151 709 3789 Tickets from £15.00 to £21.00 Doors 7.00pm

Liverpool Philharmonic-Gig details

Maaike is also known as “the Dutch Kate Bush” – see our featured artist page here

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!

BBC Reports the Kate tribute bands:

Tim Master reports on Fake Bush, Never for Ever and Hounds of Love …

Kate Bush has gone on tour only once in her long career – in 1979. As she releases an album of re-worked songs, meet the acts who are keeping her music in the spotlight. Bush was just 20 when she completed The Tour Of Life after topping the charts with Wuthering Heights the previous year. In a recent interview, the 52-year-old singer hinted that she might like to perform live again. But for now it is a handful of dedicated singers and musicians who are performing her songs live on stage ….

See our own coverage of these bands in the Features section and the gig guide.

Kate tribute band play Poole, Sunday 8th May

Hounds of Love, the acclaimed Kate Bush tribute band, are playing in Poole, UK tomorrow. More details at our featured artist’s gig guide here.

UK tribute band need you!

Never for Ever, a Kate Bush tribute band that operate in the northwest of the UK have been adding new gig dates for the 2011 season. (see our gigs listing here). The highlight is a potential slot at this years Glastonbudget festival. To make it through, one of their gigs is also an audition for the festival. It takes place on Saturday 26th February at 9pm at The Shed in Leicester. It’s a single 45 minute set, half the band’s usual set length. They’d love as many Kate fans to come along as possible to enjoy the gig and help make the audition successful! We have more on Never For Ever – including the show setlist here.
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‘Hounds of Love’ Tribute Band to Tour UK in early 2009

With their Youtube video clips generating a positive buzz among fans, ‘Hounds of Love’, the tribute band, are to tour the UK over the next few months. This is an opportunity to hear Kate’s music played live by people with a genuine respect and feel for the material. The shows aren’t meant to be a pastiche or cabaret act. A six-piece band fronted by singer Josie Mills from York, they communicate Kate’s songs with impressive passionate sympathy. Their set includes Wow, The Big Sky, Running Up That Hill, Man With The Child In Eyes, Cloudbusting, And So Is Love, Them Heavy People, Babooshka, Hounds Of Love, James and the Cold Gun, Rubberband Girl and Wuthering Heights. Read more about the band, watch and listen to clips and find out more info on the tour dates here: http://www.myspace.com/thehoundsofloveband

Inquirys about the band or venues interested in booking them should email Richard here.

17 Jan 2009 20:00 The Square and Compass Ilminster, Southwest
23 Jan 2009 20:00 The Old Market Brighton & Hove, South
29 Jan 2009 20:00 The Robin Wolverhampton, Midlands
30 Jan 2009 20:00 The Brook Southampton, South
13 Feb 2009 21:00 The Fleece and Firkin Bristol
14 Feb 2009 20:00 The Met Theatre Bury, Northwest
07 Mar 2009 20:00 The Picturedrome Holmfirth, Northeast
13 Mar 2009 20:00 Tavistock Wharf Tavistock, Southwest
14 Mar 2009 20:00 Falmouth Pavilion Falmouth, Southwest
26 Mar 2009 20:00 The Stables Milton Keynes, London and South East
16 Apr 2009 20:00 Memorial Hall Sheffield, Northeast

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