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Baby Bushka from San Diego tour UK and Ireland, autumn 2018

Baby Bushka

As we’ve seen recently, the number of Kate Bush tribute acts actively doing shows is increasing, and more importantly, diversifying – each bringing their own take on Kate’s music to a live crowd. One of the only US based acts we’ve heard from, Baby Bushka, “filled with 4 part harmonies and epic choreographed dancing”, are visiting the UK and Ireland this autumn.

Baby Bushka are an all female 8 piece Kate Bush Tribute Band based in San Diego. Although new to the scene they have already sold out their first two shows in San Diego and are planning more and more. The 29th and 30th of September sees them play Moth Club in Hackney, London. Tickets and info are here. They also play The Button Factory, Dublin on October 12th – details here.

Natasha from the band tells us:  “Kate Bush means the world to us and sharing the beauty, joy and genius of her music with old and new fans in a fun and fresh live show is what we love to do.” Read more about Baby Bushka at their Facebook page or their official site.

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:

Cloudbusting

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.

The Kick Inside tribute act launch in February with London gig

Raf Mantelli has been in touch to let us know that her new tribute act, The Kick Inside, celebrating Kate’s early career, are finally launching with a show in London on Feb 25th at 7.30 pm. Venue is Bar & Co at Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2R2PN London, It features Raf on vocals and piano and O Richard on double bass.

There is a Facebook event page here, and still some early bird tickets available here. Watch clips and read more about the act at their official site: https://www.thekickinside.co.uk/

The Kick Inside tribute act

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

Happy Halloween: 2015 Wuthering Hike and tribute Sky of Honey

WHikeIIThe HomeGround Wuthering Hike to Top Withens,  the legendary site of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights on Haworth Moor, will be taking place on Saturday 31st October 2015, Halloween. As HomeGround old timers will know, we first did this in 1984, and have been doing it intermitantly in the thirty odd years ever since. Weather permitting of course, we’ll be leavisky2ng from the Wuthering Heights pub at Stanbury at about 1.00 pm and hope to be up at Top Withens by about 2.00 pm, and down before it gets dark. If you’re coming, make sure you’re properly dressed for hill walking and that someone knows where you are! If the weather is really bad, then we might stay in the pub! In the evening we’ll be across to the Black Bull pub in Haworth for a 8.00 pm set by our good friend, Kate tribute vocalist, A Sky of Honey, fresh from her much appreciated appearance at Birmingham.  We can recommend Haworth at this time of year, the season of mellow fruitfulness, mists,  and ghosts. [Photo of Sky by Krystyna FitzGerald-Morris]

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’.

Cloudbusting

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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Newly forming Kate tribute band needs musicians!

Sky BoswellSky Boswell performingLifelong Kate fan, Sky Boswell, is looking for musicians with passion and dedication to join her in bringing Kate’s music to the stage. Recently guest performer with Cloudbusting at HomeGround’s Midsummer Party in London, Sky has written and performed her own music and now wants to take her Kate band on the road across the UK. If you’re interested, or need more information, please contact us here and we’ll pass on the details to Sky! sean@katebushnews.com

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.

 

Maaike Breijman’s “Wow – A Celebration of the Music of Kate Bush” to tour in 2013

http://www.dreamingofkate.com/

The Kate tribute show featuring Maaike Breijman will tour the UK in 2013. “Wow, A Celebration of the Music & Artistry of Kate Bush” will open at The Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on Friday 22nd February, and the tour will proceed as follows: Saturday 23rd February – St. Georges Hall, Bradford Mon 25th February – Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Wednesday 27th February – The Sage, Gateshead, Thursday 28th February – Opera House, Manchester
Saturday 2nd March – De Montford Hall, Leicester, Sunday 3rd March – The Anvil, Basingstoke, Monday 4th March – Waterside, Aylesbury, Wednesday 6th March – Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Thursday 7th March – Opera House, York, Friday 8th March – Derngate Theatre, Northampton, Sunday 10th March – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London.

The minimum ticket price will be £19.50 and you can buy tickets from Maaike’s webite here.

The first European date will be Thursday 25th April – Carre Theatre, Amsterdam and the minimum ticket price will be 17 Euros. Further dates are to be announced.

Says Maaike: “While we’re still in production rehearsals it’s a little bit of a guess which songs will be my favourite to perform, as they might be different from the ones I love to sing most or listen to at home.  But I’m really looking forward to performing Breathing, Them Heavy People and Army Dreamers. I won’t say anything more about the set list though.”

Producer Spike Beecham says: “It was important to me that this show was treated as if I was putting together a show for Kate Bush and our idea of what we believe Kate Bush would have done with the songs she never performed live. We have an amazing live band, taken the elements of dance we found in videos and from footage of Kate’s one and only tour and used these as a basis for some newly choreographed routines.

 

‘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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WOW – A Celebration of the Music & Artistry of Kate Bush

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.

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.

Tribute Band ‘Never for Ever’ return to Lichfield Garrick

Never for Ever are a four piece band based in the North West who share a love of Kate Bush and “a passion for recreating the music and visual experience of this iconic performer”. The set list will include Wuthering Heights, Babooshka, Running up that Hill and Cloudbusting, as well as many ‘lesser known tracks’.

Never for Ever will perform on May 5 at 7.30pm. Details and tickets from the Lichfield Garrick.

Gig Review: WOW – A celebration of the Music, Lyrics & Dance of Kate Bush

LSMedia on last night’s Maaike Breijman’s tribute gig:

There may have been the odd one or two in the audience… that would have been in the audience the only time Kate Bush actually played in Liverpool and …the only ones to be there over 30 years later from that date to hear the sensational talent of Maaike Breijman go through two sets of the most sensual, inspiring and classic music from one of the queens of British popular music …There are not many women who would willingly go through so many costume changes in the name of music but as soon as Maaike came out on stage for the opening numbers of Moving, James and the Cold Gun and the haunting Babooshka, the audience knew they were in for a night that went …into the realms of performance high art…

The second act of the show was just as impressive with tracks such as This Woman’s Work, the incredible Running Up That Hill, Cloudbusting and the sensational Wuthering Heights …This was so much more than a gig or even a celebration of music created by one of the most endearing song writers of her generation …it became a show of importance, a moment in time that captured the essence of the music and left the audience stunned by the spectacle and roaring with their approval…”

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