Brian Bath is a seminal figure in Kate’s career. He was the guitarist with the KT Bush Band from their formation in April 1977, joining alongside his friend Del Palmer and drummer Vic King, and he was rhythm guitarist on the Tour Of Life in 1979. Brian plays guitar on the songs Wow, Blow Away, Violin, Army Dreamers, Pull Out The Pin, Hello Earth, and shares guitar duties with his Tour Of Life bandmate Alan Murphy on the album versions of Babooshka, All We Ever Look For, The Wedding List, and Breathing. He also provides backing vocals on The Wedding List and Army Dreamers.
Update: Del Palmer has added some thoughts on Brian in the Comment below – thanks Del.
The KT Bush Band 2016!
2016 update: Brian is now playing and touring with a re-launched line up of the KT Bush Band! From their official site:
“Now Vic and Brian have taken the music back on the road, so you can join them with new friends Jodie, Rob, and Steve, as they recreate the magic of early Kate Bush gigs, with fascinating insights and anecdotes, and even some original KT Bush Band songs not heard since Kate Bush last sang them 39 years ago!” Check out the KT Bush Band site for details on upcoming gigs!
Brian is a genius!!!… Plain and simple fact!!…
A word which describes his input into Kate’s early work…. HUGE!!!…
My oldest friend… I’ve known him since we were 8!!…(50 years!!…)
One of the nicest, kindest people I ever met…
Check out his music and art….
Hello Brian and Del
I enjoyed watching Brian Play again at Depford or was it Charlton near the river anyway …when I visited last year 2011 …it wa sgreat to hear and see him play but I wish I had the nerve at the time to sing or maybe not you might say Ha Ha .
Have a great Christmas & 2013 from Bob Daniel in Aussie land
He’s a legend! Thanks for adding that, Del 🙂
Wake me up is a wonderful album, I love it. I also love Brian, such a sweetie and he always checks on the state of my potted plants for some strange reason!!
love Debs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Brian is my HERO!! A musical and artistic genius, and a truly wonderful man.
Brian is one of the most amazing Artiste’s I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
As well as unique songwriting skills, he has the most melodic vocals I have ever known.His guitar skills are legendary……… Good luck with everything Brian,it’s been a pleasure to have known you all these years.You are a great guy-Keep on rocking!
Do you ever use Youtube?
Brian was definitely the most phenomenal guitarist I ever worked with. A funny (especially the joke about Diana) and genuinely caring guy.
I met Brian when my sister was going out with him in about 1970 or so and he, Del and Vic were in Tame together. He was such a lovely guy, guitarist and artist. I was only 14 or 15 and went along to a band practice one time and they were all so friendly to some kid asking lots of silly questions. On another occasion I went to his Mum’s and he explained all about the recording he was working on in the studio he’s created there. Such a generous guy. It’s stayed with me since