John Carder Bush

John, also known as Jay, is Kate’s eldest brother. Born in 1944, he is an accomplished poet and photographer. He has taken many of the famous photographs and album cover photos of Kate and can be heard singing or reciting on several tracks including Army Dreamers and Jig of Life. John read from his own work between songs during the Tour Of Life performances. Books have been published of his poetry and photography, most notably the highly collectible book “Cathy” which consists of portraits of his sister taken during her childhood. He has given readings of his poetry on radio and was published several times in the Poetry Review and has written several contributions to the Kate Bush Club Newsletter over the years.

In 2005 John launched his official website, and through it, has began to publish a novel and some poetry set to music. In this section of our site we feature these and let you know how to order his limited edition novel, The Cellar Gang, before it sells out.

John’s official website is at