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Kate Bush
Experimental / New Wave / Pop

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Bexleyheath, London and South East
United Kingdom

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Influences


Even in her earliest works where the piano was a primary instrument, she weaves together many diverse influences, melding classical music, rock, and a wide range of ethnic and folk sources, to produce a uniquely impressive amalgam, and this has continued throughout her career.


Sounds Like

More than one reviewer has used the term surreal to describe much of her music, for many of the songs have a melodramatic emotional and musical surrealism that defies easy categorization.


It has been observed that even the more joyous of the pieces is often tinged with traces of melancholy, and even the most sorrowful have elements of a unique vitality struggling against all that would oppress it. The unapologetic use of her voice as an instrument to convey a broad range of emotional intensity and subtlety is one thing that characterizes nearly all that she does.


Kate Bush has tackled sensitive and taboo subjects long before it has become fashionable to do so; Kashka From Baghdad is a song about a gay male couple; Breathing explores the results of nuclear fallout. Her lyrics are highly literate and reference a wide array of subject matter, often relatively obscure, such as Wilhelm Reich in Cloudbusting, or G. I. Gurdjieff in Them Heavy People.


The lush arrangements, complex production and intelligent, thoughtful lyrics can sometimes mask the fact that Kate Bush is a peculiarly witty writer and that comedy is not only a big influence on her - she has cited Monty Python, Woody Allen, Fawlty Towers and The Young Ones as particular favourites - but also a significant component of her work.

 



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   About Kate Bush



Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush on 30 July 1958 in Bexleyheath, Kent (now part of Greater London) is a British singer-songwriter known for her expressive 3-octave voice, idiosyncratic and literary lyrics, and eclectic and meticulous musical and production style. She has acquired a large number of extremely devoted fans since her debut in 1978 with the surprise hit "Wuthering Heights", which was number 1 in the British music charts for 4 weeks.

While still attending St. Joseph's convent school in Welling, South East London where she studied the piano and violin, Kate Bush caught the attention of David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, who helped fund her first demo sessions. She signed a contract with EMI when she was 16. However, in the first two years of her contract, Bush did not release an album, but instead completed her time at school and had lessons in dancing, mime, and music. During this time, Bush wrote and made demos of close to 200 songs, which today can be found on bootleg recordings (often known as the Phoenix Recordings). She also performed at various small venues in and near London under the name KT Bush Band.

Her first album, The Kick Inside, was released in 1978, and featured songs she had written during the previous two years, including the single Wuthering Heights, which topped the UK charts and became an international hit. A period of intense work followed. A second album, Lionheart was quickly recorded; Bush has often expressed disatisfaction with it, feeling she needed more time to get it right. Then there was the endless promotional work and an exhausting tour, the only one of her career. Kate disliked the exposure and the celebrity lifestyle, feeling it was taking her away from her main priority: making music. A slow and steady withdrawal from public life began as she moved into producing her own work with Never For Ever and developed a perfectionistic, painstaking approach to making music which would see her ensconced in the studio for long periods and only needing to face the glare of the press when the subsequent albums were released. Wild rumours would fly while she was engaged in her work - usually that she had ballooned in weight or had gone mad. Then she would re-emerge for a brief period, slim and seemingly sane, before retreating to the studio once more.

A pattern began to form in the eighties where Kate would disappear for up to four years while she honed her new material until it was ready for release. After the release of The Red Shoes in 1993 there was no reason to suppose that she wouldn't reappear in three or four years with another set of songs. But the period of silence that followed her seventh studio album was much longer than anyone had anticipated.

Bush dropped out of the public eye for many years, although her name occasionally cropped up in the media in connection with rumours of a new album release. There were also unconfirmed reports that she had suffered a nervous breakdown. The press continued to speculate wildly about what she was up to and the usual scurrilous rumours appeared. The press attempted to paint Kate as an eccentric recluse, sometimes drawing a cliched comparison with Miss Haversham, from Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. In reality, she was simply trying to give her young son a normal, happy childhood, away from the world of show business: Bush gave birth to Albert, known as Bertie, fathered by her guitarist and current partner Danny MacIntosh, in 1999. She didn't release the news of his birth to the press and it was over two years before the story broke. Her quite normal decision to protect her son was depicted as eccentric in the article that reported the news. On the few occasions she has spoken to the press since Kate has made it clear how happy motherhood has made her.

On 31 August 2005, EMI put speculation to rest and confirmed that Kate's eighth studio album Aerial will be released on a double CD on 7 November 2005 internationally and 8th November in the USA, after a single release "King of the Mountain" on 24 October. The song will be available for download on 27 September on all major internet pay-for-download services including Napster, Rhapsody, and iTunes.


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Apr 25 2007 3:32P

HAVE A GREAT
and ROCK 'IN HUMP DAY!!




CHEERS!

-BMB

Zenima





Apr 25 2007 3:25P

Much LOVE, Kate! :***

Zenima :)
Ed





Apr 25 2007 3:01P

Hello Kate,

Thank you for adding me to your community of friends. 'Man with the Child in his Eye's' is truly inspirational and 'This Women's Work' still brings a tear. Just to mention a couple of your absolute masterpieces.

Kindest Regards
Ed
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Apr 25 2007 2:29P

STEVE





Apr 25 2007 6:56A

Thank you for the add.Thanks for the years of GREAT music.I'm a fan from way back.
le voyage de pénélope





Apr 25 2007 3:20A

i walk straight down the middle...

couldnt help myself.
i needed your help.
Blue Sister





Apr 25 2007 12:29A

Thanks very much for the add. I LOVE YOUR WORK!!!
Bubba Ho Tep





Apr 25 2007 12:20A

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Arti





Apr 24 2007 11:59P

Thanks for adding.
Its a great honor for a cat to be a friend of one of the greatest voices on this planet ...

So I sing you a special Meo (manny greetings and luck)
magicbobble





Apr 24 2007 11:55P

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Apr 24 2007 11:45P

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Apr 24 2007 11:24P

Hi Kate
Thanx for the add!
When I was a young boy;I was living in Kingston/Thames and I've discover
"Wuthering heights" and since that day I never forget your sweet voice!!
Take care
XXX
Sid
PoeticAl





Apr 24 2007 10:14P

Just passin' on the wings of the dragon leavin the afterburn behind for you to keep your flame alight... what lies at the end of rainbow and behind the doors of darkness you may never know until it's reached . but life, poetry and music will Always your take your mind...beyond the beat! So let the rhythm take you b’yond the groove !

Al

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Apr 24 2007 10:06P

Hi!

Thanks for the add.

Love from Faroe Islands.
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Apr 24 2007 10:00P

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Apr 24 2007 9:59P

love you
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Zoltar





Apr 24 2007 9:56P

Thanks for the add. You keep me inspired. Thanks for that too!
sarah





Apr 24 2007 9:49P

Hi Kate, thank you for adding me to your space, your voice haunts me I love it, Best Wishes & have a fab week..Sarah x
Evil Doll





Apr 24 2007 9:43P

Evil Doll's white spheres of truth are glowing with love and joy for being added as a friend of The Bush. You have made an 18 inch plastic russian kids toy incredibly happy!
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Apr 24 2007 9:42P

Thanks for the add.
Hello from a very old fan of Belgium.
Almost Rosey





Apr 24 2007 9:42P

Thank you so much!
xxxxx
mael


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Apr 24 2007 5:07P

Thank you for the add. I'm honored to be one of your friends.
You gave us some of the most beautiful samples of the pop culture, in many directions.
I think you're a wonderful person and artist.
Thank you for living on this planet.
mael
Roni





Apr 24 2007 4:25P

Hey
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Lots of love and light :)
Roni
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Apr 24 2007 2:17P

Hi! I've listened the recovery of Running Up That Hill by Prax Paris gosh... Fortunately that it's for the summer and the dance floor 'cause the song loses all her significance with that boom boom sound :D That will enable us to hear you all the summer in night club! love you
Stig


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Apr 24 2007 12:15P

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Bartek





Apr 24 2007 10:51A

Hi!

Thanks for the add. Magical music, magical voice, magical person :)

Shine on...
Bartek
Daniela





Apr 24 2007 10:36A

Thank you so much for adding me! I love your music and your voice and it's an honor to be on your friends list.
Hello from Rome, Italy.
Ma'China





Apr 24 2007 9:53A

You made a humble band so proud by adding us to your friendslist! It really gives us a kick inside. Thanks.
Metaphysical Sciences





Apr 24 2007 8:43A

Thank you for the add! We are honored to be among your friends!

Blessings,
Jenny
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frédérique





Apr 24 2007 12:59A

Wow, unbelievable ! I've being listening to u for years with amazing emotion, now I'm all grown up, you happen to be my myspace friend !!! I love life...
MFRecording





Apr 24 2007 12:58A

.....Everlasting artist....!
Welcome on MFRecording.
Thanks for the ADD!
AL





Apr 24 2007 12:20A

La nuit me fait mal
Roland


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Apr 24 2007 12:05A

Hello Kate,
today I finished most of the artwork on my myspace-site. Have a look and let me know what you think about my homage to the female vocalists.
Greetings from Germany
Roland


  

kevin





Apr 23 2007 11:05P

Thanx for the add Kate, even my kids admit to liking some of your songs, bringing them up right eh xx
Vita Sackville-West





Apr 23 2007 11:00P

Cathy darling,
come for tea!
Come to Knole.
Or Sissinghurst.

Cherry & apple blossom greetings,
-Vita
blirger





Apr 23 2007 11:00P

thx for the add, Kate Bush is the best thing that has happened to planet earth. And probably the universe.
Tom





Apr 23 2007 10:54P

hello

you are such an inspiration to me

please leave a comment x
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Apr 23 2007 10:49P

Thank you for being my friend, one could never get too many! Love Karin
Jessica Lombard





Apr 23 2007 10:34P

Hi, My name is Jessica, and my dad said I could send you a message.I write my own music and lyrics, play piano and sing. Maybe one day you will get a chance to hear some of music that my dad put on my space. Thank you.

Bye, Jessica
michele panzieri





Apr 23 2007 9:35P

great kate!!!thanks for the add
Bianca





Apr 23 2007 9:32P

Kate has the sweetest speaking voice as well as singing voice. She is so cool.
John





Apr 23 2007 9:19P

Hi Kate.

We are still listening to all your albums even after all these years.

John & Tammy
Rob Owens





Apr 23 2007 6:38P

Thanks for adding me to your friends list! I'm honoured and now I have goosebumps :) We think your incredible.xx
The Neil Young Experience





Apr 23 2007 5:17P

long may you run
Martin Dupont





Apr 23 2007 5:03P

really happy to be added, enormous respect!
Ciro Dj





Apr 23 2007 4:01P

MISS. KATE tks4add!!!
Your voice is simply AMAZING!!!
tks x to became my friend
C.j.
Dalmatius





Apr 23 2007 3:43P

Thanks for having me ^^)
Marco Rosano





Apr 23 2007 2:16P

Thank you!
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Apr 23 2007 1:59P

You are an incredible artist.
Thank you for adding Bond Alternative Wedding Magazine as a friend. Issue Zero will be available May 2007.
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carl platou





Apr 23 2007 1:09P

Hi Kate Bush,
thank you for adding me.... Your work has profoundly affected me as an artist and performer. You are hereby invited to check out my site. There you will find songs in search of new listeners.
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