Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush 30.06.58)
Kate Bush is an English singer/songwriter, best known for her debut single, 'Wuthering Heights', as well as her songs 'The Man with the Child in His Eyes' and 'Babooshka'.
Kate Bush: Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Kate Bush has a net worth of 60 million USD.
Kate Bush: Childhood
Kate Bush was born in Sidcup, Kent, Hannah and Robert Bush. From the age of eleven, Bush began teaching herself how to play the piano, and practiced playing the organ in the barn behind the family house. She also studied karate at a young age, and began learning how to play the violin as well. She studied at the Catholic girls' school, St Joseph's Convent Grammar School, in London throughout the 1970s.
Kate Bush: Career
While at school, Bush wrote a number of compositions which she wanted to record and release. At 16, a family friend passed on her demo album to David Gilmour, the guitarist for Pink Floyd. Gilmour helped Bush record a more professional-sounding demo tape to be passed on to record companies, one of which being EMI Group, who signed Bush for a record deal. It would still be two years before she was to start recording an album.
February, 1978, saw the release of her debut studio album, while she was 19 years old, despite some of the songs being written when she was only 13. Her debut single from the album was 'Wuthering Heights', a UK and Australian number one hit. Bush responded badly to being forced straight into a new album, 'Lionheart', which was released in the same year as her first. She responded by leaving EMI to create her own publishing and management companies so that she could retain complete control over her career.
In 1980, Bush recorded her third album, 'Never for Ever'. The album made her the first female artist to release an album at number on in the UK albums chart. Two years later, Bush put her own recording company to use and produced her first album, 'The Dreaming'. Despite entering the US Billboard 200 list, the album became her lowest selling at the time.
Bush's fifth studio album was released in 1985, and was entitled 'Hounds of Love'. The album was recorded at a private music studio, built near her home to save on the costs of hiring a recording studio. The following year, she released the compilation album, 'The Whole Story', which served as a greatest hits CD. In 1989, she released her sixth studio album, 'The Sensual World', which became her bestselling album in the US.
It wasn't until 1993 that her seventh album, 'The Red Shoes', was released. The album featured appearances from Lenny Henry, Prince and Eric Clapton, amongst others. The album left the established feel of her previous albums, but having a simpler feel that could be more easily performed live. Bush then disappeared from the public eye entirely.
In 2005, 12 years later, Bush resurfaced with her eighth studio album, 'Aerial', before composing a song for the 2007 film, 'The Golden Compass'. In 2011, she released the album, 'Director's Cut', which contained remixed and remastered versions of songs recorded for 'The Sensual World' and 'Red Shoes'. Six months later, she released her 10th studio album, '50 Words for Snow'. In March, 2014, she announced a concert entitled 'Before Dawn', at the Hammershmith Apollo theatre, and the tickets for the show sold out in 15 minutes of being on sale. The concert took place between the 26th August and the 1st October 2014.
Kate Bush: Personal Life
Her husband is Dan McIntosh. In 1998, she gave birth to their son, Albert.
Biography by Contactmusic.com
Kate Bush has thanked fans for attending her 'Before the Dawn' shows - but there's no word on future shows.
Kate Bush has thanked fans for what they described as a "powerful, intimate" comeback tour. The legendary singer-songwriter took up residency at the Hammersmith Apollo for her Before the Dawn shows - her first live outings for 35 years and a return to the venue where she effectively retired in 1979.
Kate Bush sold 80,000 tickets in just 15 minutes back in March,
Writing on her official website, Bush said she could never have "dreamed of" the audience reception she received during the shows, saying that although it was "quite a surreal journey" to return to the stage, she did it to be close to her fans once more.
Continue reading: Kate Bush Thanks Fans for 'Powerful, Intimate' Comeback Shows
Singer has nearly finished run of comeback gigs at London’s Eventim Apollo.
Fans of Kate Bush were left anxiously waiting for over an hour on Friday (September 26th), after a power cut delayed proceedings at London’s Eventim Apollo. Bush, who is currently enjoying a 22 date residency at the venue, is performing her first live shows in over 35 years entitled, 'Before the Dawn'.
Kate Bush is currently performing a string of London shows
At 9pm an announcement was made over the PA system to the restless crowd, letting them know the show now had a new start time of 9.05pm and new finish time of 12 to 12.10pm.
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Kate Bush looks set to release a DVD concert film after some fans were asked to switch seats to accommodate cameras.
Kate Bush is reportedly planning to release her London comeback shows as a concert film DVD. Fans have apparently been asked to change seats at the Eventim Apollo theatre to accommodate cameras capturing two of the shows, on September 16 and September 17.
Kate Bush is shooting a concert DVD
Several ticketholders received emails to alert them of a switch in seats. "Unfortunately due to a late decision to film the show for a DVD release, we have had to relocate you from your original seat," promoters explained in the message.
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The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill was an illuminating documentary.
Kate Bush fans were treated to extraordinary documentary on BBC4 on Friday night (August 22, 2014). The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill was broadcast just days before the enigmatic singer returns to the stage for the first time in 35 years, and it didn't disappoint in whetting the appetite for one of the most anticipated musical comebacks of all time.
Kate Bush starts her London shows next week
It tracked Bush's early beginnings in the music industry -getting a £3,000 record deal at EMI after playing songs to Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour. She used some of the cash to pay for dance classes with the legendary choreographer Lindsay Kemp.
Continue reading: BBC4's 'The Kate Bush Story' Whets Appetite for the Real Thing
Kate Bush has asked fans to leave mobiles in pockets at the London shows.
It's hard to imagine that Kate Bush will play 22 gigs at London Hammersmith Apollo without a snippet of footage making its way onto YouTube, but that is what the 56-year-old singer-songwriter has asked of her fans ahead of the landmark shows in the capital. Bush said it was "mean a great deal" if people did not use phones, tablets or cameras during the shows.
Kate Bush has asked fans to refrain from using mobile devices
Writing on her website, she said she was "very excited" about the shows and was "working very hard in preparation."
Continue reading: Kate Bush Asks Fans Not To Film London Gigs - But Will They Listen?