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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 - Before The Dawn Album Review

I terms of appreciation I think it's safe to say that when it comes to Kate Bush I was a very early adopter. I loved her from the moment I first heard her voice and pretty much bought everything she released, including her first live EP and even a book of poetry! Many years on, for both of us, Kate decided to once again take to the stage and took up residency at The Hammersmith Apollo for 22 sold out shows back in 2014. Now, more than two years since those legendary performances, Kate Bush has released 'Before The Dawn', a set of albums which captures those live shows. 

Kate Bush - Before The Dawn Album Review

I wasn't fortunate enough to see any of Kate's live gigs so was very much looking forward to hearing her latest release. Having not heard any of the live recordings before I was preparing myself to be objective rather than gushing or sentimental. It saddens me to say so but I needn't have worried. On many levels 'Before The Dawn' is brilliant; breath taking even. It is superbly performed, beautifully sung, theatrical and, as you would have suspected played out with faultless precision.

The live recordings are no doubt a very accurate representation of the show itself. Split into three acts it covers an initial, more conventional, live set followed by 'The Ninth Wave' (Side 2 of Kate's 1985 album, 'Hounds Of Love') and finally 'A Sky Of Honey' (Side 2 of Kate's 2005 Album, 'Aerial') Kate has said that she found the first part of her show the most difficult and that she didn't want it to be at all conventional, and, that  it had to have a "narrative" running through it. The shows themselves were widely critically acclaimed, described as "stunning", "remarkable" and even "staggering". Unfortunately, as accurate a document as they maybe, they are not what we have here to entertain us. We are missing the drama, the theatrics, the visuals and the atmosphere. 'Before The Dawn' is a lot like listening to a piece of theatre where the actors are no doubt at the top of their game but when you're removed from the moment you lose, in part, the very essence of the piece they're presenting.

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Little Mix Make It Two Weeks On Top Of UK Album Chart

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Little Mix are on top of the UK album chart again this week, with their fourth record Glory Days.

The girlband held on to the top spot after noticing up another 57,000 combined sales in the last seven days. The album has now sold over 1000,000 copies and has been certified Gold.

Little MixGlory Days is still at number one

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Kate Bush Voices Support For Theresa May

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Kate Bush has drawn criticism from music fans for voicing her support for the new prime minister Theresa May, having described the Conservative Party leader as “wonderful” in a new interview.

Speaking to Canadian magazine Maclean’s this week, the reclusive singer said that having a female prime minister is the “best thing that’s happened” to Britain “in a long time”.

“I actually really like her,” the 58 year old English singer-songwriter. “I will say it is great to have a woman in charge of the country. She's very sensible and I think that's a good thing at this point in time.”

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Kate Bush Revealed Just How Scared She Was Returning To The Stage

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Ahead of the release of her live album 'Before the Dawn', Kate Bush has revealed in a rare interview that she was terrified about performing live for the first time in 35 years, 2 years ago. Despite the fact that the 22 Hammersmith Apollo shows became a critical and commericial success, it wasn't an easy feat to begin with.

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Taking to the stage for the first time since you started out in music cannot be one of the easiest experiences to go through, but Kate Bush sure pulled it together with her 3-part extravaganza 'Before the Dawn' in 2014. It's just as well too, because a hell of a lot of work went into the whole thing.

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Relive Kate Bush's 2014 Live Show With 'Before The Dawn'

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Kate Bush is set to release a brand new live album entitled 'Before The Dawn' this Fall. It's her first album since her tenth studio release '50 Words for Snow' in 2011 and documents her first live performances since 1979, taking place at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.

Kate BushKate Bush releases 'Before The Dawn'

The album was recorded during her much-praised residency at London's Hammersmith Apollo in August and September 2014. Originally meant to be a set of 15 shows, another 7 were added when tickets were snapped up with immense speed. In fact, all 22 dates were sold-out within 15 minutes. Certainly a more than welcoming return to the stage after 35 years.

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Kate Bush Posts Heartfelt Tribute To Prince

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Kate Bush has penned a heartfelt tribute to Prince, following his untimely death last Thursday (April 21st). The notoriously private star took to her website to share her sadness over his death, describing the singer as ‘playful and mind-blowingly gifted’.

Kate BushKate Bush has paid tribute to Prince following his death on April 21st.

“I am so sad and shocked to hear the tragic news about Prince,” Bush wrote. “He was the most incredibly talented artist. A man in complete control of his work from writer and musician to producer and director. He was such an inspiration.”

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Kate Bush’s ‘Before The Dawn’ Concert Delayed By Power Cut

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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 BushKate 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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So THAT's Why Kate Bush Doesn't Want You To Film London Shows

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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 BushKate 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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BBC4's 'The Kate Bush Story' Whets Appetite For The Real Thing

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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 BushKate 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.

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Kate Bush Asks Fans Not To Film London Gigs - But Will They Listen?

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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 BushKate 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."

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Kate Bush - Kate Bush at the London Planetarium 1985 - London, England - Sunday 25th August 1985

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Kate Bush Thursday 23rd February 2012 The Art Of Elysium Hosts 5th Annual 'Pieces Of Heaven' Art Auction at Smashbox West Hollywood - Arrivals

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30th July, 1958







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