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.
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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."
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's was the split nobody saw coming this week, as Kate Bush's tour sells out and Joan Rivers stuck the knife into Lena Dunham.
Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin Split: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin announced this week that they were splitting up. Well, instead they described their split as a "conscious uncoupling," a phrase that drew scorn and mockery from the internet. The pair had reportedly been testing their separation for a year and finally decided to go public. In an entry on the Iron Man star's website, the couple explained that being parents to their two children was the priority for them right now.
L'Wren Scott's Will: The last will and testament of the late fashion designer L'Wren Scott has been made public. The former model was found hanged in her Manhattan apartment on Monday 17th March whilst her boyfriend, Mick Jagger, was on tour with the Rolling Stones. Jagger is the only named beneficiary in L'Wren's will, with her adoptive siblings explicitly denied any of her $9 million estate. Scott's sister, Jan Shane, has lashed out at the Jagger's for turning the designer's death into a "media circus" - read about what else she had to say.
All 22 dates of Kate Bush's upcoming live concerts in London have sold out.
Tickets for Kate Bush's recently announced London residency have completely sold out less than 15 minutes after they went on sale at 9.30am this morning. All 22 of the shows will take place at London's Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, starting from the 26th August this year. The live concerts will mark the iconic English singer-songwriter's return to touring after a 35 year hiatus.
Kate Bush's 22 Date London Residency Has Sold Out Within 15 Minutes
The 55 year-old pop musician, whose last live show was in 1979, said this morning: "I'm completely overwhelmed by the response to the shows. Thank you so much to everyone. Looking forward to seeing you all later this year." Today's sale was preceded by an exclusive fan presale allocation of tickets, all of which were reportedly snapped up within half an hour.
Kate Bush is back and here's why we're excited
When Kate Bush announced her return to live performing after 35 years away it was inevitable that demand was going to be high, but not even Kate could have expected what was to come. So far an extra 7 dates have already had to be added to her London residency and that’s before tickets have even gone on general sale. It's no surprise really - Kate Bush is an artist who's left an indeliable mark on the conciousness of anyone who's heard her sing and we're really glad she's decided to come back.
Promotional poster for Kate's upcoming shows
A child prodigy, Kate’s musical abilities were noticed young. She penned future hit ‘The Man With The Child In His Eyes’ when still at school, aged just 13. At sixteen Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd took notice and helped her record a demo that eventually led to her being offered a record deal. At the time she was still too young so the record company put her on a two year retainer. During this time she wrote and made demos of nearly 200 songs, before finally in 1978, she was unleashed on the world.
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She's back! In celebration here's ten Kate Bush songs you need in your collection
Excitement is growing for Kate Bush’s return to live performing later this year, and new dates have just been added before tickets go on sale this Friday (March 28, 2014). In honour of her return we take a look back at 10 of her greatest singles.
Kate Bush will return to the stage in London, starting in August
1. Wuthering Heights
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Kate Bush has extended her residency at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Kate Bush has announced seven extra dates to her residency at London's Hammersmith Apollo after what her management described as "enormous pre-sale demand" for her first live shows in 35 years. The 'Hounds of Love' singer will now play 22 Before the Dawn dates at the historic venue, from 26 August until 1 October.
Kate Bush Will Play 22 Shows At The Hammersmith Odeon
"A specific allocation of tickets sold-out in 30 minutes," her team said on Wednesday.
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Kate Bush is back. Yep, you heard us.
Kate Bush tickets for her second tour, and first since 1979, are to go on sale on Friday March 28 at 09.30 GMT. An announcement on her website said she will play 15 shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo in August and September - so less of a tour, and more a residency, actually.
Kate Bush Will Play Her First Shows Since 1979
The title of the show is Before the Dawn with the first date set for August 26.
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Influential songwriter lands top honour from the Queen
Kate Bush – the singer and songwriter who penned the hits ‘Wuthering Heights’ and ‘Running Up The Hill’ – has been awarded a CBE. Bush is a notoriously reclusive musician and rarely gives interviews. Indeed, after experiencing huge global success in the late 1970s and 1980s and releasing just one album in the 1990s her return in 2005 with Aerial was a welcome one, though it would be another 6 years before any further releases – with two albums, Director’s Cut and 50 Words For Snow.
Bush’s legacy as an artist is vast; you can hear her influence in the likes of Florence and the Machine, PJ Harvey and Bjork. Now, her body of work has been recognised with a CBE, which she collected at a ceremony at Windsor Castle, the BBC report. The 54 year old reportedly joked that the award would be taking pride of place atop her Christmas tree. Although she characteristically declined to speak directly to any journalists present at the ceremony, she did release a statement, which said “I feel incredibly thrilled to receive this honour which I share with my family, friends and fellow musicians and everybody who has been such an important part of it all.”
The CBE will join the Ivor Novello and Brit awards that she already owns. In the past, Kate has recorded collaborations with some of the most influential artists in modern rock and pop music, such as Prince, Elton John and Peter Gabriel.
British pop legend's achievements recognised
One of Britain’s most critically lauded pop stars has been given additional royal recognition, with the news that Kate Bush has been awarded with a CBE for her services to the Queen at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle, the BBC reports.
Perceived by the media to generally be elusive, Bush has in fact simply taken more enjoyment in the time of her family and personal life and seeking to attract any sort of fame in recent years, and she’s still been releasing records too, most recently 2011’s 50 Words For Snow, her 10th studio in 40 years. She first came to fame, of course, with 1978 hit Wuthering Heights. Accepting her honour at Windsor Castle, Bush declined to speak directly to the press, but did issue a press statement that said "I feel incredibly thrilled to receive this honour which I share with my family, friends and fellow musicians and everybody who has been such an important part of it all.” Bush also added "Now I've got something special to put on top of the Christmas tree."
The 54 year-old’s other hits include Running Up That Hill and Babooshka, and she’s won both Brit and Ivor Novello awards. She’s a fine list of collaborators to her name too, including Sir Elton John, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel and Prince.
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The Queen has chosen to honour those from the world of sport over most others with this year's New Years honours list, following a year of immense success by Britain during this Olympic world - however the list of honourees isn't totally dominated by the stars of Team GB.
From the entertainment world, singer Kate Bush has been awarded a CBE for her ongoing contribution to music, whilst Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is to be decorated with a OBE. Beloved childrens author Quentin Blake, whose work on the Roald Dahl books has made him internationally known, is set to receive knighthood. As well as Blake, the 'Wuthering Heights' singer and the The Impossible actor, some more unsuspecting stars are to be recognised by the Queen in her honours list, with anti-authoritarian artist Tracy Emin and choreographer and former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips joining Bush as a CBE honouree. Speaking briefly after their honours were announced, Bush said she is "deeply honoured", whilst Phillips said: "I am very pleasantly surprised but mostly absolutely thrilled and delighted to receive such a wonderful honour."
Outside the entertainment world, the wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, Cherie Blair, has also been honoured with a CBE for her ongoing services to women's rights and issues and to charity in the UK and abroad. Fashion designer Stella McCartney will be honoured with an OBE and professor Peter Higgs, who theorised the Higgs-Boson or so-called 'God particle' 48 years ago, is to be awarded the Companion of Honour (as is Lord Seb Coe), after his theorized particle was finally proved to exist in July this year in the Large Hadron Collider.
Date of birth
30th July, 1958