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Bush, Kate (30th July 1958-Present)

She is a singer-songwriter born Catherine Bush in Bexleyheath, Kent, England. She studied the piano and the violin and was composing her own songs from a young age.

She was discovered by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd while still at school and he helped fund her first demo sessions. She signed a contract with EMI when she was 16 but instead of releasing an album, she took time out to complete her exams as well as study dance, music and mime.

Prior to releasing her first album, she performed in small venues as the KT Bush Band and after releasing the single “Wuthering Heights” in 1978, which became a No.1 hit in the UK and Australia, she was just known as Kate Bush. Her song-writing uses many influences from literature or film.

After the release of her first two albums and touring she started to withdraw from the limelight so that she could concentrate on her music. She would only reappear in the public eye every four years or so when she released albums and was promoting them. She and her partner and guitarist, Danny McIntosh, had a son, Albert (known as Bertie), in 1998 and there was no public announcement of the birth, or any related story for over two years.

She has had major success with hits such as “Them Heavy People” and “Running Up That Hill” as well as in collaboration with artists such as Peter Gabriel where she duetted with him on the song “Don’t Give Up”.

She has also appeared as a backing vocalist with Peter Gabriel along with other artists. In 2005 she released the album Aerial which was her first in 12 years.

Peter Gabriel Recordings
Games Without Frontiers (Peter Gabriel )
(Charisma CB 354)( UK 45)