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Welling, Kent, England (1978 – present)

Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush on 30 July 1958 in Welling, Kent, England, now part of Greater London) is an English singer and songwriter known for her expressive four-octave soprano voice, idiosyncratic and literary lyrics, and eclectic and meticulous musical and production style. She debuted in 1978 with the surprise hit “Wuthering Heights”, which was number one in the British music charts for four weeks and the first UK number one by female artist with a self-penned song. Kate will make again UK chart history in 2014 by becoming the first female to score eight albums on the UK Official Albums Chart simultaneously.

Whilst learning the violin and piano at St. Joseph’s Convent Grammar, she caught the ear of Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour who funded some demos, ultimately leading to a deal with EMI (Pink Floyd’s ultimate record company through the progressive Harvest imprint) when she was sixteen. Over the next two years EMI allowed her to hone her talents to and to finish school without releasing any material—while maintaining an exclusive contract. Bush’s first releases were in 1978 with the single Wuthering Heights (which went to number 1 in the UK) followed by the album The Kick Inside.

Even from her earliest works, featuring piano as a primary instrument, Bush wove together many diverse influences, melding music, , and a wide range of sources, producing a unique amalgam which has continued throughout her career. Later recordings have moved farther from a rock base, however, notably with the release of The Dreaming in 1982, where she experimented heavily with the then-new technology of sampling.

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  • MskLvr_

    охуенная же тетя

    Yesterday 1:22pm Reply
  • finalesfunkeln

    Good job livingitout.

    19 Oct 7:35pm Reply
  • cactusbin

    corny

    18 Oct 11:10pm Reply
  • danmarzella24

    To all the haters I say "Get Out Of My House"!!!

    18 Oct 2:10am Reply
  • NyBlueberry

    she's no Adele that's for sure

    17 Oct 7:57pm Reply
  • mister_tussin

    "livingitout hasn’t made any friends on Last.fm yet."

    17 Oct 3:08am Reply
  • oursframboise

    when it comes to songwriting she's no Adele or Amy winehouse [5] What's the cheap poetry of Get Out of My House near the deep and wisely crafted lyrics of Someone Like You? [2] lolll man you're killing me! No wonder Adele is good but she sure never wrote the lyrical masterpieces that are The Infant Kiss, Army Dreamers or even The Kick Inside, among many others. Get Out Of My House is one of her atmospheric masterpieces (and once again, she has a lot more to show -the whole B-side of Hounds Of Love is an excellent proof of that). Trying to compare Get Out Of My House to Someone Like You or Back To Black is like trying to compare a bird to a fish: Useless.

    16 Oct 11:39am Reply
  • emilinklady

    I honestly don't see the point of flooding the shoutbox of such a beautiful artist... You don't like her? Well, get out, then. Geez.

    16 Oct 11:08am Reply
  • livingitout

    ok I take back what I said about her being a good singer, just listened to wuthering heights and what the hell is this woman on? the whole time I wanted to scream "stop screeching! there are no rats, kate"

    16 Oct 9:01am Reply
  • MarcusLMosnter

    when it comes to songwriting she's no Adele or Amy winehouse [4] What's the cheap poetry of Get Out of My House near the deep and wisely crafted lyrics of Someone Like You?

    16 Oct 5:17am Reply
  • jodyg

    So much counter-cultural edge in this shoutbox

    15 Oct 3:44pm Reply
  • squareone3

    its takes three eyes to see her lyrics....similar artists with kate nowadays are samantha james, goldfrapp,iamamiwhoami ........ to whom it may concern ! lol

    14 Oct 9:25pm Reply
  • rrrrrrrie

    when it comes to songwriting she's no Adele or Amy winehouse [3] word

    14 Oct 9:15pm Reply
  • Vivo_Active

    Don't feed the troll...

    14 Oct 6:51pm Reply
  • tyrique12

    when it comes to songwriting she's no Adele or Amy winehouse [2] Lmao!

    14 Oct 12:40pm Reply
  • luhcs_

    queen

    13 Oct 11:49pm Reply
  • wandering_blue

    Her lyrics are from other level, if you cannot with that, go and listen stupid singers who only sing about mortal stuffs, like love and cheat and all that shit¡¡

    13 Oct 8:09pm Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    @livingitout: can u not

    13 Oct 9:13am Reply
  • livingitout

    oh so she writes and produces her stuff? no wonder it's lacking, she should leave those jobs to the professionals and just keep to singing, when it comes to songwriting she's no Adele or Amy winehouse.....

    13 Oct 5:19am Reply
  • Whip-Smart

    I wonder how long it will take us to get something new....

    12 Oct 6:20pm Reply
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