Why a tribute to Kate Bush?
Kate Bush is alive and well - and there are (unconfirmed) rumours that there's a new album in the making. So why do a tribute to Kate?
A tribute band isn't only for those who've passed away -- think the Abba and Pink Floyd tribute bands out there. And while tributes are usually for bands that are no longer together or performing, Kate has only had two live tours, in 1979 (The Tour of Life) and 2014 (After The Dawn) -and both times in the UK. So the chances of her many Australian fans getting to see her tour here is, well, zero to none. What's more, her catalogue of songs, which span five decades - are just soooo damn good, especially live. Why wouldn't we want to play them?
To perform Kate's songs live require a vocalist with the right range, flexibility, power and sensitivity -- and our lead vocalist, Siobhan Owen, has that and more. Siobhan is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning vocalist who's performed live across Australia and overseas including the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Japan and as far as Siberia. She's supported by six of Adelaide's finest musicians and 3 backing vocalists.
No Kate Bush Tribute would be complete without her big hits such as Wuthering Heights, Babooshka, The Man With The Child In His Eyes, Running Up That Hill and This Woman's Work. But we've also included some of lesser known masterpieces, and all her major studio albums, including the later ones: Aerial and 50 Words for Snow.
We're super excited to be performing as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival, at the beautiful venue of Nexus Arts. With just 3 shows (Friday 3 June & Saturday 4 June at 8pm, and Sunday 5 June at 3pm) get in quick. Book your tickets at https://cabaretfringefestival.com/artfuel/program/48/show