Half a century ago in a farmhouse in Kent, a young girl was shown middle C on the piano by her father and left to explore. It wouldn’t be long until the dazzling complexity of Wuthering Heights announced to the world the genius of Kate Bush.
Over the next 40 years, Kate embraced every conceivable technology and exotic instrument, aided and abetted by bass player/studio engineer Del Palmer. The music evolved beyond recognition but the piano remained her greatest inspiration.
Last October Mandy and Michael from Cloudbusting were joined by Del Palmer on tour around Ireland, adding his electric upright and fretless bass to Mandy's vocals and Michael's keys. It was the first time Del had played live since Kate’s Tour of Life shows in 1979 and every show sold out.
‘I wanted to celebrate 40 years of Kate’s music by working on some of her lesser-known songs with Mandy and Michael. Songs that some of my heroes and great friends contributed memorable bass parts to. Songs we worked so hard on in the studio to create complex arrangements also work so well in this simpler, more intimate setting.’ Del Palmer
We are delighted to announce that Del, Mandy and Michael are bringing the show to Wolverhampton's Newhampton Arts Centre on Wednesday 7th August, Glasgow's ORAN MOR on Friday 9th August and Kendal's BREWERY ARTS CENTRE in the stunning scenery of the Lake District on Saturday 10th August.
Join us for a magical evening in appreciation of ‘This Woman’s Work’ alongside the man who helped create the magic.