In 1977 the KT Bush Band was formed by guitarist Brian Bath, drummer Vic King, bassist Del Palmer and Kate Bush on vocals and piano.
Fast forward 40 years and the band is back on the road, with original members Brian and Vic joined by Steve Bevan on bass, Emily Francis on keyboard and Sallie-Anne Hurst on vocals. They are performing at Bob Hope Theatre on Saturday 14 September and with only one show, it is sure to sell out.
They perform the music of Kate Bush, some original KT Bush Band songs not heard since 1977, interspersed with insights and anecdotes from people who were there at the beginning of Kate Bush’s career. This is not a tribute act, this is a celebration of Kate Bush. Sallie-Anne has been influenced and inspired by Kate Bush before she joined the band, this is her dream come true, and she sees her performance as part herself and part honouring her idol.
The show is a selection of the songs that were performed in 1977 by the original line-up at the Rose of Lee in Lewisham but these are their own versions. They work hard to keep their show fresh, it is a show to be experienced, more than the sum of its parts. If you can’t get a ticket, the KT Bush Band is about to release a new album that is part live recordings and part studio, available from their website.