Catherine "Kate" Bush, CBE (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. She is known for her eclectic and experimental music as well as her idiosyncratic performances and is known to employ varied influences and meld disparate styles, often within a single song or over the course of an album.
Bush first came to note in 1978 when, at the age of 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single, "Wuthering Heights", becoming the first female artist to achieve a UK number-one with a self-written song. Elements of Bush's lyrics often employ historical or literary references, as embodied in her first single "Wuthering Heights", which is based on Emily Brontë's novel of the same name. She has described herself as a storyteller who embodies the character singing the song and has dismissed efforts by others to conceive of her work as autobiographical.
Bush has been nominated 13 times for British Phonographic Industry accolades, and in 1987 she won a Brit Award for Best British Female Artist. During the course of her career, she has also been nominated for three Grammy Awards. In 2002, she was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. Bush was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to music
Beautiful image of Kate Bush taken by Brian Aris at his Old Street Studio, London in 1979
Captivating shot of Kate Bush known as 'Drama' taken in 1978 by Gered Mankowitz at the height of her career
Kate Bush photographed wearing a pink leotard during a photoshoot by Gered Mankowitz for Wuthering Heights.
Kate Bush sitting in front of the grand piano in Studio 2 of the famous Abbey Road Studios, London in 1985
Kate Bush photographed by Gered Mankowitz wearing a dramatic red dress in 1979.
Kate Bush first came to note in 1978 when, only 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for 4 weeks with her debut single, "Wuthering Heights"
Kate Bush captured in 1993 during the filming for short film 'The Line, The Cross & The Curve'.
Kate Bush 'Birdfish' photograph taken during the officlal photo shoot for her album The Sensual World in 1989.
Kate Bush performing live onstage on Tour of Life in Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1979.
Kate Bush onstage at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1979 after performing her Wuthering Heights finale.
Underwater triptyc of Kate Bush captured during a photo shoot in London in 1989
A relaxed looking Kate Bush photographed by Jill Furmanovsky in September 1979.
Kate Bush onstage performing her classic ballad 'The Saxophone Song' at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1979.