How to capture England’s unique songstress, Kate Bush, in a few words? Pianist, songwriter, dancer, mime, Ms Bush had her first hit—the unforgettable “Wuthering Heights”—when she was just nineteen years old.
Since The Kick Inside, she has produced a string of albums combining art rock, progressive elements, and folk, while her musical/lyrical themes embody whimsy, sex (The Sensual World), mysticism and washing machines (on 2005’s outstanding Aerial ).
In 2014, returning to the stage after 35 years, tickets for Kate Bush’s fifteen London shows sold out in 15 minutes. That is the glory and paradox of this confounding, exacting and often mesmerising artist.