The music of Kate Bush is as popular and relevant today as it ever was. Last year she went down in history when her 22 date show in Hammersmith sold out in minutes and she then went on to achieve eight simultaneous entries in the UK Albums Chart.
Cloudbusting are united by a deep love of Kate Bush’s music and with their complex and authentic arrangements they pay great homage to her work. Mandy Watson is Kate and she immediately allays all fears. With her very first note the niggles of the most skeptical Kate Bush fan are put to rest. Brilliantly and easefully she encompasses Kate's range and elicits the emotional intensity of the songs without having to resort to caricature. Kate Bush's longtime musical collaborator and bassist Del Palmer commented that Cloudbusting's versions of the songs were "the closest by far" that he'd ever heard.
As Preston Heyman, drummer on Kate’s original 1979 ‘Tour of Life’ and many studio albums, commented after sharing the stage with Cloudbusting for their Hounds of Love anniversary show; “Mandy’s vocals were so good, I could have been listening to Kate herself!”
Following Cloudbusting’s 50 date UK tour Kate Bush fans flooded their website and Facebook page with passionate praise and compliments. They are now getting ready to head to Europe for a month next year to spread the Kate love further.
“Mandy Watson – the voice of Kate – she’s remarkable, a genuine gateway to Kate’s own sound while allowing just enough of her own engaging personality to peek through”. The Latest.
“Absolutely, surreally, brilliant” Mick Wall, Classic Rock Magazine.
“Mandy’s vocals were so good, I could have been listening to Kate herself!” Preston Heyman, drummer on Kate’s original 1979 Tour of Life.