6 Music announces exclusive interview with Kate Bush

❉ BBC Radio 6 Music today announces it will broadcast a world exclusive hour-long interview with the legendary Kate Bush talking to Matt Everitt.

Kate Bush On 6 Music will be broadcast from 1pm-2pm on Sunday 20 November. A clip has been released from the programme in which Kate talks about her 2014 live shows, song-writing and future plans.

Tom Robinson’s Now Playing show on 6 Music has the world exclusive first play of Disc 2 from her forthcoming album, Before The Dawn. It was recorded live during Kate’s run of 22 sold out shows in 2014 at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. It was the first time the singer had performed live since her 1979 Tour Of Life, which culminated at the same venue, then called Hammersmith Odeon.

Matt Everitt says:

“Kate Bush is without doubt one of the most original and gifted musicians and producers of all time. Having loved her music my whole life and been lucky enough to witness her live comeback, it was incredible to have an opportunity to find out her reasons behind performing again, how she brought a hugely demanding and ambitious conceptual vision to the stage, and of course, just to meet the person behind so many wonderful songs.”

In Kate Bush On 6 Music, the singer speaks to 6 Music presenter Matt Everitt. She talks about the pressures of creating such an ambitious project as her live shows, the inspiration behind some of her work, her relationship with Prince and life away from the spotlight. This is Kate’s first broadcast interview since 2011.

Later that evening, Tom Robinson presents Now Playing (6pm-8pm). During the first half of his show he plays Kate Bush-inspired music requests sent in by the listeners. This is followed by a world exclusive first play of Disc 2 from the album, a live performance of the second half of her 1985 Brit-nominated album, Hounds Of Love, an acclaimed suite of songs (and fan favourite) entitled The Ninth Wave.

Paul Rodgers, 6 Music’s Head of Programmes, says: “I’m delighted that 6 Music has the world exclusive radio interview with Kate Bush. This is exciting news for her fans around the world. I hope they will join 6 Music on Sunday 20 November to hear the interview and celebrate this cherished artist together in a live listening party. They can share favourite music and memories of Kate on radio and social media and hear the exclusive first play of her live performance of The Ninth Wave.”


❉ Kate Bush On 6 Music will be broadcast from 1pm-2pm on Sunday 20 November.

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