Wuthering Heights - The music of Kate Bush is a tribute show in the pure sense of the word. This spectacular show captures not only the magic of Kate Bush's work from albums such as The Kick Inside (which celebrates its 40th anniversary year of release), through to Aerial. It also faithfully tries to recreate the atmosphere and ethereal qualities which surround much of Kate's stunning composition. Featuring the exceptional vocals of Rachel Sinnetta and supported by a five piece ensemble of multi instrumentalists...The Rubber Band.
The Wuthering Heights triumvirate:
Rachel Sinnetta is the singer/songwriter with an exceptional voice. A voice that will soon be heard as part of a major new show - Wuthering Heights - The music of Kate Bush - on tour Spring 2018. The Salisbury born artist has worked with an illustrious array of talent, from Gerry & The Pacemakers whom she supported, Lianne Carrol, Pete Townshend and Chesney Hawkes to name a few.
It was meeting fellow ‘Pacemakers’ band mate Tony Young, band captain and keys, that was to prove pivotal. The pair found themselves in a karaoke bar and after a fair bit of wine Rachel was encouraged to ‘’ave a go”. So, she selected a rather challenging track “for a drunk person”, she adds, and ended up singing WOW by Kate Bush (from her second studio album Lionheart).
“I think everyone in the pub was brought to a deadly silence after because they were quite happy singing the usual pop songs and were not quite ready for WOW on a Friday/Saturday night. So that was the end of that and off we went for a takeaway.”
A few months later, when chatting with Tony, they recalled that drunken karaoke evening and suggested they put together a Kate Bush tribute ensemble. This now culminates in Wuthering Heights - The Music of Kate Bush.
Tony Young is the go-to musician for many an artist whose musician ship is celebrated by the likes of Billy J Kramer, Brian Poole, Wayne Fontana and Alicia’s Attic. He is never out of work.
Tony admits to being a huge Kate Bush fan, so much so that as a lad, his bedroom walls were covered in her posters. “There was nothing like her at the time.” Tony adds. “This strange, ethereal artist writing her own material appealed to me and has helped inform my own career.”
“I cannot believe that only 18 months later we are about to embark on the Wuthering Heights’ tour, with such good pedigree in band members. I cannot think of another way to pay homage to someone who was such an influential role model, not just to me, but many other musicians.”
Sophie Young: “I would be the first to admit I was never really a fan when she burst onto the scene”. Sophie says apologetically. “I remember watching her on Top of the Pops thinking how strange she was waving her arms around and singing about Heathcliff, but that proved a key moment for me as it was just before I studied Wuthering Heights for A Level.”
On her travels to South Africa, as an examiner, Sophie spent a considerable time listening to Kate Bush and found a new respect for the artist. “I became completely amazed and fascinated by the diversity and musical styling but also by the themes about which she writes.”
Sophie teaches, performs and also works as an examiner for Trinity Rock & Pop, travelling the world examining candidates performing contemporary music. She has been involved in the Rewind Festival with Right Said Fred and worked with a diverse range of artists, which include Chip & Chesney Hawkes, Marc Almond and PJ Proby. A publishing deal means that she is also on deadline to write a method book - How To Improvise on Saxophone.
Notes for Editors:
Kate Bush has enjoyed no less than 40 UK top singles, top tens of which include The Man With the Child In His Eyes, Babooshka, Running Up That Hill, King of the Mountain and the much loved duet with Peter Gabriel in Don’t Give Up. Wuthering Heights spent four weeks at number 1 in 1978.
Rachel Sinnetta and her Rubber Band Facebook: - https://www.facebook.com/Rachel-Sinnetta-Her-Rubber-Band-726051410937887/
Sophie Young website: - http://sophiesax.com/home/4593082843
Sophie Young Facebook: - https://www.facebook.com/sophiesaxophone/
Wuthering Heights Facebook - :https://www.facebook.com/katetribute/
Rubber Band People - thank you Kate Facebook: - https://www.facebook.com/groups/157845514864859/
Tony Young Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tony.young.355138