The Kick Inside – The Songs of Kate Bush (plus support by Raf & )

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The Kick Inside – The Songs of Kate Bush (plus support by Raf & )

13 October

£10 – £12

Kate Bush has given music lovers something to treasure: a great musician and producer, a brilliant composer and an amazing most unique voice.
This year marks 40 years since Kate launched her career. Adopting their name from KB debut album, TKI (The Kick Inside), perform tracks from her early albums fully live, elegantly and stylishly capturing the energy, excitement and fragility of Kate’s music.
Upon her bespoke piano and launching the listener headlong into the world of Kate’s beautiful songs, Raf Mantelli fabulously captures the detail within the compositions. The intimacy and ferocity she conveys both vocally and visually transports the listener to ‘being there’, as if invited into Kate’s own front room to witness the start of that journey.

Alongside her in this celebratory tribute, O Richard Smith on double bass plays those lyrical bass lines, a notable feature to many of Kate’s greatest tracks. A special experience.

The Kick Inside band members are Raf Mantelli and O Richard Smith, both working together extensively in original bands embracing the world of experimental art pop. Their current band known simply as Raf and O has marked out their unique and widely acclaimed song and sound world over the last decade. They’ve played venues such as The Queen Elizabeth Hall and The Union Chapel.
Currently they are working on their fourth full length album to be released later this year.

“Strikingly individual. Kate’s early songs performed like this make us want to be in some candlelit cabaret club in Paris or Berlin cosying up to a large glass of red in a plush velvet booth’”



“Utterly fantastic!”



“Raf’s voice and piano delivered something very exciting to all those of us lucky enough to be there and experience it. There’s a very real sense that Raf made these songs her own and created a Kate Bush persona in which to perform them. It takes a very special talent to bring this off: Raf possesses it and deployed it brilliantly last night. All in all, this was an amazing evening”

JEREMY CLARKE, Reviews (live review 25 02 18)


“Tunes like ‘Them Heavy People’, ‘Hammer Horror’ or ‘Babooshka’ have all the bounce and snap of the originals thanks to ‘O’s agile, percussive basslines snaking their way around Raf’s rhythmic piano. As an overall performance, it was one of the most carefully and effectively put together sets I have seen for a long time. A spellbinding show”

ADRIAN SPECS (live review 25 02 18)

“Raf Mantelli one ha

lf of our favourite avant-garde and frayed experimentalist duo Raf and O adds her idiosyncratic, enchanting signature to the music of Kate Bush on her latest project, The Kick Inside.


I was just mesmerised by Raf being ‘ Kate’ for her incredible voice and how she has captured the very spirit of a Kate Bush performance. Just fabulous!”


“A quality, stylish and authentically passionate interpretation of the music of Kate Bush”




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Start Time : 7.30pm


Ticket Price : £12 / £10


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13 October
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