Dear music lovers,
I wish you a beautiful Satzrday morning”
One month ago I made a music project development agreement with two old friends,, a very young and talented actress, singer, performer, songwriter, Simona Lazari, and with the singer, rapper, performer, composer, text author, producer, Felix Okon, also well known as “BNice” and mastermind of “UNIQUE 2”.
We´re working on a new album at Teajointrecords International and at MAP-Studio.
Our producers at MAP-Studio are Sergio Flores, the co-founder of the international music TV channel BrandniteTV and Greg Usek, both already worked with Tina Turner, Keylie Minogue, Tom Jones, Bob Sinclair and many other international artists.
The music videos will be directed by my long term friend, the Austria/- USA film director George Jecel.
Our exclusive fashion designer will be the genious “La Hong”.
Simona has a brand new facebook page “Simona Amore Lazari” which after two weeks since its launch has already more than 5.000 likes.
Please donate her a “Like” on the link below and follow her to stay connected with an incredible talent.
And now I want to present you my favorite female vocal artists beside of Simona, which are our role models for her career:
At present one of them is for sure the exceptional actress and singer Selena Gomez.
Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas) is an American actress, singer and film producer.
Gomez’s career began with a role in the television series Barney and his friends in 2002. She made her breakthrough with the Disney Channel series The Wizards of Waverly Place, in which she played the role of protagonist Alex Russo. Gomez has guest appearances in other series such as Hannah Montana, Zack & Cody on board and Sonny Munroe and was seen in major films, including, among others, Another Cinderella Story, Princess Protection Program, Plötzlich Star and Spring Breakers.Gomez began her music career in 2008, signing a record deal with Hollywood Records. To date, she has released three studio albums, which have been awarded in several countries with the Golden Record. She has also contributed as a singer the soundtrack to various film and television productions, including Tinker Bell and Shake It Up – dancing is everything.In 2009, Gomez was named the youngest UNICEF ambassador.  From 2009 to 2012, she participated in the Disney Friends for Change project, an environmental initiative of the Walt Disney Company
Here´s one of my favorite tracks. The video became nearly 600 million views on YouTube.
More and more she also sings more sophisticated stuff with more complicated melodies.
Here’s a very brave video considering how pruede America is in a sense.
For me the most important female vocal artist of the last decades is Rihanna.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael) is a Barbadian R & B and pop singer and actress. It sold so far more than 190 million phonograms and is one of the most successful artists worldwide. She is also the most commercially successful artist in downloads (as of mid-2014) and the youngest solo artist, who managed to place 14 number-one hits in the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2012, 2013 and 2017 she was the artist with the most streams on Spotify.
Rihanna was named 2012’s Forbes and Time magazine’s Most Influential List, named Billboard Artist of the Decade in 2012, and named “Music Icon” at the 2013 American Music Awards. She received eight Grammy’s and MTV’s 2016 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for her influence in the music industry.
Here´s one of her most famous songs, the video has around 400 million views on YouTube.
She worked with an endless list of world famous artists, in this song with rapper Eminem.
1.500 million views on YouTube.
One of the biggest talents of the last decades is Alanis Morissette.
From 1977 to 1981 Morissette lived with her family in Heiligenzell in the Black Forest. Her father, a native of Franko Ontarier Alan Richard Morissette, and her Hungarian mother Georgia Mary Ann Feuerstein taught children of soldiers stationed in Germany at the Canadian military base in Lahr. She has an older brother and a twin brother. In 1981 the family moved back to Ottawa.
In February 2005, Morissette also received US citizenship. From 2002 to 2007 she and Ryan Reynolds were a couple. Previously, she was inter alia with the actors Dash Mihok and Dave Coulier, from which she separated in 1993, liiert.
On May 22, 2010, she married in Los Angeles six years younger rapper Souleye, whose real name is Mario Treadway. The two had already been a couple for eight months. On December 25, 2010, a son was born, on June 23, 2016, a daughter. From 1996 to 2017 she lived in Brentwood.
When Morissette saw a performance by the folk duo Lindsay and Jacqui Morgan at the age of nine, she was so excited that she wanted to do it for them. After recording one of her self-written songs on cassette, Lindsay Morgan, who was a friend of her parents, recorded accompanying music and enabled her to sing the song in the studio. Morissette made her first acting experiences in 1984 through the Canadian children’s program You Can not Do That on Television. The money she earned from the production, she invested in her first single Fate Stay with Me.
Under the name Alanis Nadine she appeared in 1990 in the US talent show Star Search, but retired in the first round. Their first album appeared in 1991 under the name Alanis to prevent a possible confusion with the Canadian singer Alannah Myles. The first single, Too Hot, reached # 14 on the Canadian charts. She was nominated for the Juno Awards in three categories: Single of the Year, Best Dance Record and Most Promising Female Vocalist; in the latter she could win. Their second album Now Is The Time, which was published in 1992 by MCA, could not build on the success of its predecessor.
In 1995, at the age of 21, Morissette released her first international album Jagged Little Pill, which had great success. At first, the album rose only at number 118 on the Billboard 200 charts, but climbed to the top with the success of the singles You Oughta Know, Hand in My Pocket, You Learn, Head over Feet and Ironic. The album sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, including 16 million copies in the US, three million copies in the UK and one million copies in Canada. Morisette won at the 1996 Grammy Awards in the categories Album of the Year and Best Rock Album as well as Best Female Vocal Performance and Best Rock Song for You Oughta Know.
In 1998 she released the album Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, which included the hit singles Thank U and Joining You. The next year followed Alanis Morissette – MTV Unplugged. After the death of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in 1997, she completed his contribution Mercy on the album The Prayer Cycle by Jonathan Elias. Since it should sound international, she translated the text with her grandmother and sang it in Hungarian. In 1998 she also contributed to the soundtrack of City of Angels the song Uninvited, which was awarded two Grammys.
In February 2002 she released her third studio album Under Rug Swept with the hits Hands Clean and Precious Illusions. With the former, she claims to have tried to relate to a man of about 30 years old when she was 14 years old. While the verses reflect the view of the lover at that time, the refrain contains Morissette’s answer from the present.  December saw the release of Feast on Scraps, a DVD / CD package featuring a concert recording from Rotterdam and eight songs that were not used in the Under Rug Swept recordings.
In 2004, her fourth album So-Called Chaos, which was heavily influenced by the relationship with Ryan Reynolds, which shows up especially in the three songs Not All Me, Knees of My Bees and the first single Everything. In 2005, she released the song Wunderkind for the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The King of Narnia, who earned her another Best Picture nomination in the 2006 Golden Globe Awards.  In July, Morissette released an acoustic version of the album for the tenth anniversary of Jagged Little Pill’s release, followed by the Best of The Collection in November. The Single Crazy is a cover of the eponymous’ 90s hit by Seal.
In 2004, her fourth album So-Called Chaos, which was heavily influenced by the relationship with Ryan Reynolds, which shows up especially in the three songs Not All Me, Knees of My Bees and the first single Everything. In 2005, she released the song Wunderkind for the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The King of Narnia, who earned her another Best Picture nomination in the 2006 Golden Globe Awards. In July, Morissette released an acoustic version of the album for the tenth anniversary of Jagged Little Pill’s release.
In April 2007, she released on the video portal YouTube a parody of the song My Humps the Black Eyed Peas. On May 30, 2008, she released her album Flavors of Entanglement, written entirely by Morissette and produced by Guy Sigsworth. It basically differs in style from the previous albums as it goes in the direction of electronic music. This is mainly due to the use of synthesizers. As a first release, the single Underneath was chosen, were filmed to the two videos. The title Not As We (second release in North America) accompanies the episode 97 seconds from the TV series dr. House and the episode Zeugenschutz from the television series Cold Case – no victim is ever forgotten.On February 28, 2010, she performed at the closing ceremony of the XXI. Vancouver Winter Olympics titled wonder child on. Also in 2010, I Remain was selected as a theme song for the movie Prince of Persia: The Sand of Time. In August 2012, the album Havoc and Bright Lights was released. Large parts of the music video for Guardian (2012) were made in Berlin.
In 1999, she played alongside Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Alan Rickman in the Kevin Smith movie Dogma the role of God, for which Emma Thompson was actually intended, she also participated in the soundtrack of the film. She plays the same role in the movie Jay and Silent Bob strike back, after which she closes the Jersey Chronicle after the credits and thus indicates the (provisional) end of the New Jersey movies. Morissette also appeared in the TV series Sex and the City, in which she played a lesbian woman and kissed leading actress Sarah Jessica Parker. In 2003, she had an appearance in the Cole Porter portrait De-Lovely, in which she interpreted his hit Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love). In May 2006, she was on stage in a London theater, where she took on the guest role in the play The Exonerated. In addition, she had in 2006 in the series Nip / Tuck a guest role as a friend of Dr. med. Liz Cruz. In 2009, she starred in the episodes of Season Five’s Showtime series, the role of the physician Audra Kitson in seven episodes of the fifth season.
Environmental commitment and other activities
Morissette, along with Keanu Reeves, participated in the documentary The Great Warming (2006), which focuses on global warming. In 2008, she received the Energy Globe Award for her years of commitment to the environment. Among other things, she had campaigned against the oil drilling in Alaska. Since January 2016, Morissette “Kummerkastentante” of the English newspaper The Guardian.
Here´s one of her most popular songs. 42 million views on YouTube.
Another big talent of the last years is Aura Dione.
Aura Dione is the daughter of a Faroese-French music teacher and her Danish-Spanish male. Through her parents, who met at the Roskilde music festival, she got in touch early with music, literature and art, for example, she wrote her first song at the age of five. Aura’s father collects guitars, which also influenced her music career.
Her parents were hippies and sailed with her across the oceans until, when Aura was seven years old, she settled on the Danish Baltic Sea island of Bornholm, where she also attended school. As a 17-year-old, she went to Australia to continue her musical education. There she wrote many works, which were influenced among other things by the Australian Aborigines. This encounter was later reflected in the song Something from Nothing. During this time Dione changed her concept for the music. She designs almost all her clothes, record covers and videos herself.
In 2008 she released under the label Music for Dreams in Denmark as the first single Something from Nothing, followed by Song for Sophie and I Will Love You Monday. Universal Music Domestic Pop (“UDP”), a subsidiary of Universal Music, became aware of Aura Dione and signed her. Her first single outside Denmark, I Will Love You Monday (365), was released on November 13, 2009 in Germany. Compared to the version of the song published in Denmark, the debut single contains its own chorus in German-speaking countries. The title made it right in the top 10 and finally even at number 1 in the German single charts and at number 1 on the German airplay charts. Diones debut album Columbine was released on November 27, 2009 in Germany. I Will Love You Monday reached platinum status in Germany. The second single, Song for Sophie, stayed in the German charts for a total of 22 weeks. On October 29, the third single released from the album, Something from Nothing. However, this could not build on the success of its predecessors.
Aura Dione at “Kufstein Unlimited 2012”
On October 21, 2011 Geronimo was released as the first single of the second album called Before the Dinosaurs. Aura has written the platinum-winning number one hit with David Jost, who also produced the single. Geronimo reached # 1 in her homeland, making her her most successful single in Denmark so far. In Germany, the song reached immediately after publication number 1 in the Media Control Charts. Aura Dione is the second Danish act after Gitte Hænning, who managed to place two number-one hits in Germany.
Her second single, Friends, was written by Aura with David Jost and the American producer and songwriting team Rock Mafia. It reached the top 10 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark and achieved gold status in Germany with over 150,000 units sold.
The third single from the album is In Love with the World, which could reach # 5 in Denmark, where it was released on May 28. On September 28, 2012, the single also appeared in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The single climbed to # 59 in Germany and # 38 in Austria. In Switzerland, the single could not yet place in the charts. The video was meanwhile presented on MyVideo on September 19.
On May 19, 2017, the third album “Can’t Steal The Music” was released. All 4 single releases as well as the album could not be placed anywhere in the charts.
“I am writing with humor and irony and with a desire to make a positive difference with my music, my voice and my life while I am here.”
“I write with humor and irony and with a desire to make something positive with my music, my voice and my life while I’m here.”
Dione has record deals with the major label Universal Music  and the Danish record label Music for Dreams. Their music style is in the area of pop, which is composed of folk elements and electronic accents.
Here´s one of her most famous songs., 200.000 views on YouTube.
My story of today I´ll finish with the mother of all female cocal artists of the present times,
an exceptional artist who created a new style of singing and performing that has influenced most of all femal singers which are famous today.
I wish you a very happy Saturday and I´´ ll be back tomorrow with the second part of my story about great femake voices,
Kate Bush, CBE (born July 30, 1958 in Bexleyheath, Kent (now London), actually Catherine Bush) is a British singer, pianist, songwriter and music producer. Her most popular songs include Wuthering Heights, Babooshka and Running Up That Hill.
Childhood and youth
Catherine Bush was born in 1958 as the third child of Robert John Bush and Hannah Daly. The father was a registered doctor, the mother nurse, the two married in 1943. Bush has two older brothers, John Carder Bush (* 1944) and Patrick (Paddy) Bush (* 1952). She grew up with her family on a farm in Welling, Kent. The family was artistically interested; her brother John wrote and published poems; the Irish mother of Waterford, she inspired Irish folklore and Irish music; the father played a lot of piano. The family organized regular house music evenings on the farm, in the Catherine was involved early on. From 1963 to 1969 she attended the local elementary school. From 1969 to 1975 she attended the Catholic convent school Saint Joseph’s Grammar School in Bexley. She started playing the piano in 1966, took part in violin lessons at the school from 1969, and took singing lessons. In 1970 she began to write her own poems and to set these to music. One of these early works is the single published many years later The Man with the Child in His Eyes.
Her brother John made Bush known in 1973 with David Gilmour, the guitarist of the band Pink Floyd. Gilmour recognized her talent and henceforth promoted her career. Gilmour recorded with Bush several demo tapes in the AIR Studios with the sound engineer Geoff Emerick and the producer and arranger Andrew Powell. In June 1975, Gilmour introduced Bob Mercer of EMI, the record label that also signed Pink Floyd, to the demo tapes. In July 1976, EMI signed a deal with just-18-year-old Bush for an initial four years. Bush moved from rural Welling to Lewisham to the outskirts of London, where his father owned a house that was already inhabited by the two brothers. In 1976 she visited the Performance Flowers of the British dancer Lindsay Kemp and took six months of dance lessons with him. She continued her dance education with Arlene Phillips. At the same time she worked on the composition of songs for an album. Her brother Paddy made a band together. Formed as KT Bush Band, the band consisted of Del Palmer (bass), Brian Bath (guitar) and Vic Smith (drums) and gave Bush the opportunity to gain first stage experience with cover versions in small pubs and bars from April 1977 onwards.
Early Work – The Productions with Andrew Powell (1977-1979)
In July 1977 began in the AIR Studios, the seven-week recordings for the debut album The Kick Inside, which appeared in early 1978. Bush and Andrew Powell, who had already produced the demo recordings, chose the songs and put together a band of session musicians for the recordings. The band consisted of members of the Alan Parsons Project: Ian Bairnson (guitar), David Paton (bass), Stuart Elliott (drums) and Duncan Mackay (keyboards). As a sound engineer, Jon Kelly supervised the recordings. With The Saxophone Song and The Man with the Child in His Eyes, the album contained two of Gilmour and Powell produced 1975 recordings.
In November 1977, first graduation copies of Wuthering Heights were distributed to British radio stations. On January 20, 1978, the single and on February 17, 1978, the album was released. On February 9, 1978 Bush introduced her single together with the KT Bush Band (with Charlie Morgan on drums) in the first show of the ARD program Bio’s station and was also known in German-speaking countries. Shortly thereafter, she also appeared in the British pop program Top of the Pops on. The single climbed to the top of the British singles charts on March 7, reaching # 3 in April. In the German music charts, the single reached # 11 and the album # 21. Bush was the first female English solo artist to do so in the UK succeeded with a self-composed debut. The press coverage, however, was divided; It was hard for the press to classify Bush’s single and album because there was hardly anything like it. As a second single appeared in late May 1978 The Man with the Child in His Eyes and reached in June 6th place in the UK Top 40.
In July 1978, at the urging of EMI, Bush began recording the second album Lionheart at the Sunbear Studios in Nice with the KT Bush Band, again with Powell as producer and arranger. Powell continued during the recording that again the session musicians of the first album were used, so that some of the already recorded with Palmer, Bath and Morgan titles were recorded or supplemented with Bairnson, Paton and Elliott. The album was completed after ten weeks and released in November 1978. As the first single of the new album Hammer Horror was released on October 27, 1978, but did not reach the top 40 in rank 44. On November 13 followed the album, which reached # 6 British and # 25 on the German album charts. Only in March 1979 released single Wow placed with 14th place in the British charts as good as the two singles of the debut album. EMI urged Bush on a tour. The Tour of Life tour included 29 appearances in Europe in six weeks in April and May 1979 and remained their only tour, although they later gave concerts.
Artistic Development (1979-1982)
Bush founded 1978 with Novercia Holdings Ltd. a management company and with Kate Bush Music Publishing Ltd. her own publishing company because she did not agree with EMI’s insistence on the fast production of a second album and the tour. The two companies, headed by Bush and other family members, were to better represent their artistic and economic interests. A first sign of greater independence from EMI put her on the production of Live EP On Stage, a concert recording of the Tour of Life performance at Hammersmith Odeon on May 13, 1979. Bush produced the only authorized live recording itself.
The third album Never for Ever was written between autumn 1979 and June 1980 and was recorded at Abbey Road Studios from January to June 1980. Bush produced himself with Jon Kelly as co-producer. She wanted to incorporate new ideas into the production, which she had observed during the recording of Peter Gabriel’s (third) solo album Peter Gabriel (melt) as a background singer. The musical direction is changing on this album through the use of synthesizers and drum machines, which supplanted the arrangements of Powell. The Fairlight CMI as a compositional tool plays a special role and should influence Bush’s entire other compositions. While Bush was still composing piano during the creation of Never for Ever, initial arrangements have already been made with this computer music instrument. Brother Paddy became more involved in production with his knowledge of some pop-atypical instruments. Breathing was released as the album’s first single on April 14, 1980, followed by Babooshka on June 27, before releasing the album on September 8. Army Dreamers released a third single on September 22nd. The singles placed well in the British Top 40, Babooshka reached Germany in 14th place. With the album she reached the top of the charts in her home country and 5th place in Germany.
In August 1980, Bush began in a set up on the farm of her parents studio with new compositions for the September 1982 published album The Dreaming. She explained to Richard James Burgess how synthesizers and samplers work and how to program the Fairlight CMI. The recordings for the new album began in May 1981 in the London Townhouse Studios with Hugh Padgham as a sound engineer. After three songs Padgham had to cancel because of schedule reasons, because he was working at the same time with Genesis on the album Abacab, and recommended the twenty-year-old Nick Launay. Within three months, the instrumental tracks were recorded, including a Didgeridoopart by Rolf Harris. EMI pushed for the release of a single, so that in June 1981 Sat was released in Your Lap. The single reached # 11 in the UK Top 40. Following the release of the single, Bush continued to produce the album at Abbey Road Studios with Haydn Bendall as the sound engineer and completed the instrumental recordings. For Night of the Swallow, the Irish instruments were recorded with musicians from Planxty and the Chieftains at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin. Overdubs and vocal recordings were recorded at Odyssey Studios in London with Paul Hardiman as an engineer.
The album was mixed in January 1982 in five months in the Advision studios. The single The Dreaming was released in late July 1982. Shortly before the release of the single, Bush debuted on 21 July 1982 at the London Dominion Theater as part of a concert for The Prince’s Trust with The Wedding List. She was accompanied by an Allstar band with Phil Collins on drums, Mick Karn on bass, Gary Brooker on keyboard, and Pete Townshend and Midge Ure on guitars. The album was released on September 13, 1982 and reached # 3 in the UK and # 21 in the German album charts. On the other hand, the singles released from The Dreaming could not place in either the UK Top 40 or the German charts.
International Success (1983-1993)
EMI rated The Dreaming as a commercial failure due to the high cost of studio rents in relation to revenues. Bush withdrew from the public and moved her residence from London to a cottage on the Sussex coast. To compensate for the losses, EMI published in December 1983, the compilation The Single File and a video cassette of the same name.
In September 1983, Bush began composing new songs. Bush was initially heavily criticized by EMI because she wanted to produce the next album again. Only through the expansion of the demo studio to a professional 48-track studio on the family farm in late 1983 gave EMI because of the loss of studio costs. Bush and Palmer began demo recordings for a new album called Hounds of Love in January 1984, which were gradually overdubbed and further developed with additional arrangements. First, Bush made all traces of the Fairlight. In the early stages of development, Del Palmer acted as a sound engineer and programmed rhythms at LinnDrum. Thereafter, real instruments were recorded with Haydn Bendall at the mixing console, primarily to replace the electronically generated rhythms. The drum parts were recorded by Stuart Elliott and Charlie Morgan (also Bodhrán and Lambeg). On bass, the German jazz bassist Eberhard Weber, Del Palmer, Danny Thompson and Youth of Killing Joke were used, on the guitar Alan Murphy and Brian Bath. Numerous Irish instruments were recorded again at Windmill Lane Studios under the direction of Bill Whelan. In addition to Liam O’Flynn (Uilleann Pipes) and Dónal Lunny (Bouzouki, Bodhrán) of Planxty also John Sheahan of the Dubliners at the Tin Whistle and the Fiddle were used. Paddy Bush took over the Eastern European instruments Balalaika and Fujara, the Australian didgeridoo and a violin. For the song Cloudbusting, the Medici sextet was used to record a string motif arranged by Dave Lawson and dominating the song. Other orchestral arrangements are by Michael Kamen. The Richard Hickox Singers contributed a choral motif to Hello Earth. The recordings were completed in June 1984, but it should take another year before all overdubs were recorded and the album was mixed by Brian Tench.
On August 5, 1985 Running Up That Hill was released on the initiative of EMI under this title as a single; Bush had earmarked as A Deal with God, but with God in the title, EMI feared that the single would not be played on American radio and MTV. On September 16, the album followed. The single placed well in the European charts and could also reach 30th place in the Billboard Hot 100. As a result, the album placed well not only in Europe, so that with Cloudbusting, the title track Hounds of Love and The Big Sky until the summer of 1986, three other singles were decoupled, all of which ranked in the UK Top 40 and the German music charts could. The album was awarded a platinum record in Germany and double platinum in Bush’s homeland, marking the commercial breakthrough for Kate Bush in North America. A part of the success is certainly due to the A & R manager at EMI, David Munns, who approved the funds for the much more elaborately produced videos. Noteworthy is the video for Cloudbusting, in which the Canadian actor and later Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland plays along.
The music press celebrated Hounds of Love as a big comeback. EMI and Munns pushed in the wake of commercial success on a best-of album. Bush agreed on condition that it be implemented this time in a “tasteful way” (Bush). For the album, Bush re-recorded her voice for Wuthering Heights and composed a new song with Experiment IV. The compilation titled The Whole Story was released in November 1986, a month after the release of Do not Give Up, a duet with Peter Gabriel. The album reached number 11 in Germany and was awarded a Golden Record. In their homeland, the album reached the top of the charts and a triple platinum certification. Experiment IV with Nigel Kennedy on the violin was released as a single and gave Bush the fourth UK Top 40 hit in a year. EMI also released The Whole Story as a video album.
In 1986, Kate Bush sang in a duet with Rowan Atkinson the humorous song Do Bears … at the charity event Comic Relief. The piece, which was created with the participation of Howard Goodall, criticized by the means of pop music, the heroization of certain notions of love in pop music. It appeared on the album Comic Relief Presents Utterly Utterly Live on the label WEA Records (No. 240 932-1).
In the summer of 1988 it was announced that she had worked on a new album and the Bulgarian vocal trio Bulgarka had committed to this. At this time, most songs were for The Sensual World already written. Bush recorded the three Eastern European singers in October 1988 at the London Angel Studios. In addition to the trio and the previous studio musicians played Nigel Kennedy and David Gilmour guest appearances. Kevin Killen, whom Bush met during her duet with Peter Gabriel, mixed the album. EMI released the title track The Sensual World on September 18, 1989 as a single. On October 16, followed by the album, from which in November 1989 with This Woman’s Work (from the soundtrack to She is having a Baby) and in February 1990 with Love and Anger two more singles were decoupled. All singles were also placed in the UK Top 40 and The Sensual World in the German music charts. The album had good results worldwide and was awarded a platinum record in the UK.
In the late 1980s, the music format Compact Disc became more and more popular. EMI therefore decided to release all the albums Bush released so far in this format as well. The label decided in 1990 to bring an 8-CD box set on the market. The title was based on the single This Woman’s Work.
In November 1993, the seventh studio album The Red Shoes was released after four years break. It included twelve titles and also served as a musical accompaniment to Bush’s film debut in The Line, The Cross and the Curve.
After Kate Bush had retired after the release of The Red Shoes from the music business, followed in the fall of 2005, the double album Aerial. Remarkable is the time interval of twelve years to the previous album – in this time Kate Bush had become a mother and had taken care of her private life mainly.
Her album Director’s Cut, a compilation of alternative versions of the album’s tracks The Sensual World and The Red Shoes, was released in May 2011. On November 18, 2011, the album 50 Words for Snow was released. It consists of seven titles dealing with the subject of snow. Besides some well-known artists like Elton John and Stephen Fry, Kate’s son Albert McIntosh also sings in a song.
On March 21, 2014, she announced her first concert series since 1979 on her homepage. From August to October 2014, 22 concerts titled Before the Dawn took place in London. The concerts were sold out within 15 minutes. In November 2016, a recording of the concerts was published.
Kate Bush’s style includes influences from classical music, artrock, glam, jazz and various ethnic, especially Irish-Celtic and Southeast European sources. A hallmark that runs through her whole work is the uniform repetition of certain musical elements, such as drum loops or other short motifs. Kate Bush’s works in the 1980s are attributed to the then New Wave or New Romantic wave.
Bush writes her own songs, plays piano and synthesizer, as well as violin and guitar. She produces her albums and directed most of her videos. Kate Bush often uses unusual instruments such as didgeridoo, balalaika and clavichord. She was one of the first artists to use samples in pop music.
In addition to her preference for fancy costumes, she has found a form of fusion of song, dance and music for her live performances. In addition, she made the music fairy tale film The Line, the Cross & the Curve, inspired by the movie The Red Shoes (1948).
Kate Bush lives with her partner, the guitarist Danny McIntosh, and the joint son Albert born in 1998 (called “Bertie”) near London.
Here´s one of her greatest hits, 15 million views on YouTube.
And here´s one of my all time favorite songs of this exceptional artist.
C U tomorrow!