Catherine "Kate" Bush (born 30 July 1958) was born in Kent in England and grew up with her family who loved music (and also karate!). At the age of 11 she taught herself piano and started to write her own songs.
In 1978, her first single "Wuthering Heights" was Number 1 in the UK for a month. This was amazing as before her, no other woman had made it to No.1 in the UK with a song she had written by themselves. Since then she has released ten studio albums and 25 UK hit singles. In 2013, Kate Bush was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to music.
The song 'Wuthering Heights' is named after a novel by Emily Bronte. Kate had watched a tv film of the book and was inspired to write a song about it. n the video she made, she used her interpretive dance (which she had studied at college) to tell the song. It might look a bit odd to today's audiences but at the time, Kate was thought to be experimental and really exciting to listen to and watch.
The other song here is a duet with Peter Gabriel. He used to sing with a British rock band called Genesis. This song has a powerful message about perseverance. 'Don't give up, you still have us. Don't give up, we're proud of who you are'. Year 6 might find this useful if they are feeling a bit anxious about next week!