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Kate Lush

Think Susan Tedeschi meets St Paul & The Broken Bones in New Orleans and gets mixed up in something seriously Funky!!

'HEADLINE' is jam packed with seriously foot stomping get up and dance songs like ‘Jackson’, ‘Headline’, ‘If You Don’t Like It’ and ‘Fall Down 7 Times’. There are Soul anthems, New Orleans 2nd line grooves, Funky Southern rock, Rhythm & Blues and of course a few bitter sweet ballads.

Featuring the amazing slide work of DAVE HOLE (the Aussie Blues slide legend). Featuring also the incredible Matt Roberts on Guitar & Vocals, Tim Wilson on Bass & Vocals, Tony Boyd on Drums & Wes Harder on Hammond Organ/Keys & Vocals as well as Jason Bruer - Saxophone, Mike Raper - Trombone & Adrian Veal - Trumpet.

U.S. Blues Blast Magazine
Kate Lush’s recent album “Let It Fly soars throughout. Like Dave Hole & Fiona Boyes before her, it won't be long before Kate Lush becomes a household name among blues lovers in the U.S. Get on board before the tsunami from Down Under reaches our shores. You'll be happy you did.”

After recent international successes with her last album Let It Fly, Kate Lush is now taking off into a whole new stratosphere with the launch of her new album HEADLINE.Her last release ‘Let It Fly’ reached #11 on the Blues RMR alongside Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks, Samantha Fish, Taj Mahal & Robert Cray among other greats. It also won a place on the best albums of 2017 on the RMR chart.
The Aust Blues Chain Award winner is in creative overdrive, firing out #1 Albums & rocking festival stages & venues around Australia. Add to this an Honorable mention in U.S. 2017 Blues Blast awards, European IBBA charts & a swag of songwriting awards, making her one of the outstanding vocalists on the world stage.

* Best International - Songwriter Assoc of Washington (U.S.) * Best Female IAMA (U.S.) * Hon. Mention U.S. Blues Blast Awards 2017 * No. 11 Blues Album RMR Report * Top 20 album for 2017 U.S. RMR Report * 2 singles in top 20 RMR * #1 on ABARAC 2016 &* Australian Chain award for Best New Talent * Finalist in U.S. IAMA Awards 2017 * U.S. ISC Semi-Finalist 2017 * ASA Finalist 2017 * ASA Rudy Brandsma Excellence in Songwriting * IAMA Finalist Awards

* Blues on Broadbeach Festival 2019 * Girrakool Blues Festival 2016 & 2018 * Longview Festival 2018 * Thredbo Blues Festival 2017
* Sydney Blues Festival 2017 * Winter Blues Festival 2016 – Entrance * Mitchell Creek Blues Festival 2017 * Australian Music Week Festival 2016* Patonga Blues Across the Bay 2017

What they are saying....

U.S. Blues Blast Magazine April 2017

"With one other album, two EPs and one single to her credit since making her recording debut about five years ago, full-throated Kate Lush has been making a major name for herself at home in Australia, and one listen to her latest disc, Let It Fly, clearly demonstrates why. A lady who delivers soul-drenched blues with a clear, crisp alto, Lush's previous release, Do You Know What Love Is, garnered her newcomer of the year honors at the Australian Blues Music Awards. Along with Fiona Boyes and Nick Charles, she was runner-up to Lloyd Spiegel as artist of the year. A gifted tunesmith who produces material that falls somewhere between old-school Motown and the bluesiest of blues-rock, she's currently a finalist in America's IAMA Songwriting Competition and vying for another trophy in the International Songwriters Competition, too.

Available through iTunes, CDBaby and Bandcamp, Let It Fly soars throughout. Like Dave Hole and Boyes before her, it won't be long before Kate Lush becomes a household name among blues lovers in the U.S. Get on board before the tsunami from Down Under reaches our shores. You'll be happy you did." - Reviewer Marty Gunther

Sydney Morning Herald

"There’s a very good soul and R&B package here. The swing of Freddy King’s Pack It Up opens with a solid funkiness & strut to her vocals. That Lush, who has written pretty much all tracks, has a voice that isn’t really roughened to the extent you might expect for songs like the powerful Come With Me and the pushing-through Somebody Like Me – more suited to the clearer balladry of I’ve Move On or the tempered blues of Good Good Love – isn’t a problem. She carries it off and shows in Roll Over You that roughness isn’t needed anyway"
Sydney Morning Herald (Shortlist Albums) - Bernard Zuel

Blues Train 2SSRFM 99.7

“Congratulations on an outstanding new cd. It is "world class" & showcases terrific vocal talents, great songwriting & tight arrangements & the production is 1st class. I love the range of styles from classic up-tempo funk, to cool blues and RnB & sweeping epic ballads. Your rendition of John Prine's song "Angel from Montgomery" is truly inspiring. A beautiful piece. You should be very proud of this album and i hope it gets all the attention and success it richly deserves.” David Roman - 2SSRFM 99.7
The Mystery Train - Panel Member Aust. Blues & Roots Airplay Chart

There’s an infectious joy that comes out of Kate Lush’s music. Her heart & soul are in every song & performance. “It’s heart and soul on a stick. For me it was love at first hear. It kicks arse from track #1. Kate sings the shyte out of every song, the band seriously cooks & the production & arrangements are masterful. If it was a recipe it would be high end 5 star stuff. Make no mistake, this is something special on a number of levels.” “Love it!" Mike Drayson - Sydney's 2SM on Kate’s recent album (Wild Captain Radio Tour)

Kate’s first & second albums “Don’t Wait Too Long” & ‘The Wild Captain Radio Tour’ have won numerous awards in Australia & the U.S. Her third & most recent self titled Blues EP has received a nomination for Best Blues artist & Best Newcomer of 2016 in the Australian Chain awards. Her first earned her Best International in the Songwriters Assoc. of Washington (U.S.), Best Female in the Int. Acoustic Music Awards (U.S.) and the Aust. Songwriters Assoc. awarded her their coveted Rudy Brandsma Award for Excellence in Songwriting.