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The Kick Inside


  • Kate Bush Tribute Act
  • Excellent repertoire of classics from Wuthering Heights onwards
  • Perform as solo (vocals and piano) and as duo (vocals and piano, with double bass)
  • This act has no audio recording at present but please view the video for a taste of how they sound


The act is based in London and happy to travel.

Standard Set Times

  • 1 x 60 minutes
  • Or
  • 2 x 45 minutes (with 15 minute break)

About this Act

The Kick Inside are a Kate Bush tribute act whose members have worked together extensively in original bands in the world of art  and avant garde pop. Between them they’ve played venues such as The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Union Chapel and The Royal Albert Hall amongst others. Over the last decade their band, simply known as Raf and O have been widely acclaimed for their unique song and sound world performing fully live with enchanting captivating shows. 

In this project, The Kick Inside, they are paying tribute to the genius of Kate Bush, who simply has a special place in the heart of so many. Capturing the energy, the spirit and the very essence of Kate's early career and the immense landscape of these compositions, Raf performs live with detailed piano work and with a vocal similarity that is at times truly breathtaking, allowing the fantasy of 'being there' close up with Kate in the 70s and 80s as she struck out on her unique pathway.

The Kick Inside is available as a solo show with Raf on vocals and piano and as a duo with the addition of O Richard performing on double bass bringing those beautiful bass lines, inextricably linked with so many of those great tracks.


"I've just seen the video of Raf's live performance as Kate! Having promoted two glorious album launches amongst other shows of her own band Raf and O, I knew that this tribute to Kate Bush would be nothing short of fantastic. The inspiration, commitment and professional focus I associate with all of Raf's work is fully evident here.

A quality, stylish and authentically passionate interpretation which if Kate herself ever gets to see I'm sure would meet her approval.”

Klarita Pandolfi-Carr - Kaparte Promotions

"Speaking as a long term Kate Bush fan, this show that Raf has developed is certainly going to get noticed. Having seen her performing a short showcase just threw me right back to the moment Kate first hit the scene. 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. Intimate, intense both visually and sonically, the body language, detailed piano work and those fabulous vocals. Kate fans and newcomers alike will be enthralled with Raf's thoroughly engaging and expressive performance. Just fabulous!”

Alan Pride of Oil 54 Management / Kate Bush fan

"Raf Mantelli one half 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. Concentrating on Bush's early career, the focus being on her "core essence as a pianist singer songwriter”

Monolith Cocktail

Set List

The Man With The Child In His Eyes
Them Heavy People
Wuthering Heights
In The Warm Room
Hammer Horror
Kashka From Baghdad
Hounds Of Love
Running Up That Hill
Feel It
The Saxophone Song
Suspended In Gaffa
Army Dreamers
Sat In Your Lap


  • Solo Show - (Vocals and Piano)
  • Duo Show - (Vocals and piano - double Bass)


  1. The Kick Inside

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