Baby Bushka are much more than a Kate Bush tribute band. Anyone who witnessed this all singing, all dancing American ensemble’s first visit to Scotland in 2018 will know this already. With little chance of the real Ms Bush returning to the live arena after briefly coming up for air in 2014, the eight multi-tasking women who make up Baby Bushka have picked up the slack by making the likes of Wuthering Heights, Running Up That Hill, and of course Babooshka, their own.
A self-titled album released in 2020 showcased the band’s vocal prowess, as did a YouTube video of the gang performing an informal aftershow of sorts gathered round the piano in Edinburgh’s Royal Oak pub. The full Baby Bushka experience, however, is a virtuoso display of moments of pleasure to treasure.
Baby Bushka play the CCA, Glasgow, June 4; The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, June 5.
The List, June 2022