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INTRODUCING: LIAM ATKINSON - GUITAR 

Last summer I started introducing my band members, but due to all the craziness from getting our new tour on the road I never got round to finshing the project. With the end of the year in sight, it is about time I tell you a bit more about our guitarist Liam.

Dreaming of Kate is not a typical band. We are half Dutch and half British (which presents some cultural differences from time to time), we don't perform a rock and roll show and we play music that presents a lot of musical challenges. So we need a…Read more

INTRODUCING: LOUIS BRAAM - KEYBOARDS 

Anyone who knows Kate's music knows the songs are complicated and piano and keyboards play a prominent role. Since we are a tribute band and not the original artist, we can't travel with a large band. This means we have to have a very good and versatile keyboard player who loves a challenge. After the departure of our old keyboard player, we have decided to bring back my keyboard player from a couple of years ago back in Holland: Louis Braam.

Louis is the youngest in our troupe of gypsies, though by now he…Read more

INTRODUCING: PAUL TSANOS - DRUMS 

I started my adventure abroad (remember I am from The Netherlands) in 2010. I took my band from Holland to Belfast to perform a set of Kate Bush songs at the Belfast Taste and Music Fest. I have so many great memories of that festival that I could write a whole blog just about that show, but I won't. It is important to mention though, because that festival is where I met a lot of people from the UK. The whole festival fueled my ambition to perform abroad, and I stayed in touch with some of the people I met…Read more

INTRODUCING: BOBBY KEWLEY - BASS, CELLO & BACKING VOCALS 

One of the first bass players I ever worked with told me to always focus on the bass when singing. That one line turned out one of the most defining musical lessons of my life. To me, the bass is the ground underneath my feet and defines a large part of the sound of any song. Needless to say, I am quite picky when it comes to bass players (initially, I had even insisted on bringing my favourite bass player from Holland, which turned out to be impossible), but Liverpool based Bobby Kewley had no trouble…Read more

INTRODUCING: JERNEY KATE MOLENAAR – BACKING VOCALS  

From the moment I started working with a Liverpool based band, I have always insisted on bringing a backing vocalist from Holland with me. To me, a good backing vocalist has always been key to bringing Kate’s music to a live stage, since a lot of Kate’s songs have quite subtle and intricate, but recognizable backing vocals, usually recorded by Kate herself. Needless to say finding a good backing vocalist for a project like Dreaming of Kate can be quite a challenge: vocally we basically need two Kates (and…Read more

INTRODUCING: MAAIKE BREIJMAN - LEAD VOCALS & PIANO 

As I said before, I will introduce all band members one by one. It feels a bit impolite to start with myself, but since my face is the first thing you see on this website I start with myself anyway. You can find my bio below, and the story of how I got into this project is summarized on the 'About' page. A bio is a bit impersonal, so I will tell you a bit more about myself.

I travel a lot for this project, since I live in Holland and Dreaming of Kate is based in Liverpool. Jerney, my backing vocalist, often…Read more