The Kick Inside – the songs of Kate Bush

Book tickets



Total 1 £12.00

Friday, 08 Nov 2019 – 7.00pm for 7.30pm


The Kick Inside - The Songs of Kate Bush by acclaimed art-pop duo Raf and O

The Kick Inside, an acoustic celebration of The Songs Of Kate Bush, is the alter-ego of Raf and O who have marked out their unique and widely acclaimed song and sound world over the last decade.

Press includes The Quietus, FACT and Electronic Sound. With special collaborations under their belt, they’ve played venues such as The Queen Elizabeth Hall and The Union Chapel, composed music for theatre and were praised by Mike Garson, David Bowie’s pianist and long term collaborator for their unique interpretation of Bowie’s Lady Grinning Soul. Their 4th full length album will be released in 2019.

The Kick Inside focus on Kate’s early career and core essence as a pianist singer songwriter

Raf Mantelli - Vocals, Piano O Richard Smith - Double Bass

The Kick Inside Press

“Strikingly individual. Kate’s early songs performed like this make us want to be in some candlelit cabaret club in Paris or Berlin cosying up to a large glass of red in a plush velvet boot” – Kate Bush News

“Alluring, atmospheric duo Raf and O launch their THE KICK INSIDE project - a beautifully realised, heartfelt re-imagining of a Kate Bush who kept on playing live…” – Adrian Specs

“Utterly fantastic!” – Dexter Bentley, London Resonance FM

“Raf Mantelli from our favourite avant-garde duo Raf and O adds her idiosyncratic, enchanting signature to the music of Kate Bush on her latest project, The Kick Inside.” – Monolith Cocktail

“There’s a very real sense that Raf made these songs her own and created a Kate Bush persona in which to perform them. It takes a very special talent to bring this off: Raf possesses it and deployed it brilliantly last night.” – Jeremy Clarke Reviews


THE KICK INSIDE - Celebratory tribute to The Songs Of Kate Bush by Raf and O - Live Launch 25 02 18

THE KICK INSIDE - Kate Bush Tribute - ‘Wuthering Heights’ ‘Wow’ & teasers - Live in the Warm Room





The venue is situated on Brookfield Gardens in the site of the old Unitarian Church. Licensed bar available. Park for free after 6.30pm at West Kirby Concourse as no on street parking. Only 4 minutes walk away.



West Kirby Arts Centre
29 Brookfield Gardens
West Kirby
CH48 4EL


The Arts Centre is located half-way down a residential road in the centre of West Kirby. If you are driving to attend one of our events or classes, we ask kindly that you park your car at the West Kirby Concourse car park, which is a 2 min walk from The Arts Centre. Brookfield Road and Brookfield Gardens have very limited spaces and should be made available for residents.