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Poll Question: Who is the best KB "clone" ?
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    Posted: May 21 2010 at 02:30
Tough choice, all 3 are great singers (for those who don't know Maï, she is the voice of the RIO/Zappa-inspired band Hardscore).
 
This poll is actually intended to discuss singers with a voice similar to Kate Bush, so if you know others than the ones listed in teh poll, please feel free to share their name.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2010 at 02:52
I wouldn't say that Tori Amos' voice has similarity to that of Kate Bush, but her music does.
I don't know the other two, so I can't vote.
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Heart Nerina Pallot... not a Kate Bush clone, but certainly influenced by her.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Textbook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2010 at 03:50
I'm a big Bush/Amos fan but I don't even know the other too.
 
Amos doesn't sing like Bush, but she writes vocal parts and lyrics like her.
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Happy Rhodes.  She's amazing.  She has a two range voice she can turn like the flip of a switch.  One voice is just like Kate Bush, the other is just like Annie Lennox.  The music is good too.  Check her out. 


http://www.frazzledglispa.com/FrazzledGlispa.com/Meaningless_Blather/Entries/2007/8/11_Current_iTunes_Track_-_Happy_Rhodes_-_Many_Worlds_Are_Born_Tonight_files/shapeimage_1.png


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Tori ain't no clone, she is damn fine in her own rightApprove
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kotro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2010 at 06:24
Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Happy Rhodes.  She's amazing.  She has a two range voice she can turn like the flip of a switch.  One voice is just like Kate Bush, the other is just like Annie Lennox.  The music is good too.  Check her out. 


http://www.frazzledglispa.com/FrazzledGlispa.com/Meaningless_Blather/Entries/2007/8/11_Current_iTunes_Track_-_Happy_Rhodes_-_Many_Worlds_Are_Born_Tonight_files/shapeimage_1.png
 
If it's clones we're talking about, I wouldn't include Happy in this group - even though Kate is a huge influence on her. Her compositions are a lot more minimalistic and her vocal range a lot more diverse than Kate's. She doesn't imitate, which is what clones do, and manages to create a very different act altogether.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2010 at 06:27
I see this thread in a new light since I've heard about the creation of artificial life (see Moris' threadLOL

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2010 at 06:51
As the only one of the multitude of female singers compared with Kate Bush to actually bear much similarity, Florence and the Machine is by far the best. Not particularly similar vocal wise but compare some of the tracks on "Lungs" with something like "Sat in our Lap".
 
Vocally and musically speaking, the latest Joanne Newsom CD is a clone of "The Kick Inside".
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2010 at 07:57
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I used the word "clone" for a lack of other word. I meant actually Kate Bush-like vocals, not necessarily similar musically speaking.
 
And Finnf. is right about Happy Rhodes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2010 at 09:05
Originally posted by Kotro Kotro wrote:

Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Happy Rhodes.  She's amazing.  She has a two range voice she can turn like the flip of a switch.  One voice is just like Kate Bush, the other is just like Annie Lennox.  The music is good too.  Check her out. 


http://www.frazzledglispa.com/FrazzledGlispa.com/Meaningless_Blather/Entries/2007/8/11_Current_iTunes_Track_-_Happy_Rhodes_-_Many_Worlds_Are_Born_Tonight_files/shapeimage_1.png
 
If it's clones we're talking about, I wouldn't include Happy in this group - even though Kate is a huge influence on her. Her compositions are a lot more minimalistic and her vocal range a lot more diverse than Kate's. She doesn't imitate, which is what clones do, and manages to create a very different act altogether.  
Doesn't imitate? On many songs she sounds exactly like Kate Bush not just similar. Aside from the musical vocal characteristic simularities (intonation, diction, phrasing etc) Bush sings in an English accent, which is unusual for pop singers - when using her "Kate Bush" voice, Rhodes does too (unlike Amos, who always keeps her American accent, even though she's lived and recorded in the UK for many years now). On many of Rhode's songs where she uses both of her normal singing voices it sounds like she's duetting with Bush. (eg "Temporary & Eternal" from Equipoise or "Big Dreams, Big Life" from Building The Colossus). Musically Rhodes is nothing like Bush or Amos (however I feel there are some simularities to Peter Gabriel in some of her songs).
 
 
Anyway, my favorite Bush/Amos clone is Jemima Price: http://www.myspace.com/jemimaprice
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2010 at 09:15
This thread really bites because while I know Kate and Tori's stuff well, I'm being given a whole bunch of other artists I should check out. LOL

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2010 at 09:29
Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

Originally posted by Kotro Kotro wrote:

Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Happy Rhodes.  She's amazing.  She has a two range voice she can turn like the flip of a switch.  One voice is just like Kate Bush, the other is just like Annie Lennox.  The music is good too.  Check her out. 


http://www.frazzledglispa.com/FrazzledGlispa.com/Meaningless_Blather/Entries/2007/8/11_Current_iTunes_Track_-_Happy_Rhodes_-_Many_Worlds_Are_Born_Tonight_files/shapeimage_1.png
 
If it's clones we're talking about, I wouldn't include Happy in this group - even though Kate is a huge influence on her. Her compositions are a lot more minimalistic and her vocal range a lot more diverse than Kate's. She doesn't imitate, which is what clones do, and manages to create a very different act altogether.  
Doesn't imitate? On many songs she sounds exactly like Kate Bush not just similar. Aside from the musical vocal characteristic simularities (intonation, diction, phrasing etc) Bush sings in an English accent, which is unusual for pop singers - when using her "Kate Bush" voice, Rhodes does too (unlike Amos, who always keeps her American accent, even though she's lived and recorded in the UK for many years now). On many of Rhode's songs where she uses both of her normal singing voices it sounds like she's duetting with Bush. (eg "Temporary & Eternal" from Equipoise or "Big Dreams, Big Life" from Building The Colossus). Musically Rhodes is nothing like Bush or Amos (however I feel there are some simularities to Peter Gabriel in some of her songs).
 
 
Anyway, my favorite Bush/Amos clone is Jemima Price: http://www.myspace.com/jemimaprice
My Photos | Jemima Price | Jemima Price
 
 
Great !
 
musically-speaking it reminds me of Necko Case and the late Eva Cassidy, both great voices.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2010 at 09:32
Kotro, I did not mean Happy is a "clone" of Kate.  Nobody can clone Kate as far as I'm concerned.  I took the thread to be about artists of a similar sounding voice to Kate, which Happy possesses when she wants to. 

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Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

This thread really bites because while I know Kate and Tori's stuff well, I'm being given a whole bunch of other artists I should check out. LOL
I'm surprised you haven't availed yourself of a little Happy-ness by now Brian - highly recommended Big smile


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Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

This thread really bites because while I know Kate and Tori's stuff well, I'm being given a whole bunch of other artists I should check out. LOL
I'm surprised you haven't availed yourself of a little Happy-ness by now Brian - highly recommended Big smile

Well, I guess I'm going to have to become a Rhodes scholar.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2010 at 14:53
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Happy Rhodes is an amazing singer !
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Actually Tori really plays piano more like Kate, her singing style is somewhat like Joni Mitchell's, only livelier and more fiery.  Joanna Newsom sounds closest to Kate, from the ones I haven't heard (and haven't heard any of those other names).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2010 at 07:30
Wow, someone voted for Maï !
Glad to see that someone else know and appreciates the prog band Hardscore !
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Tori Amos has been the most prominent Kate Bush clone in recent history. She has been ripping off of Kate. Her music sounds exactly like Kate Bush in every way, including the topics. Tori dyes her hair red to look different, but she is a natural brunette. Just like Kate. She probably mimics Kate’s bush too, but Kate’s is obviously more majestic and stylish.







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