The founder of Brisbane group Pub Choir has revealed that their cover of the Kate Bush classic Running Up That Hill almost did not happen.
Interviewed on Channel 10’s The Project on Friday, organiser Astrid Jorgensen said that Bush’s publisher had warned her that the star usually says ‘no’, to performance requests.
Over 1000 people spent an evening learning the tune before filming their performance, with the cover video going viral on social media.
‘We told everyone on the night please treasure this moment,’ she said. ‘This is rare we should really embrace spending the night with this beautiful song.’
After finally seeing the performance, Kate Bush sent a personal note of thanks to Jorgensen.
‘It’s utterly, utterly wonderful! I love it so much! Thank you everyone. You sing it really beautifully.’
The Girl Geek Academy team were there on the night and the feeling was amazing.
You can check out the results, that Kate Bush herself LOVES, right here: