"Operator...Long distance connection to Earth please!"
Come to the show tonight...
On the very day that David Bowie was originally scheduled to end his A Reality Tour in France, tribute outfit, The Bowie Experience, continues its trek around England with the dates below:
Friday 23rd - Bowie Band - The Cauliflower - 553 High Road, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1TZ. Tel: 0208 478 0627
Saturday 24th - Bowie Band - The Bristol Hotel, 131 Bristol Road , Gloucester
Sunday 25th - Bowie Band - Paradise Island, 18-22 Bull Street, Burnley, Lancashire. 01282 411899 [4pm start]
Thursday 29th - Laurence - The Pheonix Hotel, 15 Fore Street, Chard, Somerset. 01460 66444
Friday 30th - Bowie Solo - The Rainbow Club, Belgrave Road, Torquay, Devon.
Saturday 31st - Laurence - The Ship Inn, 68 High Street, Fordingbridge, Hants. 01425 651820
Here's a general note from head main man Laurence, (Pictured above in the advertising campaign for which British Telecom used him as Ziggy Stardust at The National Space Centre in Leicester to launch their `Mars communication` system.) explaining the format of the shows and stuff:
Starting time for gigs, unless otherwise stated, is normally around 9:00pm through to approx. 11:00pm.
`The Bowie Experience`, is the catch-all title of my show when I am doing the tribute, ie attempting to look and act as much like David as I can, taking in his image changes through the years, as well as sounding like him, this applies to the show whether I`m doing it on my own (solo), with my guitarist (duo), or with the band.
When I perform under my own name, I look and act as much like myself as I can, so strictly speaking it is not a `Tribute show` but I still sing Davids songs along with material by other artists, (usually with some kind of link to David however tenuous) and as I began this tribute thing because audiences told me I sounded just like him, some people prefer it because the focus is more on the music, It`s more intimate, less `showy`.
So catch 'em in Illford tonight if you can. The Bowie Experience will be performing many more shows around the UK in the next couple of months, for which we'll post details nearer the time.