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This Bowie Tribute band is the only David Bowie tribute act in the world to be invited, and attend the 'invitation only' private viewing of the 'David Bowie Is' Exhibition at the V&A Museum in London in 2013. In August 2013 they performed live on the steps of the V&A London as part of the 'Occupy Bowie' event, to close the David Bowie Is Exhibition.

Formed in 1997, the band was formed by a group of musicians attending music college and have gone on to play all over the UK via the Chicago Rock chain, Jumpin Jaks, theatres, corporate events and festivals including the 'Compaq Science Festival' and supporting Boney M.

In 2003, the singer performed live as David Bowie at The Royal Albert Hall, and in the same year the band supported Roy Wood (of Wizard fame) in Scotland.

From 2004/5 to date the band have been featured regularly on and Blam (of Bowienet) asked for two copies of the unplugged CD - one for him, and one for Mr Bowie!

The lead singer as Ziggy Stardust was employed by British Telecom to promote their 'Mars Communicator' at Leicester Space Centre, he was asked by Sky TV to appear at the launch of the Biography Channel. He also (as Ziggy) appeared in Armando Ianucci's comedy series 'Time Trumpet', and 'Don't Tell The Bride' for the BBC.

They also recreated the Ziggy Stardust album cover photograph by appearing in Heddon street to feature in an 'app' for the Museum of London and performed at the very top of the 'gherkin' building in central London. 

2006 saw double-header gigs with T-Rex and Roxy Music tributes, and performing in Dubai and at the prestigious 'Cavern Convention' in Liverpool.
The following year The Mathew Street Festival in Liverpool saw the band for the first time, and they have appeared every year since.

In 2009 the band played an outdoor festival in Surrey supporting 'The Boomtown Rats' (and ended up playing the headline slot!) 

In 2013 the band performed live on the steps of the V&A London as part of the 'Occupy Bowie' event, to close the David Bowie Is Exhibition.

On the 6th June 2012, to celebrate the 40th anniversary (to the day) of the Ziggy Stardust album release, the band performed the Ziggy Stardust album in full, live in Heddon Street, London (the original location for the album cover photograph) under the newly unveiled plaque which marks the spot.

The band continues to tour, appearing regularly at festivals, theatres and venues throughout the UK and Europe.

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The Bowie Tribute - Bowie Tribute Repertoire

  • Absolute Beginners
  • Afraid
  • Aladdin Sane
  • All The Madmen
  • All The Young Dudes
  • Always Crashing In The Same Car
  • Andy Warhol
  • Ashes To Ashes
  • The Bewlay Brothers
  • Big Brother
  • Bring me the Disco King
  • Black Country Rock
  • Blue Jean
  • Boys Keep Swinging
  • Cactus
  • Cat People
  • Changes
  • China Girl
  • Cracked Actor
  • Dancing in the Street
  • Dead Man Walking
  • Diamond Dogs
  • DJ
  • Drive in Saturday
  • Eight Line Poem
  • Fame
  • Fashion
  • Five Years
  • Golden Years
  • Hello Spaceboy
  • Hang on to Yourself
  • Heroes
  • I`m Afraid of Americans
  • It aint easy
  • Jean Genie
  • John I`m Only Dancing
  • Jump They Say
  • Kooks
  • Lady Stardust
  • Lady Grinning Soul
  • Letter to Hermione
  • Lets Dance
  • Life on Mars
  • Look Back in Anger
  • Loving The Alien
  • The Man Who Sold The World
  • Moonage Daydream
  • Modern Love
  • Never Let me Down
  • 1984
  • Oh You Pretty Things
  • Panic in Detroit
  • Prettiest Star
  • Queen Bitch
  • Quicksand
  • Rebel Rebel
  • Rock 'n' Roll With Me
  • Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
  • Scary Monsters (and super creeps) 
  • Seven
  • Slow Burn
  • Soul Love
  • Sorrow
  • Sound and Vision
  • Space Oddity
  • Star
  • Starman
  • The Stars (are out tonight)
  • Station to Station
  • Suffragette City
  • This is not America
  • Thursdays Child
  • Time
  • TVC 15
  • Underground
  • Valentines Day
  • Watch That Man
  • Where are we now
  • Wild is the Wind
  • Word on a Wing
  • Young Americans
  • Ziggy Stardust

The Bowie Tribute - Bowie Tribute Feedback

We just want to say a *BIG BIG* thank you for performing at what was a very memorable and enjoyable Mathew Street Music Festival. It was an absolute pleasure to have you on board for our 19th Festival! Attendance figures reached 320,000 over the two days and the feedback has been nothing but positive!

Kate Smith, Culture Liverpool

Just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic show at the Theatre on the steps on Saturday. It was so good to see you dressed in the Ziggy gear and doing all the songs from the album. Took me back to 72 when I saw David perform them(I don't think he did them all then). You did a really good job on "It Ain't Easy" which certainly isn't! You looked like you were loving it too. You looked great in the high waisted trousers - not seen them before and what a surprise was Afraid from Reality. Not heard Reality for ages so we played it full blast in the car on the way home! It was definitely worth the 2 hour drive each way to see you and the venue was lovely. Hope you go back there again.

Laura Thorpe, Theatre on the Steps, Bridgnor

Thursday nights are known to be a bit on the quiet side at Mr. Kyps, but not this Thursday for we have the fantastic Bowie tribute perfoming the early 'golden years' of Ziggy Stardust and other character inventions. Another mixed audience of various ages greeted the band on to stage to show what a span of music has been produced by one of the most creative artists this country has had over the years. We just wanted to say that we were blown away with the show last night, still not got over how brilliant it was and we will be spreading the word. Would you express our thanks and appreciation to the rest of the band as they were all fantastic, we loved it so much that we want to see you again ASAP so can you let us know which gigs in the future will you be doing the same 2 set show.

Steve and Stella Roberts, Theatre on the Steps, Bridgnor

To reproduce the sound of the original songs takes some doing but these guys did themselves proud with Mark in the role of lead guitarist Mick Ronson, Stuart on keyboards, Ollie on drums and one of the best lady bassists you'll see anywhere - Lydia. After opening with a not so well known number we were soon into hit after hit with the band getting stronger and tighter as the set progressed. You'd think 'Space Oddity' would be saved for the encore, but no, with Laurence strapping on his guitar and playing the opening chords it was time for us Major Toms in the audience to air our out of tune vocal chords. On several songs Laurence also plays a bit of funky sax. Other great versions of 'Oh! You Pretty Things', 'The Jean Genie' and an excellent performance of 'China Girl' with Stuart on oriental keyboards. For the second half Laurence entered attired all in white complete with baggy trousers, and with a change of jackets through the second half of the set, the show just got better as the evening went on, with the members of the band really looking like they were having a great time as well as us. Again it's hard to remember all the material used as every song you seem to know but numbers that stood out were 'Starman', 'Heroes', 'Changes' and saved up for a well deserved encore was '5 Years', 'Let's Dance' and 'Rebel Rebel' that ended another entertaining evening from more than just a tribute band.

Mick Ward, Poole, Dorset

It takes a special type of talent to get on stage and play tribute to any artist by performing their songs. To cover David Bowie songs as faithfully and with so much passion as shown by Laurence and the band last night takes the whole tribute band thing to another level. Bowies contribution to 20th century music is beyond comparison , he has transcended music genres, transformed musical trends and influenced bands and styles many of which are with us today. The band captured all the best of Bowies styles to entertain a Saturday night crowd with an excellent set covering all the Ziggy songs, including the rarely played live John I'm Only Dancing, a true treat for the anoraks .The first half ran as a classic hour- Starman, Soul Love, Ziggy Diamond Dogs, Changes, Jean Genie and Rock & Roll Suicide. Moonage Daydream and Hang onto Yourself would have graced any encore , and yet after only 5 songs I had counted 5 show stoppers!! The second half , again selected classical Bowie songs- we all know them, we all sung along- all were classics when released. Yet here was a dream set for Bowie fans- Young Americans, Fashion, Ashes to Ashes, Modern Love Heroes, Let’s Dance, Cracked Actor (a personal favourite) - if only the man himself could select such a set list. As a self confessed Bowie nut the whole show was a blast. There were times during the show that you could have been at Hammersmith Odeon in July 1973!

Dave and Alison Charles, Poole, Dorset

The largest crowds were to be found around the Tunnel stage, as always, opposite St John’s garden. It’s a genuinely wonderful place to escape during the festival, to witness that heady cocktail of picnicking families, underage drinkers and sun dappled overweight husbands joining together in a sing-a-long of ‘Rebel Rebel,’ performed by The Bowie Tribute. The lead of which donned in a Union Jack Trench coat, really does have an uncanny semblance to the real David Bowie. Alarmingly so.


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