The self-proclaimed ‘World’s Greatest David Bowie Celebration’ is set to land at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre in November. So it’s time to dust off those glad rags and glam up as we’re treated to a night of classic hits from A to Ziggy.
The Bowie Experience is undoubtedly the most successful tribute to the pop icon. Established as early as 1997 the extremely talented all-British cast, led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Laurence Knight, has toured extensively throughout the UK and across the world. Shows alongside The Cure, Boney M and The Boomtown Rats as well as performances at the official ‘David Bowie Is” Exhibition at The V&A London has cemented this act as a must see for all Bowie fans.
Performing all the classics including Space Oddity, Starman, Life on Mars, Rebel Rebel, All the Young Dudes, Let’s Dance, and Heroes I can’t help but imagine this show will have everyone dancing and singing along – I know for a fact I will be!
Bowie’s impressive career that spanned over five decades means he managed to do what very few have – remain relevant. Through continuous reinvention of both his personal persona and his music it’s difficult to find an artist today who hasn’t at some point garnered inspiration from the accomplished performer. With an estimated 140 million worldwide record sales, eleven number one UK albums and being an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his talent was both remarkable and enduring.
This is certainly a lot for ‘The Bowie Experience’ to live up to, but I have faith, due in part to singer Laurence Knight’s description of their endeavors, “We pride ourselves on doing the music justice. We aim to faithfully recreate the sound and vision that made Bowie’s songs so timeless.”
With Bowie’s desperately sad passing earlier this year still so fresh in the memory, this is an opportunity to celebrate the life of one of Britain’s most successful and influential artists. Through his art he transcended above music to move and inspire millions, and after all, this was not a man who simply operated within genres of music and art, he created them – if the Glam Rock movement had a father, it was Bowie.
Showing at The Grand Theatre, Blackpool on 27th November, 7:30pm. Tickets from £27.50 (concessions £2.50 off). Call Box Office on 01253 74 33 39 or visit www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk
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