WHAM BAM BOWIE BAND
Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 8:00 - Show Starts: 9:30
Wham Bam Bowie Band! A Tribute to the iconic music of David Bowie. David Bowie and his legendary music need no introduction. This is a night of Bowie music carefully put together from his dozens of top charting hits and classic albums, as well as rarities and deep tracks. Wham Bam Bowie Band are on a mission to faithfully present Bowie’s catalog and perform onstage his music, as it continues to influence generations of music fans. Lead singer Mark Casson became a Bowie fan with countless other young Brits when Bowie and The Spiders From Mars appeared on Top Of The Pops. Their legendary performance of “Starman” inspired Mark. “We all knew this was something very, very different” he says, recalling the live TV show in his native England. Jump ahead 30 years, and Mark is a songwriter living in Nashville, releasing albums of Brit-Invasion/Beatles/Bowie-influenced power pop in The Cheeksters, his critically-acclaimed band with his wife Shannon. When Mark did a one-off Bowie tribute show in Nashville club; it was not only great fun but a massive success, people immediately requesting a repeat performance. Mark kept the idea alive to perform some Bowie music again, and years after moving to Asheville he has assembled a band to fulfill it. The Asheville based band features singer/composer Aaron Price on keyboards. On guitar is Andre Cholmondeley of Project/Object, the alumni-based Zappa tribute band. Bassist Brett Spivey and Jim Neu, fresh back from drumming in a Who tribute in Netherlands, round out the lineup. The WBBB show features the giant hits, classics and fan faves from Space Oddity on thru the Hunky Dory, Alladin Sane, Heroes period, the Let’s Dance blockbuster era, and even some brand new material. However the highlight of the evening is a COMPLETE PERFORMANCE of Bowie’s breakthrough “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars” Wham Bam Bowie Band brings Bowie’s iconic music to life, onstage once again. Unlike many artists paid tribute to, Bowie is of course still very much an active and creative force. In 2013 his critically acclaimed and international #1 album “The Next Day” reminded fans new and old that he is still one to watch and listen for in the 21st century. Wham Bam Bowie Band is as excited as you are about keeping Bowie’s music in performance live onstage, where it belongs !!